England aim to score three out of three wins in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup as they host Poland tonight
The three Lions of Gareth Southgate won their first two qualifiers last week, beating San Marino 5-0 on Thursday at Wembley before beating Albania 2-0 on Sunday in Tirana
With Poland already losing points in the 3-3 draw with Hungary, England know that winning would allow them to keep Group I firmly under control at this early stage
Southgate is bolstered by the fact that Polish star Robert Lewandowski is out injured but may regret the Bayern Munich striker’s absence as he would have given England’s defense a world-class test
The game will also be Southgate’s last chance to see their squad in action before naming their squad for Euro 2020 So tonight there are more than three points at stake for some players
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with the kick-off at 7:45 PM GMT
Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United )), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jesse Lingard (West Ham United, loan from Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham ) United)
Even without Lewandowski Poland should deliver England’s biggest test for the international break, but the absence of the Bayern striker increases the three Lions’ chances of continuing their latest run without conceding
On the other end, Harry Kane will no doubt be desperate to continue his march towards Wayne Rooney’s scoring record after ending his international drought in Tirana
Poland’s preparations were turned upside down, captain and record scorer Robert Lewandowski were excluded because of a knee injury
They were also bothered by positive Covid-19 tests, although one of the two players named on Tuesday, Grzegorz Krychowiak, traveled after a second test was negative Kamil Piatkowski, Mateusz Klich and Lukasz Skorupski all tested positive
Mason Mount was declared fit after a minor injury and could start his eighth game in a row in England
Marcus Rashford (foot) and Bukayo Saka (thigh) were excluded from the game due to injury, while James Ward-Prowse stepped down as a precaution
The English boss will also have to decide whether to continue the 4-3-3 formation against Albania and San Marino or to return to the more conservative 3-4-3 formation used in the Nations League last year
TV Channel: The game will be broadcast live for free (for UK viewers with a valid TV license) on ITV The reporting starts at 193 p.m.
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