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Euro 2024 qualifying has been all too easy for England thus far, so will they remain on track to end a campaign with maximum points for only the fourth time, after 1950, 1954 and 2016?
Back in March, the Three Lions commenced the year with a statement 2-1 victory over Italy at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, before prevailing 2-0 when Ukraine visited Wembley three days later.
Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka bagging quick-fire goals that afternoon.
Then, in June, Gareth Southgate’s side ran riot, hammering Malta 4-0 in Ta’ Qali, with this followed by a 7-0 demolition of North Macedonia in Manchester.
Harry Kane scoring twice, with Marcus Rashford and Kalvin Phillips also on target at Old Trafford, but the night belonged to Saka, becoming the 61st Englishman to score a senior international hat-trick.
This all leaves the Three Lions six points clear at the top of Group C, on the verge of rubber stamping their spot at next summer’s European Championships.
Remember, the seeding for the Euros group stage draw, scheduled for 2 December, is based on a team’s record in qualifying, so every point counts.
Ukraine meantime are aiming to reach a fourth successive Euros, bouncing back from that aforementioned defeat at Wembley brilliantly by picking up back-to-back wins in June.
In Serhiy Rebrov’s first match in charge, they came from 2-0 down to beat North Macedonia 3-2 in Skopje, with Illya Zabarnyi, Yukhym Konoplya and Viktor Tsyhankov all on target in a dramatic second half turnaround.
Three days later, Tsyhankov’s penalty was enough to down Malta 1-0 at Štadión Antona Malatinského.
This is a crucial two-game window for the Blue and Yellows, who will take on Italy at San Siro on Tuesday, knowing they need to finish above one of the group’s juggernauts to qualify automatically.
Before that trip to Milan, this match will take place in Northern Poland, with Ukraine still unable to play home matches on home soil due to the continued Russian invasion.
In front of a huge crowd at Stadion Wrocław, will England swat Ukraine aside?
Ukraine team news
Mykhailo Mudryk may have still never scored for Chelsea, but he remains a key figure for his national team, lining-up alongside Arsenal’s Oleksandr Zinchenko in midfield.
Two more Premier League players, Illya Zabarnyi and Vitalii Mykolenko, will feature in defence, while Real Madrid’s back-up goalkeeper Andriy Lunin is firmly his country’s number one.
England team news
The visitors are without Trent Alexander-Arnold, John Stones, Luke Shaw, Reece James, Mason Mount and Jack Grealish due to injury, while Jarrod Bowen and Raheem Sterling have not been called-up.
Levi Colwill and Eddie Nketiah are both hoping to make their senior international debuts this week, although these are more likely to come in Tuesday’s friendly against Scotland.
Harry Maguire and Kalvin Phillips are controversial inclusions, due to their lack of club minutes, while Jordan Henderson is also in the squad, despite now plying his trade for Al-Ettifaq.
In contrast, fellow-midfielder Jude Bellingham has been on fire for Real Madrid, scoring five times in his first four appearances for los Blancos.
Harry Kane became England’s all-time top-scorer back in March, with 37 of his 58 goals coming in qualifiers.