England World Cup

Sky Sports reveal England’s expected starting line-up vs Switzerland

Sky Sports sources have revealed England’s expected starting line-up vs Switzerland.

Gareth Southgate makes nine changes from the side that lost to Spain on Saturday.

Eric Dier will captain the Three Lions at the King Power Stadium this evening, according to John Cross.

England’s starting line-up vs Switzerland

Southgate looks set to make a host of changes for England’s second game in four days against Switzerland.

Captain Harry Kane will be rested, with only Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford maintaining their places from the defeat to Spain.

Most notably, Kyle Walker returns to his experimental role as a right-sided centre-back in a back-three.

The Manchester City defender was benched for Joe Gomez against Spain whilst Kieran Trippier started in his favoured full-back slot.

The debate will now be around whether the 28-year-old has lost his place in England’s usual line-up.

Luke Shaw and Dele Alli withdraw from England squad

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 08: Luke Shaw of England is stretchered from the pitch following injury, during the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Luke Shaw has returned to Manchester United after sustaining a head injury with England, according to Manchester Evening News.

The defender was involved in a clash with Spanish full-back Dani Carvajal during the UEFA Nations League on Saturday.

Dele Alli has also withdrawn from the squad after suffering a “minor muscle strain”, the FA have confirmed.

The 22-year-old picked up the injury during the Three Lions’ 2-1 defeat to Spain on Saturday.

Leicester City duo Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray have been named as late additions to Southgate’s squad.

UEFA Nations League: England 1-2 Spain

Goals from Rodrigo and Saul Niguez claimed Spain three points in the UEFA Nations League clash at Wembley Stadium.

Marcus Rashford struck early on for the Three Lions following excellent work from his Manchester United teammate Luke Shaw.


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