England vs Holland
The Times on Thursday have gone about trying to predict how England will line-up against Holland tonight.
England and Holland face off in the Nations League semi-final in Portugal.
The winners will face the Portuguese in the final, after they beat Switzerland 3-1 on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of the show for Portugal, as he scored a hat-trick to sink the Swiss.
Harry Kane out, Marcus Rashford in
Perhaps the biggest issue for Gareth Southgate surrounds England’s attack.
Will Harry Kane start against the Dutch after he played for Tottenham in their Champions League final defeat against Liverpool?
Kane played the full match for Spurs in Madrid. However, some have doubted whether Kane was fully fit.
Southgate has confirmed that Kane is available to start the match against the Dutch.
Gareth Southgate now LIVE on @5liveSport and says Harry Kane is fit to start
— Ian Dennis (@Iandennisbbc) June 5, 2019
Yet, the Times believe that England’s captain will begin the game on the bench.
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, who struggled at Old Trafford in the final rounds of the season, is set to be deployed at centre-forward.
Rashford is the only Man United player expected to start for England.
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England predicted XI vs Holland
There are few other surprises in the predicted England XI.
In goal, Everton’s Jordan Pickford will start.
Leicester City defenders Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell should be partnered by Man City duo Kyle Walker and John Stones.
In midfield, West Ham’s Declan Rice should receive another opportunity to impress in the holding role.
Rice is set to be joined by Man City’s Fabian Delph and Chelsea’s Ross Barkley.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is likely to be rested.
Further forward, BVB’s Jadon Sancho and Sky Blues star Raheem Sterling may complete the XI.