England predicted XI v Denmark: Tactical tweak as Arsenal man starts
England expects. The time for gushing at victories over Germany and Ukraine will end, and for Gareth Southgate and his team, it’s time to deliver against Denmark.
Kasper Hjulmand’s team travel to Wembley this evening as England have home advantage in their Euro 2020 semi-final clash. As a result, the emphasis is on the Three Lions to set up a final with Italy.
Southgate has played a blinder so far. He’s used his squad superbly well and has been the man with a plan for each of England’s games so far.
His team are yet to concede a goal in the tournament. A draw against Scotland was disappointing for England, but they’ve not shirked in the aftermath and regained their composure.
Putting some demons to bed against Germany was followed by a stunning win over Ukraine in Rome. Now, English optimism has been reignited once more.
Ahead of tonight’s game, we look at how Southgate could line his team up at Wembley.
In goal and back three
England defeated Germany with relative ease playing a 3-4-3 system, which could be the way to go this evening.
Kyle Walker will revert to centre-back, with John Stones and Harry Maguire operating alongside him.
Jordan Pickford is now guaranteed the Golden Glove at Euro 2020 with his five clean sheets. Another one tonight could see England into the final.
Wing-backs and midfield
Jordan Henderson came off the bench to score England’s final goal against Ukraine. He is expected to drop back to the bench tonight, however.
Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice have been mainstays in this tournament and there isn’t really a reason to take them out of the team.
Kieran Trippier scored in England’s last semi-final at a major tournament. He should come in as the right-sided wing-back this evening.
On the left, Luke Shaw registered two assists at the weekend and is bang in form going into tonight’s semi-final.
Harry Kane is the man of the moment. He’s found his form during the last two games and will spearhead the England attack.
Bukayo Saka is back from injury for tonight’s game and after two impressive performances, he could get the nod to start again.
Raheem Sterling has scored three Euro 2020 goals and is arguably one of the first names on the team-sheet at the moment.
Mason Mount, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden should all start on the bench for England.
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