In the absence of Luke Shaw and John Stones, both out through injury, Southgate will have to make changes to his usual back four, with Levi Colwill, Marc Guehi and Fikayo Tomori – all of whom came through Chelsea’s academy – competing with Brighton’s Lewis Dunk for a place alongside Harry Maguire as a central defender.
Colwill could start straight away on his first official call-up, although Guehi has more experience at international level. Ben Chilwell is expected to start at left-back for the first time since the 2-0 win over Ukraine at Wembley in the second leg in March.
Jordan Henderson’s long-term future for the national team has been cast in doubt by his move to Saudi Arabia. Southgate said he will need to evaluate the midfielder as the season progresses, but he remains the most likely candidate for the midfield three, particularly with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mason Mount missing from the squad due to injury.
Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka lead both of the three sports up front, leaving Marcus Rashford competing with Phil Foden, James Maddison and Eberechi Eze for a place on the left wing.
England XI: Pickford; Walker, Guehi, Maguire, Chilwell; Henderson, Rice, Bellingham; Saka, Kane, Rashford
Time and date: 5:00pm BST, Saturday 9 September 2023
Venue: Stadium Wroclaw
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