England will lock horns with Ukraine at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday night, hoping to pick up a positive result and secure a place in the semi-finals of the Euro 2020 tournament. The Three Lions will be coming into the match on the back of an encouraging 2-0 win over Germany, whereas Andriy Shevchenko’s men recorded a 2-1 victory over Sweden in the Round of 16.
Gareth Southgate will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation with a couple of tweaks from the last game. Phil Foden might get the nod over Bukayo Saka, whereas Jack Grealish seems likely to start as the attacking midfielder.
4-3-3 England Predicted Lineup Vs Ukraine
Jordan Pickford is expected to start in goal for the upcoming encounter. The Everton shot-stopper would be looking to put up a strong performance and add to his tally of four clean sheets on Saturday.
Harry Maguire will continue to form the centre-half partnership with John Stones at the heart of England’s backline.
Kyle Walker is a guaranteed starter at the right-back position, whereas Luke Shaw will continue to feature as the left-back. The duo would be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Kieran Trippier will have to settle for a place on the bench but could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Kalvin Phillips is expected to start in the central midfield position, whereas Declan Rice will slot in as the defensive midfielder. The duo would be determined to put up a strong performance and dominate the midfield proceedings against Ukraine on Saturday.
Jack Grealish remains a sure-fire starter this week, and it’ll be an understatement to say The Three Lions will be highly dependent on the Aston Villa star’s creative work if they wish to pick up a positive result.
Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling will take up the wide positions, playing on the right and left-wing respectively.
Harry Kane is expected to lead the line for his side against Ukraine. The 27-year-old striker finally managed to get his name on the scoresheet against Germany, and he’ll hope to repeat the same feat when he faces off against the Ukraine defence that has conceded six goals in their last four matches.
Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford will have to settle for a place on the bench, but they could come on in the second half if needed.