England will lock horns with Senegal at the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday night hoping to pick up a positive result and secure a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup campaign. The Three Lions will be coming into the match on the back of a 3-0 victory over Wales whereas Aliou Cisse’s men recorded a 2-1 win against Ecuador.
Gareth Southgate will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation; however, he might make a couple of changes for the upcoming fixture as Kieran Trippier looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
4-3-3 England Predicted Lineup Vs Senegal
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 clean sheets on Sunday.
Harry Maguire will continue to form the centre-half partnership with John Stones at the heart of England’s backline.
Luke Shaw is a guaranteed starter at the left-back position, whereas Kieran Tripper will continue to feature as the left-back. The duo would be expected to stay compact and keep their shape defensively.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will have to settle for a place on the bench but could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Jude Bellingham 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 Wales on Sunday.
Mason Mount remains a sure-fire starter this week and it’ll be an understatement to say The Three Lions will be highly dependent on the Chelsea star’s creative work if they wish to pick up a positive result.
Jack Grealish could be introduced in the second forty-five minutes of the match.
Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right wing respectively.
Harry Kane is expected to lead the line for England. The 29-year-old would hope to find the back of the net when he faces off against the Senegal defence that has conceded four goals in their last three matches.
Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden will have to settle for a place on the bench but they could come on in the second half if needed.