The possible absence of Bukayo Saka and the availability of Manchester City’s treble winners from the start of the game could determine Gareth Southgate’s selection when England take on North Macedonia on Monday night.
Another interesting question is whether, following his outstanding performance in the win over Malta, he will opt to use Trent Alexander-Arnold again in midfield – while several Manchester United players are hoping to be in the starting XI when the game is at home floor at Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford will be one, but he takes on Jack Grealish and James Maddison, with the latter set to claim victory on Friday.
A fourth consecutive win in Euro 2024 qualifiers is expected here for the Three Lions, with the finals in Germany then becoming very close as the top two advance automatically.
Here’s everything you need to know before the game.
When is the game?
England play North Macedonia on Monday 19 June. Kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 BST.
Where can I watch?
All England Seniors games are now broadcast live on Channel 4. Viewers can stream the game via the Channel 4 website and app. You can also follow the live blog right here The Independentfrom approx. 18:00 BST.
What’s new on the England team?
Bukayo Saka was substituted with a stroke against Malta and may not feature, while Eberechi Eze is hoping for a second cap after making his debut as a substitute.
Gareth Southgate’s big decisions will be how many Man City stars he wants in the line-up, with John Stones being the most likely but Kyle Walker, Jack Grealish and Kalvin Phillips also hoping to be included. Phil Foden is the fifth member and could replace Saka from the start after doing so in the last game.
Another possibility is that Trent Alexander-Arnold stays in midfield against an opponent, which means a slight advance.
ENG – Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw, Alexander-Arnold, Rice, Henderson, Foden, Kane, Rashford
MKD – Dimitrievski, Ristovski, Zajkov, Velkovski, Ashkovski, Ademi, Bardhi, Alioski, Elmas, Nestorovski, Trajkovski
North Macedonia 28/1
England will take another step towards next summer’s finals in Germany with a clear win by at least a few goals. England 3-0 North Macedonia.