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England ENG Kane (72')
WC Qualification Gameweek 6
Sep 8, 2021 KO: 18:45

Poland - England

Stadion Narodowy Warszawa
Referee: Daniel Siebert
  72' Kane
Szymański 90+2  

Match preview

Big guns to return? - How England could line up against Poland

Gareth Southgate will be looking to make it three wins from three during this international break as England face Poland. How will the Three Lions line up?

Gareth Southgate's England side will be hoping to continue their dominance in Group I of World Cup 2022 qualification.

The Three Lions have won all five games so far, and are top of the table having conceded just one goal. They face second placed Poland after their 4-0 thrashing of Andorra, and will expect a much tougher task this time around.

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Southgate made plenty of changes against Andorra, giving the likes of Conor Coady, Tyrone Mings and Patrick Bamford starts, but he's expected to revert to his first choice XI against Paulo Sousa's Poland.

England Predicted XI

Sam Johnstone started the last game, but Jordan Pickford is England's number one 'keeper, and will once again be between the sticks.

Kyle Walker will face competition from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James by the time Qatar rolls around, but he's Southgate's preferred option at right-back at the moment.

John Stones and Harry Maguire will be the centre-half pairing once more, with Luke Shaw back in at left-back.

After Jude Bellingham shone last time out, Southgate will have to make a decision, but he's likely to revert to his tried and trusted pivot of Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips.

Jack Grealish seems to have moved up in the pecking order since moving to Manchester City, although Phil Foden's injury has helped that. The former Aston Villa man will play off the left, with Raheem Sterling on the right, and Mason Mount playing centrally behind the striker.

Bamford may have featured last time out, but Harry Kane will resume duties as the main man against the Polish backline.

In essence, it'll be the same starting XI as the one that took to the field against Hungary.

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Recent Ratings

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  Average Match Rating  
6.6
  Home  
7.0
6.1
  Away  
6.9
6.3
  Total  
7.0

Match statistics

Poland
Statistics
England
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
16
Draws
5
1
Losses
6
3
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
43
42
Goals Per Game
2.15
2.10
More > 2.5 Goals
14
10
More > 3 Goals
7
5
Scored First in a Match
11
15
Scored Both Halves
10
9
Won More > 1 Goal
6
9
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
26
7
Did Not Score
3
3
Both Teams Scored
14
4
Kept Clean Sheet
4
14
Won Without Conceding
3
13
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
638
768
Possession
51
57
Passes
461
602
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
13
Shots on Target
4.80
5.38
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.18
Crosses
20
16
Offsides
2.43
2.71
Penalties
0.00
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.20
0.70
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
16
11
Interceptions
12
9.07
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
16
17
Total Shots Conceded
11
6.94
Shots on Target Conceded
3.40
2.29
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.06
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
16
10
Yellow Cards
1.70
0.95
Red Cards
0.00
0.05