England Will Switch Formation Against Italy, Entire Line-Up With Changes Leaked Online


England’s line-up for Sunday evening’s massive Euro 2020 final with Italy has leaked online – with Gareth Southgate set to change formation.

The Sun claim Southgate has already chosen his team ahead of the huge showdown at Wembley.

In terms of personnel, the only player to miss out from Wednesday’s semi-final starting XI is Bukayo Saka.

He will drop out for Kieran Trippier to come in at right wing-back and Kyle Walker shifts back into central defence.

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Check out the entire team below:

Goalkeeper: Jordan Pickford

Defence: Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw

Midfield: Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice

Attack: Mason Mount, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling

England have used a back five in this tournament already and defeated Germany 2-0 using it.

It’s believed the change has been made to stop Italy’s full-backs getting up the pitch.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Emerson, as well as Leonardo Spinazzola before his injury, are a key part of Roberto Mancini’s team.

Italy are on a 33-match unbeaten run and haven’t lost a game since September 2018.

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Mancini is expected to name the same XI that defeated Spain in their semi-final clash on Tuesday.

He opted for a 4-3-3 formation against Spain as Federico Chiesa fired Italy into the lead in the second half.

Gianluigi Donnarumma started in net, with Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci protecting the PSG man.

Emerson and Di Lorenzo played left and right full-back respectively.

Jorginho, whose name has been floated by some as a potential Ballon d’Or contender, started in midfield alongside Nicolo Barella and Marco Verratti.

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Chiesa and Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne were deployed as the wingers, with Lazio striker Ciro Immobile leading the frontline for Italy.

Manuel Locatelli, Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Matteo Pessina, Federico Bernardeschi and Rafael Toloi were all called into action from the bench.

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