England team could include FOUR changes against Wales with Walker and Henderson in line to start World Cup 2022 clash | The Sun

England team could include FOUR changes against Wales with Walker and Henderson in line to start World Cup 2022 clash | The Sun

November 29, 2022

ENGLAND could make four changes to the starting line-up for their final group game against Wales.

After thrashing Iran 6-2 Gareth Southgate did not make any changes for the drab 0-0 draw with USA on Friday.




But with England needing just a point to qualify, or to lose by less than four goals, Southgate is set to experiment a little.

Experienced Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is set to take the place of Mason Mount, with the Chelsea star being rested ahead of the knock-out rounds.

There could also be a welcome return from injury for Kyle Walker on the cards, while James Maddison could also be named on the bench for the first time after training for the first time on Saturday.

Walker is likely to play at right-back which could mean Kieran Trippier swaps to the left flank in place of Luke Shaw, who might drop to the bench.

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Jordan Pickford, John Stones and Harry Maguire maintain their places after earning their first clean sheet of the tournament against USA.

Best mates Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham also retain their spots in midfield but Southgate has opted for a different attacking line-up.

Manchester City star Phil Foden could make his first World Cup start after being controversially left on the bench last time out.

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There have been several calls for the youngster to start, including from SunSport columnist Piers Morgan who described him as "the most wondrously gifted player we’ve had since Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne".

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Marcus Rashford may also be picked in an England starting line-up for the first time since June 2021.

That means Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling could drop out of the side, with Jack Grealish also having to remain patient for his World Cup start.

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