Three ways England could line up without Harry Kane against Czech Republic at Euro 2020 after Scotland horror show

Three ways England could line up without Harry Kane against Czech Republic at Euro 2020 after Scotland horror show

June 19, 2021

HARRY KANE had another evening to forget as England drew 0-0 with Scotland at Wembley.

The Three Lions talisman was hauled off on 74 minutes and replaced by Marcus Rashford as Gareth Southgate's men failed to overcome the Auld Enemy.


Kane, 27, looked leggy as England only managed one shot on target.

He was widely criticised after the game but there were several high profile voices pointing to the lack of service the superstar received.

Whatever the root cause of Kane's second lacklustre performance in the tournament, Three Lions fans will be looking for a more accomplished England showing with or without the Tottenham man.

And SunSport has explored three ways Southgate could line up against the Czech Republic at Wembley on Tuesday without the wantaway Spurs star.

Everton ace Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the obvious like for like replacement.

The Toffees hitman didn't get on the pitch against the Scots and had to wait until the 92nd minute to come on against Croatia.

Marcus Rashford has also played up front for Manchester United in the past and the Southgate favourite could easily play through the middle of an attacking trio.

But the England boss could decide to shake things up completely and play a false-nine system with Phil Foden given a third chance to make an impact after two quiet showings.

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Jordan Pickford and John Stones are likely the only two guaranteed to keep their spot in the starting XI.

Reece James and Luke Shaw were acceptable at wing-backs but didn't offer much going forward which could see Ben Chilwell given a chance and either Kyle Walker or Kieran Trippier recalled.

Jack Grealish has surely done enough for a chance to prove himself from the start – especially considering the stuttering form of the players currently keeping him out the team.

Mason Mount is likely to keep his place but with the wealth of attacking options at Southgate's disposal, the Chelsea man needs to deliver a big performance.

Jadon Sancho is yet to play a single minute at the tournament while Harry Maguire has declared himself fit so could return to the side in place of Tyrone Mings.

Although that would be harsh on the Aston Villa star with the side having kept two clean sheets with him in the team.

Roy Keane reckons Kane's poor form is down to uncertainty over the wantaway Tottenham star's future.

And Graeme Souness said: "The centre-backs had an easy night against him.

"Harry Kane looks a shadow of the player we know he is.

"In two games, he looks leggy, lacking enthusiasm…"

However, Souness did defend Kane, adding: "A centre-forward is 90 per cent relying on the passes he's getting and he's not getting a great deal from that midfield.

"I don't care what anyone says, that ain't working."

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