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England predicted lineup vs Hungary: World Cup qualifier - October 2021

Tom Gott
England will face off against Hungary
England will face off against Hungary / Michael Regan/GettyImages
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England will be looking to do the double over Hungary when the two sides face off at Wembley on Tuesday.

With September's 4-0 win still fresh in the memory, Gareth Southgate's side will be feeling good about their chances of picking up one of the two wins they need to guarantee themselves a spot at the 2022 World Cup.

It could be a strong lineup from the boss, and here's who he could go for.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Jordan Pickford
Pickford is in line for another cap / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Jordan Pickford (GK) - Sam Johnstone did a good job against Andorra but will likely drop back to the bench in place of Pickford.

Kyle Walker (RB) - Rested last time out, Walker will be raring to go for this one.

John Stones (CB) - Stones played an hour against Andorra and may well be rested here, but with Southgate looking to name his strongest lineup, expect to Man City defender to feature.

Tyrone Mings (CB) - Mings has been England's third-choice defender for a while now, and with Harry Maguire out injured, he will likely step into the starting lineup.

Ben Chilwell (LB) - Chilwell gave Southgate the headache he was looking for by scoring against Andorra. He'll be keen for more minutes and will likely get them, especially since Luke Shaw is not fully fit.

2. Midfielders

Raheem Sterling
Sterling will want another goal / Matthias Hangst/GettyImages

Declan Rice (CM) - Poked fun at the racist Hungary supporters by drinking their beer last time out. More of that, please.

Jordan Henderson (CM) - Phil Foden excelled in a deeper role against Andorra, but Southgate will likely opt for more security with Henderson.

Raheem Sterling (RW) - Sterling has fresh legs and a fierce desire to smack Hungary around after the abuse directed at him in the last game.

Mason Mount (AM) - Hasn't started a game in almost a month so will be keen for the extra minutes to get his fitness back up.

Jack Grealish (LW) - Scored in his 17 minutes off the bench against Andorra and will hope to add his second international goal in this one.

3. Forward

Harry Kane
Kane could climb up the scoring charts / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Harry Kane (ST) - His ankles are safe from the Andorran pitch, so Kane's focus will now be on banging goals and climbing up England's scoring charts. He's three behind Jimmy Greaves in fourth.


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