Mason Mount could be set to make his England debut following Jesse Lingard’s absence with illness.
The Manchester United star missed training on Friday and will sit out of the Euro 2020 qualifier with Bulgaria at Wembley on Saturday evening.
That may mean that Chelsea starlet Mount, who has scored twice for the Blues this season, could make his debut for England.
Jordan Henderson is expected to keep his place in midfield alongside Mount and Tottenham man Harry Winks, who could also feature from the off.
Ahead of them, Raheem Sterling is likely to continue his run in the side, having scored four times already for Gareth Southgate’s side in qualifying.
The Manchester City star will probably flank striker Harry Kane, who will have United frontman Marcus Rashford on his right.
In goal, Jordan Pickford is expected to continue, following his Nations League penalty shootout heroics from June.
And ahead of the Everton keeper, world-record United signing Harry Maguire should take his rightful place in the heart of defence next to Liverpool’s Joe Gomez.
England team news: Predicted 4-3-3 line up to face Bulgaria – Man Utd snub, Chelsea debut (Image: GETTY/BUILDALINEUP)
England team news: Predicted 4-3-3 line up to face Bulgaria – Man Utd snub, Chelsea debut (Image: BUILDALINEUP)
Gomez could be joined at the back by club team-mate Trent Alexander Arnold, who has enjoyed another impressive start to the season for Liverpool at right-back.
And on the Liverpudlian’s opposite side, Maguire’s former team-mate Ben Chillwell will likely retain his starting spot.
Southgate said ahead of the game: “The competition for places is a great thing for us.
“As a coach, that’s an enjoyable problem to have.
“We have got to take care of qualification. We have everything to prove in terms of world rankings. We are competitive against any team but any team is capable of beating us.”
England predicted line up vs Bulgaria
Pickford; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Maguire, Chilwell; Henderson, Winks, Mount; Sterling, Sancho, Kane