England are looking to maintain their 100% record in Group E as they take on Estonia at Wembley on Friday.
Roy Hodgson’s men have already secured qualification for next summer’s finals in France after winning all eight of their qualifying matches, including a 1-0 victory in Estonia back in October 2014, thanks to Wayne Rooney’s late free-kick.
The Three Lions’ have scored 14 times and only conceded once in their four games on their own patch throughout the campaign.
For Estonia, this is a must win game if they are to keep their qualifying chances alive. In fact they need to collect three points in both their remaining matches to stand a chance of securing at least a play-off spot, however they are also heavily dependent on other results.
Magnus Pehrsson’s side have had a tricky campaign that has been hugely dented by their away form with one draw and three losses from their four trips.
Nine of the visitors’ 10 points have come in their home matches with three wins from four in Tallinn; England the only side to come away with a victory.
Hodgson will be without captain and record goalscorer Wayne Rooney who misses the game with an ankle injury, whilst Everton defender John Stones (knee) is also out.
Rooney’s absence means Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill will captain the side, while Harry Kane or Theo Walcott will be given a chance to lead the attack.
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick and Liverpool striker Danny Ings are doubts but Jonjo Shelvey should be fine after returning to training on Thursday.
Tottenham players Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker were late call ups to the side, joining fellow club team-mate and senior new boy Dele Alli in the squad.
The visitors are likely to have their qualifying campaign’s top goalscorer Sergei Zenjov spearheading the attack, whilst captain Ragnar Klavan is set to get his 106th cap.
Konstantin Vassiljev could cause problems in the midfield. He is the leading scorer in the current squad with 20 goals from 81 caps.
Group E Standings: England – 1st, 24pts; Estonia- 4th, 10pts
Last Meeting: Estonia 0-1 England (October 12, 2014)
Form: England WDDWWW; Estonia- LDWWWL
Key Men: England – Raheem Sterling Estonia – Sergei Zenjov
Shoot Says: England 3-0 Estonia