Who will start for England at Euro 2021? We predict England’s starting XI for their Euro 2021 opener against Croatia in June

Defenders:

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Conor Coady, Harry Maguire, Ben Chilwell:
As frustrating as it can sometimes be, we feel Southgate is going to stick with five at the back. Especially against the dangerous Croatian side in the opening game. As things stand, certain positions will pick themselves, with Ben Chilwell looking like the frontrunner for the left wing back position. On the other flank, it seems like a straight fight between Reece James and Alexander-Arnold, but we’re backing the Liverpool man to get the nod. That leaves three central defenders, Harry Maguire should start, despite his rocky season. Given Joe Gomez’s form for Liverpool we expect him to be another starter and one surprise addition, could be Wolverhampton Wanderers man Coady. He plays in a back three every week and Southgate is clearly a fan of the robust defender.

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