England 'leaked' starting line up as Crystal Palace star handed start and bold call made on Liverpool star

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England manager Gareth Southgate has won all three of England’s games at the major tournament.

Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi will be handed his first start for England in a major tournament, according to the BBC. The Eagles defender returned from injury to play in the last few games of the league campiagn and will start tonight against Serbia.

He has 11 caps for his country since making his debut in 2022, and there is no doubt this will be one of the games of his career, playing for his country in a major tournament with the Three Lions heavily favoured to win.

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England reached the final of the Euros last time it was hosted and narrowly lost to Italy. NewcastleWorld reports that Guehi, whom the BBC has confirmed will be starting, will be partnered in defense with John Stones. They have also named Manchester City’s Kyle Walker to take the right-back spot, with Newcastle’s Kieran Trippier playing at left-back. In goal will be Everton’s Jordan Pickford, who has been England’s number one under Southgate.

There is a surprise player in midfield, with Liverpool left-back Trent Alexander-Arnold trusted to start in the middle alongside Arsenal’s defensive midfielder Declan Rice. Champions League winner Jude Bellingham gets the number 10 role, with Phil Foden playing on the left and Bukayo Saka on the right, while Harry Kane completes the attacking line.

The decision to start Trent in the middle might surprise many, but he is England’s best passer of the ball. Southgate has made brave calls ahead of the competition, including leaving out players like James Maddison and Jack Grealish from the team.

England has progressively improved since Gareth Southgate took over, and there is now a genuine desire among the English public for this team to win something.

Starting team according to NewcastleWorld: Pickford, Trippier, Walker, Guehi, Stones, Alexander-Arnold, Rice, Bellingham, Saka, Foden, Kane.

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