Hungary vs England Sep 2, 2021 Match Preview and Stats

England manager Gareth Southgate will be hoping his players can bounce back as quickly as possible from their European Championship final loss against Italy as the nation returns to World Cup Qualifying.

The Three Lions made it to the final of Euro 2020 which was held at their home of Wembley, but eventually lost on penalty kicks to the Azzurri after Bukayo Saka missed the deciding spotkick.

England have enjoyed a perfect start to World Cup Qualifying so far, winning three matches out of three versus San Marino, Albania and Poland.


As there hasn’t been long since the Euros, don’t expect Southgate to present a completely different starting XI or playing style, but with a couple of alterations here or there.

In terms of the squad, Patrick Bamford received his first ever call-up to the senior side, while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jesse Lingard both returned.

Mason Greenwood and Ben Chilwell have been left out of the squad, while Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden are both injured.

Arsenal’s £50 million man Ben White misses out due to his positive covid test result.

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Tripper (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham)

Forwards: Patrick Bamford (Leeds United), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Jordan Pickford should start behind a back four of Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw.

Two of England’s best performers at the Euros were Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips, so expect that pair to continue in the middle of midfield.

Jack Grealish has enjoyed an excellent start to his Man City career following his £100m transfer from Aston Villa, and with Foden and Rashford out of the picture he might get the nod on the left, with Mason Mount in the middle and Raheem Sterling on the right.

Harry Kane should, as always, lead the line.

Potential England XI versus Hungary

Hungary vs England Sep 2, 2021 Match Preview and Stats

By ariox