Gareth Southgate makes decision on Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips as England team news for Euros final against Italy is leaked

BOSS Gareth Southgate is set to make one change to his England side for Sunday night's Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley.

Sunday, 11th July 2021, 4:22 pm

Southgate is set to recall Kieran Trippier to the XI and field three centre backs as Bukayo Saka drops to the bench.

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips will start in centre midfield alongside Declan Rice and the duo will be behind a front three of Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane.

But Southgate is set to line up with a back three for only the second time during Euro 2020 which will see Harry Maguire, John Stones and Kyle Walker form the centre-back axis.

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SET TO START: Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips. Photo by Justin Tallis - Pool/Getty Images.
SET TO START: Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips. Photo by Justin Tallis - Pool/Getty Images.

The recalled Trippier and Luke Shaw will then operate as wing backs in front of Jordan Pickford in goal.

The team news was leaked by a national newspaper report today and has been confirmed by Sky Sports.

Expected England team to face Italy: Pickford, Shaw, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Rice, Phillips, Mount, Sterling, Kane.

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