Which players should make up England's attack?

After scoring 9 goals in their last 2 Euro 2020 qualifiers, England’s attack is continuing to impress as they get one step closer to qualifying for the tournament. There has been a lot of controversy and different opinions regarding the England squad since Gareth Southgate picked his squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo, with his decisions to include Callum Wilson and to not include Tammy Abraham receiving the majority of the controversy. After scoring 9 goals in those 2 qualifiers, England’s attack is continuing to receive most of the attention as they get one step closer to qualifying for the tournament. With the likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho competing to be in England’s front 3, we’re going to look at who should make up England’s front 3 for the rest of the qualifiers and the tournament itself next year.

Striker

I’m fairly certain it doesn’t need to be said but with his impressive record for both club and country, Harry Kane needs to be England’s starting striker for the remainder of the Euro 2020 qualifiers and finals. Having scored 25 goals in 40 appearances for England including 6 goals in the 2018 World Cup and 4 goals in his last 2 appearances, it’s a no brainer.

Left-wing

Another fairly easy decision is to start Raheem Sterling on the left side of England’s attack. In his early days at Liverpool it was clear that Sterling possessed huge amounts of talent and after a somewhat decent start to life at Manchester City, but after the arrival of Pep Guardiola Sterling has reached another level and has established himself as one of the best attackers in the world. Similar to Kane, Sterling’s record for club and country is brilliant, scoring 17 goals and assisting 10 goals for City during the 18/19 season, as well as registering 2 goals and 3 assists in England’s recent qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo. The flexibility that Sterling brings is also incredibly beneficial for Gareth Southgate as he is comfortable to play on either side of the striker to meet the needs of his manager and has done so on multiple occasions for both City and England, a quality that many other players don’t possess.

Right-wing

Right-wing isn’t as set in stone as the other 2 positions with both Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho providing Gareth Southgate with a selection headache. After considering both players Sancho should be England’s starting right-winger, with one reason being his impressive start to international football as he scored 2 goals in England’s 5-3 win against Kosovo. Sancho’s impressive record for Borussia Dortmund also plays a key role in his selection where he was involved in 33 goals as he registered 13 goals and 20 assists in all competitions for Dortmund during the 18/19 season, which is 10 more goals than Rashford was involved in (with Rashford playing 3 more games)

Marcus Rashford

Despite opting for Sancho to start over rashford we still think that Rashford could play a big role in England’s remaining qualifiers as well as the finals next year. Since breaking through into the first team Marcus Rashford has constantly been improving and has cemented himself in Manchester United’s starting 11 under both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Similar to Sterling and Sancho, Rashford is an incredibly versatile player as he can play on either wing, but he can also if needed play up front for England as that’s where he’s played most of his minutes at United this season so far. So if something were to happen to Kane whether it be during or in between games, Rashford is more than capable of stepping in if needed.


😍 BET £20 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS! 😍
New users only. Min deposit £20. Place qualifying bets of £20 in first 7 days after deposit to unlock free bets. Free bets rewarded as 4 equal free bets that total £40. Min odds 1/1, 3+ legs & expire in 7 days. Winnings credited in cash. Full T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & get £30 in bonuses! 🌟
18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 2x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Claim Bonus
✅ BET £20 AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK IN CASH IF IT LOSES! ✅
New customers only. Deposit £20 using Debit Card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
Bet £5 & Get £20 FREE BETS! 😍
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. FIRST SINGLE & E/W BET ONLY. ODDS OF 1/1 OR GREATER. 2 X £10 BET TOKENS. FREE BET STAKES NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS ARE NON WITHDRAWABLE. NO FREE BET EXPIRY. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. FURTHER T&CS APPLY. 18+. BEGAMBLEAWARE.ORG
Claim Bonus
🤩 Bet £10 & get £20 in FREE BETS 🤩
New customers only, min deposit and bet £10 (£20 if E/W bet) from Debit card only. Paypal not accepted. Min odds evens (1/5 per multi selection). 2x £10 Free Bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned, no cash out. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus

🏆 £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Open account offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
♦️ Bet £15 & Get £15 FREE BET + 2 x £5.50 tickets to our Poker Tournaments! ♦️
18+ | New UK and Ireland customers only | Min £/€15 deposit get max 2 x £5.50 tickets to FootyAccums Poker League | Bet min £/€15 on sports and get £/€15 free sports bet, minimum odds must be 2.0 | Tickets credited automatically after eligible first deposit | Tickets expire in 30 days | Free bet valid for 7 days, stake not returned | T&C’s apply | BeGambleAware.org
Claim Bonus
🙌 Bet £10, Get £20 in FREE BETS! 🙌
New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+
Claim Bonus
BET £10 & GET A £10 FREE BET! 💪
New UK customers only. £10 Min Deposit. 100% matched free bet on your first deposit of £10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bets. Debit Card deposits only. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. Full Terms apply. 18+. BeGambleAware.org. Bet The Responsible Way.
Claim Bonus
🔥 BET £10 & GET £15 IN FREE BETS 🔥
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £15 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. begambleaware.org.
Claim Bonus
🏆 £20 Risk Free First Bet - Money Back in CASH 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Betfair account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
💎 BET £10 & GET £40 IN FREE BETS FOR EURO 2020 💎
Sign-up via Mobile using promo code N40 and place a bet of £10/€10 or more and we will give you 4x £10/€10 free bets. By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion as displayed below. See full terms below.
Claim Bonus