BEL Vs ENG Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Things go from bad to worse for England with the side suffering its first defeat of the tournament.
Long gone is the narrative that England were growing leap and bounds under Southgate’s tutelage. After managing to disguise his lacklustre brand of football by scampering his way past the finishing line in matches, Southgate’s time in charge of the country finally unravelled with a 1-0 defeat to Denmark.
Downed 1-0 by Denmark in their foregone appearance in the UEFA Nations League 2020-21, England ended up slipping down into third spot in Group 3 of League A. It was a despondent display by the side, one which perfectly typified Southgate’s complete lack of knowhow of the game.
For group leaders Belgium, this clash is the perfect time for them to further nail down their spot atop of the group. Out scouring for redemption when they come across England today, Belgium will be looking to avenge their 2-1 defeat to England earlier in the season.
BEL Vs ENG Fantasy Probable Winner
In the midst of a ruckus, England have been further fraught by a bevy of injuries. The club is fast nosediving, a team which will be doled out a battering by Belgium.
Probable Playing 11
- Alexis, Leandro and Hendrick have all suffered injuries which rule out the trio for Belgium while Hazard and Thomas have tested COVID positive.
- England have been hit hard by injuries with all of Trent, James, Joe and Marcus out for the encounter while James and Maguire are suspended.
Courtois, Alderweireld, Denayer, Boyata, Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, T Hazard, De Bruyne, Mertens, Lukaku
Pickford, Walker, Keane, Dier, Trippier, Henderson, Rice, Chilwell, Sterling, Grealish, Kane
UEFA Nations League 2020-21
Match: Belgium Vs England Group 3
Date And Time: 16th November, Monday- 1:15am IST
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium, Brusel
Telecast: Sony Ten 2/HD
- Mertens: 2 Goals, 1 Assist
- Mount:1 Goal
Iceland Vs Belgium: 1-2
England Vs Denmark: 0-1
How Jordan Pickford has managed to remain England’s goal-keeper is something which has left people beleaguered over the last year. However, he’s all set to continue for this tie and with Belgium set to unleash an onslaught on him, he’ll pull off a string of save points.
Given the slew of injuries which England are fraught with at the moment, Ben Chilwell is set to get an outing for the side come today. Given the form he’s in with Chelsea with him scoring in the side’s foregone tie, he makes for a must have selection for today.
While Belgium haven’t been the most efficient and proficient of defences in the group, the side can easily pull off its second cleansheet come today. They are up against an England side which failed to scored against England, a side which has looked abysmal in attack.
It sees us opt for the duo of Thomas Meunier and Toby Alderweireld from the country.
Belgium’s midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne becomes the first player to grace the land of this docket from Belgium. With two assists in the competition, he’s yet again taken in charge of the side’s attacking gameplan with him sending the ball across the face of the goal with ease.
Youri Tielemans who has been in stellar touch with Leicester City joins up with him whilst the English club will also find representation in a duo. It’s one constituting of one goal man Mason Mount and Declan Rice.
Harry Kane is in the form of his life at the moment. He just can’t stop scoring in the Premier League, a player who makes for an instant pick for us.
Belgium’s top scorer with the three goals in his kitty, Romelu Lukaku forms the first part of the duo from the side, one completed by Dries Mertens who has the two goals.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Having played a hand in three goals for his team, Mertens will step in as our captain while Romelu is the vice-captain.
Pickford, Toby, Thomas, Ben, Mount, Rice, Youri, Kevin, Romelu, Dries, Kane
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