ENG vs BLG Dream11 : Hurting England take on bottom of the group Bulgaria in today’s Group A encounter
They were managing to scrape their way to results but it wasn’t going to be long before England’s distress came to hurt them. And the narrative finally came true in the previous encounter as a lacklustre, abject and abysmal English side was defeated for the first time in 13 years in a qualification round match of nay tournamnet.
Being put down 2-1 by Czech Republic, the result was more than a befitting one for England with a drub performance seeing them being drubbed and somehow managing to escape from a ruckus which looked to make the scoreline extremely embarrassing for them. The side were clearly ruffled across the entire 90 minutes, caught unaware infront of an opponent which was bent down on exploiting the weaknesses prevelant in England, a side clearly bereft of attacking or defensive ideas.
The backlash from that defeat was immense with many people questioning the lack of heart shown by England and the team selection and gameplan of Gareth Southgate. It’s been a predicament long coming for the side though with the outfit managing to cover over the ever increasing cracks by squirming through jittery wins with the 2-1 defeat finally seeing their luck collapse..
Now as they take on Bulgaria today, this is a match which England look overwhelming favourites to win but the previous encounter’s ramifications will have some bearing on the team combination for today. A few players are expected to be rung in as England take on a side who have not won a single encounter in the group, sitting in the dearth of the group, devoid of how to cope with the stiff challenge thrown their way.
For Bulgaria, today’s match is all about replicating and putting in a performance reminiscent of the one they carried out against Estonia. They managed to come away with a 0-0 draw from that clash and if they can manage to perturb England long enough, they might just be able to emanate the same display today as well.
Probable Playing 11
- Strahil Popov and Vasil Bozhikov will both be amiss from his clash for Bulgaria owing to ongoing injury issues for the two.
- Tom Heaton and James Maddison are both out of England’s squad for today’s impending clash.
Iliev (GK), Pashov, Dimitrov, Zanev, Nedyalkov, Kostadinov, Ivanov, Marcelinho, Malinov, Wanderson, Kraev
Pickford (GK), Trippier, Maguire, Mings, Chilwell, Henderson, Rice, Mount, Sancho, Kane, Sterling
UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Round
Match: Bulgaria Vs England Group A
Date And Time: 15th October, Tuesday- 12:15am IST
Venue: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia
Where To Watch: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Iliev, Pashov, Dimitrov, Kraev
- Tomori, Mount, Kane
ENG vs BLG Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Hardly any questioning in any why he decided to go in with Bulgaria’s man between the sticks, Plamen Iliev for this clash. The goal-keeper is going to encounter an absolute carnage his way in today’s clash with his side faltering in defence all too often, something which should see him get in a good haul of save points for us today.
ENG vs BLG Dream11 Defenders
Lauded for the resistance and reslliance they managed to show in the previous match, Bulgaria might just manage to do so yet again against an England side which can be easily entrapped and forced to regress infront of a defensive setup. It sees us pick up defensive options from Bulgaria, seeing us go into this clash with Kristian Dimitrov and Georgi Pashov both coming in from the side whilst form England we have gone in with Trent Alexander-Arnold for this encounter.
ENG vs BLG Dream11 Midfielders
Things are balanced over here for us as we decide to move in with the two players a piece from either side, beginning with England who’ll be represented by the daunting partnership of Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho. Perhaps the only two players who have been selected based on their current performances at club level, these two carry England’s biggest threat moving forward, two names who are imperious when moving forward.
Elsewhere we have kept things more defensive from Bulgaria, getting in Galin Ivanov and Kristiyan Malinov from the side. The two are names who’ll be asked to put up a wall infront of their defence and screen the backline by filtering the attacks England try to fathom their way, two players whose nature as safeguards of the side’s midfield could see the get good points in this one.
ENG vs BLG Dream11 Strikers
England were horrid in the previous encounter but today they are up against a unit which can easily crumble infront of the slightest bit if articulate football. This sees us make all our picks from England in this facet, going in with their leading goal scorer Hary Kane, Raheem Sterling and Tammy Abraham who should be brought on as a substitute when Bulgaria are tiring and flailing.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We will be making Harry Kane our captain yet again for today while Mount is selected as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.