England’s starting line-up v Belgium sees Marcus Rashford start World Cup match, according to football journalists

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England v Belgium is live on talkSPORT at 19:00 (UK time) on Thursday 28 June here.

Should Gareth Southgate make any changes to his side for the Belgium game?

Will Southgate make many changes to his starting line-up?

Will Southgate make many changes to his starting line-up?

Jamie Vardy will start, but England’s manager has a decision to make regarding the rest of his team ahead of their final game in Group G with qualification to the last 16 assured.

His opposite number, Roberto Martinez, has suggested he could make up to 10 changes for the match, so talkSPORT.com asked SunSport journalists and members of the talkSPORT broadcasting team out in Russia what, if any, changes they would make to the starting line-up.

Would you leave top scoring Kane out?

Would you leave top scoring Kane out?

Adrian Durham, host of Drive on talkSPORT says: “Keep the keeper the same, and the back three because the more they play together the more solid they will become. Tripper needs protecting, so give Alexander-Arnold a chance. Rose is the best left wing back and needs to be in ASAP. Dier for Henderson to keep Dier involved. Sterling stays, next to Lingard and give Rashford a run out up top, bring Kane on with 20-30 minutes left to bag a couple more goals.

STARTING XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Rose; Dier, Loftus-Cheek; Sterling, Lingard, Rashford

David Coverdale would make six changes. “In defence I would take out Kyle Walker, because he is one booking away from suspension, and replace him with Gary Cahill. It is good to keep John Stones and Harry Maguire playing for experience.

“I would give Danny Rose a chance to stake a claim for a last-16 starting spot in place of Ashley Young. Jordan Henderson could do with a rest and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also on a booking, so I would bring in Eric Dier and Fabian Delph and be slightly more defensive.

“In attack, I would leave out key men Harry Kane and Jesse Lingard to give minutes to Jamie Vardy and Marcus Rashford. But I would keep Raheem Sterling in to see if he can find form.

STARTING XI: Pickford; Maguire, Stones, Cahill; Trippier, Dier, Delph, Rose; Sterling, Rashford; Vardy.

Is rotation required?

Is rotation required?

“Momentum is everything,” Paul Jiggins believes.

STARTING XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Henderson, Lingaard, Loftus-Cheek, Young; Sterling; Kane.

Mark Irwin would pick Trent Alexander-Arnold, Eric Dier, Fabian Delph and Man United’s Marcus Rashford.

STARTING XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Delph, Rose; Loftus-Cheek, Kane, Rashford

Trent Alexander-Arnold has played just once for England

Trent Alexander-Arnold has played just once for England

“Although they’re on cards, I’d play Loftus-Cheek and Walker,” Phil Thomas explains. “Because if they do pick up a second it’s better they miss the last 16 – and potentially an easier game – than the quarters, when bookings are wiped out. I would also give Lingard and Sterling a break as two of the more ‘vulnerable’ players. If Dele Ali is fit, bring him in for the first half and Marcus Rashford in place of Sterling.”

STARTING XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Loftus-Cheek, Henderson, Dele, Young; Rashford, Kane.

Gary Cahill could play against Belgium

Gary Cahill could play against Belgium

Cahill in for Walker as the Man City man is on a booking,” Tom Barclay says. “Dier in for Loftus-Cheek (also on a yellow) to see how we get on with two holding midfielders against a better side. “Rashford in for Sterling to put some pressure on the Man City star for the second round.”

STARTING XI:Pickford; Cahill, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Dier, Henderson, Young; Lingard, Rashford; Kane.

Dave Kidd would also play Cahill and Dier, with Rashford up front.

STARTING XI: Pickford; Cahill, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Dier, Henderson, Rose; Lingard, Kane, Rashford.

Charlie Wyett would give Phil Jones a run out

Charlie Wyett would give Phil Jones a run out

It’s a 3-3-2-1-1 formation for Charlie Wyett.

STARTING XI: Pickford, Jones, Stones, Maguire, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Young, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek, Rashford, Kane.

This is who Mike McGrath would pick to face Belgium.

STARTING XI: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Cahill, Trippier, Dier, Henderson, Lingard, Rose, Rashford, Kane.

Neil Custis has gone for Dier and Rashford.

STARTING XI:Pickford, Walker, Stones Maguire, Trippier, Loftus-Cheek, Dier, Lingard, Young, Rashford, Kane.

Should Kyle Walker, who is on a booking, sit this one out?

Should Kyle Walker, who is on a booking, sit this one out?

Martin Lipton wouldn’t play Walker or Loftus-Cheek because they have a booking. “Resting Henderson and Sterling. Not sure Dele is fit enough to be risked.”

STARTING XI: Pickford; Cahill, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Dier, Rose; Delph, Lingard; Rashford, Kane.

Who would you pick?

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