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Euro 2020: Tomori , Abraham in Bench as England Takes on Czech Republic

Chelsea duo with Nigerian decent, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham are on the bench as they both look to book a place in Gareth Southgate’s team, Goal.com reports.

 Southgate’s side have been in flying form in Group A and they can advance to the tournament with a win

England will book their place at Euro 2020 if they overcome Czech Republic in Prague on Friday as the Three Lions’ qualification campaign approaches a conclusion.

Gareth Southgate’s side have a 100 per cent record in Group A after four games and a win over the second-placed Czechs will see them move six points clear at the top of the table.

The hosts, meanwhile, come into the match just three points behind the group leaders, but they are worriedly looking over their shoulders at Kosovo, who are hot on their heels in the race for qualification.

Despite suffering a heavy defeat to England when the sides met at Wembley in March, Jaroslav Silhavy will have full confidence in his side to peform at home.

Czech Republic will be without Trabzonspor defender Filip Novak, as well as Kasimpasa’s David Pavelka and Slavia Prague’s David Hovorka, who have all been ruled out through injury. Experienced Augsburg defender Marek Suchy is another absentee.

Head coach Silhavy will look to his captain Vladimir Darida and the likes of RB Leipzig striker Patrik Schick to lead his side to glory.

Confirmed Czech Republic XI: Vaclik, Coufal, Celutska, Brabec, Boril, Soucek, Kral, Masopust, Darida, Jankto, Schick.

In-form Leicester City winger James Maddison withdrew from the squad with an illness, meaning he will have to wait for his Three Lions debut.

Everton midfielder Fabian Delph and Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton have also been forced to withdraw with injuries, while Manchester United star Jesse Lingard’s difficulties at club level have seen him excluded.

Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori could make his debut as he is on the bench, while Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings misses out through illness.

Meanwhile, Mason Mount makes his first England start, partnering Jordan Henderson and Declan Rice in midfield.

Confirmed England XI: Pickford, Trippier, Keane, Maguire, Rose, Henderson, Rice, Mount, Sterling, Kane, Sancho

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