CHRIS SUTTON’S FORM GUIDE FOR ENGLAND VS GERMANY: It’s time for Harry Kane to step up and shine after his screamers in training, while Mason Mount should start despite isolating… and diamond Robin Gosens must be tied down
- England take on Germany in a heavyweight Euro 2020 clash on Tuesday evening
- The Three Lions topped Group D and will now look to avoid an early elimination
- It will be a huge night for both Kyle Walker and John Stones for the Three Lions
- Mason Mount could, and should, start the game despite isolating from the squad
- Harry Kane has to step up and shine after sharing some screamers from training
England take onin their mammoth last-16 tie on Tuesday evening, and will bid to avoid an early exit at Wembley.
The Three Lions topped Group D with seven points, and were then drawn against their fellow heavyweights inin the first knockout round of the tournament.
As excitement builds across the country, Sportsmail‘s Chris Sutton has rated the two likely line-ups for the mouth-watering clash.
England have been going through their final drills for their Euro 2020 showdown with Germany
JORDAN PICKFORD 7
A fourth consecutive clean sheet will do just nicely please, Jordan. Bound to be tested more than in the three previous group games.
KYLE WALKER 8
He’ll have one of the tournament’s top performers in Gosens sharing his wing. A big night for Walker, both defensively and offensively.
Kyle Walker will face an in-form Robin Gosens down the right and is set for a big night
JOHN STONES 8
Stones is as ready for the test of Havertz, Muller and Gnabry as he’ll ever be. England’s centre back is showing excellent consistency.
HARRY MAGUIRE 7
It’s good that Maguire got those 90 minutes against the Czechs under his belt. Now he’s ready for the challenge of the Germans.
KIERAN TRIPPIER 6
He hasn’t been seen since impressing against Croatia as Southgate’s surprise selection as left back — but he enjoys the big occasion.
KALVIN PHILLIPS 7
I’m not sure many expected Phillips to play such a significant role at this tournament, but he’s looked fearless in England’s midfield.
DECLAN RICE 7
Is Rice good enough to nullify Gundogan and Kroos? Yes he is. Believe in yourself and do what you do best, Declan!
Luke Shaw might be able to rekindle his relationship with club mate Harry Maguire on the left
LUKE SHAW 7
He got a lot off his chest this week. Shaw and Maguire can rekindle their club relationship on the left side of the defence.
PHIL FODEN 7
Set to replace Bukayo Saka supposedly. Foden was rested against the Czechs but he will relish the challenge of unpicking the German lock.
HARRY KANE 6
He posted a video of some training ground screamers he scored this week. Time to step up and do it at Wembley, skipper!
Harry Kane posted footage from the training ground, but now needs to perform on the pitch
RAHEEM STERLING 8
Sterling has been answering his critics. He’s scored both of England’s goals at this tournament and enjoys ghosting into the opposition box.
TOTAL – 78 OUT OF 110
MANUEL NEUER 6
Capable of creating chances on his own with long passes directly into the channels. Oh, and he’s pretty good at stopping shots, too.
MATTHIAS GINTER 6
The man on the right of the back three. He’s put in some underrated performances, but hopefully Sterling can make him sweat.
MATS HUMMELS 6
Kane’s opponent. Some have said he looks like he’s running through treacle, but Hummels’ experience often means he knows exactly where to position himself.
Mats Hummels will be tasked with handling Kane but his positioning and experience will help
ANTONIO RUDIGER 7
The fastest man in Germany’s back three. Rudiger is one of the best defenders at this tournament, after helping Chelsea to Champions League glory.
JOSHUA KIMMICH 8
He’s covered the greatest distance of any German at this tournament and he’ll be flying up and down that right wing tonight. Beware him.
ILKAY GUNDOGAN 7
England know what this guy can do. He’ll constantly try to get on the ball and drive killer passes into the front players.
Ilkay Gundogan will constantly look to get on the ball and feed passes into the forward players
TONI KROOS 7
One of the top passers at this tournament. Germany love to keep possession and this 31-year-old midfielder is a master at that.
ROBIN GOSENS 8
Germany’s diamond down the left wing. He was involved in all four goals against Portugal and England need to tie him down tonight.
Gosens is Germany’s diamond and the Three Lions will need to tie him down to get a result
KAI HAVERTZ 8
Scored the winner in the Champions League final, assisted by England’s Mount. Havertz is proving a threat in front of goal for the Germans.
THOMAS MULLER 7
The man known as ‘Raumdeuter’ – or ‘space interpreter’ to you and I. He’ll try to ghost between the lines and pose problems for England.
Thomas Muller is certain to ghost between the lines and pose problems for England’s defence
SERGE GNABRY 7
He’s scored six goals on his last two London visits, including four against Tottenham. He feels comfortable in the capital and is a threat.
TOTAL – 77 OUT OF 110
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