GARETH SOUTHGATE is set to pick his penultimate England team before the World Cup when they face Italy in Milan on Friday.
And he has stuck to his guns when it comes to loyal defender Harry Maguire.
But there are still a host more questions for the England boss to answer less than two months out from the start of the tournament.
One of the most pressing one for these upcoming Nations League fixtures is who will replace the injured Jordan Pickford in between the sticks.
Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale and Newcastle shot-stopper Nick Pope are both vying for the spot – with Dean Henderson expected to miss out.
Then there is the debate as to whether Southgate goes with a back three or back four.
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If it is a three then expect Tottenham man Eric Dier to return to the fold after two years out of the national side.
Harry Maguire and likely Kyle Walker will form a trio either side of him, with Chelsea wingback Reece James and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka on the flanks.
Alternatively, he could opt to go with a four and try out the likes of Marc Guehi and Fikayo Tomori.
Kieran Trippier is also an option at left-back, especially given the poor form of Luke Shaw.
In midfield, Declan Rice is a certainty.
But the spot alongside him is up for grabs, particularly given Kalvin Phillips has been ruled out and replaced in the squad by Jordan Henderson.
The Liverpool man is an option, but you would imagine Jude Bellingham is the favourite to fill that spot ahead of Henderson and James Ward-Prowse.
Then up front, a 3-4-3 would allow Southgate to play his favoured front three – Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Mason Mount – or he could use Man City’s Phil Foden who is seeing plenty of action.
And there is also a chance Kane may make way for Ivan Toney – who has earned his first England call-up and will be hoping to make a late case for a spot on the plane.
Expected line ups
England – Pope; Saka, Maguire, Dier, Walker, James; Bellingham, Rice; Foden, Kane, Sterling.
Italy – Donnarumma; Di Lorezo, Bonucci, Bastoni, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Cristante; Gabbiadini, Scamacca, Raspadori.