England vs Italy leaked team news: Kieran Trippier set to start Euro 2020 final

Kieran Trippier set to start Euro 2020 final

Kieran Trippier of England celebrates their side's victory towards the fans after the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate looks set to switch his formation for England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy.

The Three Lions coach has played 4-2-3-1 in all bar one of England’s games this tournament as they stormed to their first final in 55 years.

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But he looks set to revert to the three centre-halves and wing-back formation he adopted against Germany, which England won 2-0.

Italy are strong down the flanks and a number of media reports claim Southgate will play a 3-4-3 system to try and block off their route to goal down the flanks.

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Tripper is tipped to come in for Bakayo Saka, meaning Mason Mount moves to the right side of the attack. Kyle Walker will move from right-back to the right sided centre-half, and Luke Shaw will operate as a left wing-back.

Former Burnley and Spurs star Tripper started on the right side against Germany and has versatility in defence and attack after a stunning season for Atletico, lifting the La Liga title.

His is likely to be the only change. There had been a suggestion Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson may make a start, but Leeds ace Kalvin Phillips and West Ham man Declan Rice will continue their partnership in the centre of midfield.

Meanwhile, Phil Foden could miss out on the squad with a foot injury.

Predicted XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Rice, Phillips, Shaw; Mount, Kane, Sterling.