How England could line up against Wales with no Chilwell, Sancho and Abraham and Gareth Bale OUT for visitors

ENGLAND take on Wales on tonight with Gareth Southgate set to ring the changes.

The Three Lions take on a Ryan Giggs side without star man Gareth Bale – who is not match fit – ahead of a Nations League double-header against Belgium and Denmark.

Southgate will see the game against Wales as a chance to give a host of England squad players a chance.

Why aren't Chilwell, Sancho and Abraham playing for England?

Three players certain to miss out are Ben Chilwell, Jadon Sancho and Tammy Abraham.

The England trio were spotted at a party of around 20 people at the weekend just hours before reporting for international duty, putting their fellow squad members at risk.

Southgate and captain Harry Kane have since urged England stars to stop bringing shame on the team – after Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood were dropped for inviting women to their hotel rooms in Iceland.

Chilwell's absence opens the door for Bukayo Saka to make his international debut at left-back.

The flying winger, 19, has thrived in a deeper role for Arsenal and is likely to get the nod – at least for the game against Wales.

Reece James, called up to replace Raheem Sterling – who withdrew through injury – could be given a shot at right-back.

However, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker are ALL also in the squad.


Why are Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey not playing for Wales against England?

Gareth Bale is not match-fit having not played for either Real Madrid or Tottenham this season, since his loan switch two weeks ago.

Aaron Ramsey is missing following coronavirus protocol, after Juventus had two members of their backroom staff test positive for coronavirus.

The former Arsenal midfielder should be available for Ryan Giggs’ side’s matches against Ireland and Bulgaria on Sunday and Wednesday.

Giggs said: "Aaron has just followed the protocols he's told.”

Dean Henderson could be handed his first England cap, with Nick Pope and struggling Jordan Pickford also in the group.

Conor Coady and Tyrone Mings could form a new-look centre-back partnership with Joe Gomez, Eric Dier and Harry Maguire rested, with Michael Keane also in the squad.

In midfield, Southgate is likely to rotate his players, with Jordan Henderson likely to play in a bid to prove his fitness.

Kalvin Phillips and James Ward-Prowse could start – but Declan Rice, Mason Mount and Harry Winks are set to get minutes.

In attack, the Wales game could be the perfect chance to see what red-hot Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin can do, and rest Kane.

However, Danny Ings and Marcus Rashford will hope to feature in a centre-forward role.

With Sancho missing out, Jack Grealish may be forced to play out of position on the right wing.

Harvey Barnes may also have a chance to impress the boss from the left-wing.

However, Rashford could start on either wing at Barnes or Grealish's expense.

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