England will be out to maintain their perfect start to the Euro 2024 qualifiers as they travel to face Ukraine this weekend, live on talkSPORT.
The Three Lions have won all four of their games in Group C so far, scoring 15 goals and only conceding one across those fixtures.
Gareth Southgate’s side now begin the latest international break in hopes of extending their lead at the top of the group.
Ukraine sit in second and three points above Italy, looking to end England’s streak and boost their own hopes of securing a place at Euro 2024.
Ukraine vs England: talkSPORT coverage
This Euro 2024 qualifier will take place on Saturday, September 9.
Kick-off at Wroclaw Stadium in Poland is scheduled for 5pm UK time.
talkSPORT will also have live coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham.
Commentary comes from Jim Proudfoot and former England defender Stuart Pearce.
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The game will also be available to watch for free on Channel 4.
Ukraine vs England: Team news
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- Goalkeepers: Georgiy Bushchan, Anatoliy Trubin, Andriy Lunin
- Defenders: Mykola Matvienko, Yukhym Konoplia, Denys Popov, Oleksandr Tymchyk, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Illia Zabarnyi, Serhiy Kryvtsov, Bohdan Mykhailichenko.
- Midfielders: Andriy Yarmolenko, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Vitaliy Buyalskyi, Mykola Shaparenko, Taras Stepanenko, Oleksandr Zubkov, Georgiy Sudakov, Yehor Nazaryna, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Viktor Tsygankov, Mykhailo Mudryk.
- Forwards: Roman Yaremchuk, Artem Dovbyk, Vladyslav Vanat.
- Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Sam Johnstone, Aaron Ramsdale.
- Defenders: Ben Chilwell, Levi Colwill, Lewis Dunk, Marc Guehi, Harry Maguire, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.
- Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice.
- Forwards: Eberechi Eze, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, James Maddison, Eddie Nketiah, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Callum Wilson.
Ukraine vs England: What has been said?
Raheem Sterling was left out of England’s squad for the international break despite hitting form in the Premier League with Chelsea.
Explaining the decision, Southgate said: “We were really pleased with the group.
“To bring Raheem back in we’d have to leave someone else out and on the back of three games I didn’t think that anybody in this group of attacking players warrant being left out.
“It’s really good to see Raheem start the season so well. He looks in good condition, he looks hungry and is obviously an important player for us and has been an important player for us but in those attacking areas behind the nine we have a lot of competition for places.
“All of those players have started the season well and the group that are with us have certainly done well in recent games.
“It’s a difficult call and Raheem’s not particularly happy about it, but I understand that because he’s an important player for us and I’m convinced that he’s going to have an excellent season with Chelsea, there’s no doubt about that.”
Ukraine vs England: Match facts
- Bukayo Saka has been involved in nine goals in his last nine England appearances (7 goals, 2 assists), scoring a hat-trick against North Macedonia last time out. The Three Lions have won all eight games when Saka has scored and haven’t lost a game when an Arsenal player has scored since Francis Jeffers netted in a 3-1 defeat versus Australia in February 2003 (W24 D2 since).
- Harry Kane has scored in his last six international appearances for England, his third different run of scoring in six consecutive games for the Three Lions. The last player to score in more consecutive appearances was George Camsell between 1929 and 1936 (nine in a row).
- Harry Kane has taken five penalties in his last five England appearances, scoring four and failing with one against France at the World Cup. He could become the first England player since Geoff Hurst in May 1969 to score a penalty in three consecutive England appearances.
- Ukraine have only lost one of their last 13 European Championship qualifiers (W9 D3), although that one defeat did come away at England in March.
- England have won 21 of their last 22 European Championship qualifiers, the only exception in this run a 2-1 defeat at Czech Republic in October 2019. They’ve also scored in each of their last 27 Euro qualifiers, netting 93 goals, since a goalless home draw with Montenegro in October 2010.
- Ukraine have won their last two matches, beating North Macedonia and Malta in June. They last won three games in a row in October and November 2019.
- England have kept six clean sheets in their nine meetings with the Ukraine, including each of their last three since a 1-1 draw in September 2012.
- Ukraine have won just one of their nine games against England (D2 L6), winning 1-0 in a World Cup qualifying match in October 2009.
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