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first_img Chelsea ready to ‘break transfer record’ to sign winger ahead of Man United England announce another friendly to begin preparations for Euro 2020 Danny Higginbotham believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek must start for England when they host Switzerland this evening.Gareth Southgate’s side hope to avoid a fourth straight defeat when they face the Swiss at Leicester’s King Power Stadium, and the manager is expected to field a much-changed line-up from the one that were beaten by Spain on Saturday. 2 Loftus-Cheek could be handed the chance to impress against Siwtzerland Euro 2020 explained: How it works, stadiums and dates as tournament turns 60 Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 Mega deal Despite taking the lead against Spain, England ended up losing 2-1 in the Nations League info Southgate watches defender star in Italy amid talk of England recall confirmed 2 England ‘ducking out’ friendly against France before Euro 2020 preparation Latest England news England announce Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania GETTING READY There is a Group of Death at Euro 2020 and here’s how England can avoid it Second is best Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Higginbotham said: “I think one of the situations they will find – and this is where the players who possibly come in have a key part to play – when you come up against Spain they obviously dominate possession, so England were in a position to play on the counter attack.“Whereas against Switzerland it will be different; they are going to have to be patient in possession, and this is where they need that midfield runner.“I know he’s not playing week in, week out for Chelsea, but someone like Loftus-Cheek starting alongside the defensive midfielder. How England could end up in a Euro 2020 group of death with France and Portugal England’s group at Euro 2020 revealed as Southgate’s men face a familiar foe Difficult RIP LEGEND scared lions Star striker and captain Harry Kane will be rested over fears he could burn out, while Dele Alli has withdrawn from the squad due to injury. James Tarkowski, Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Danny Rose and Jack Butland are all expected to start, with the likes of Fabian Delph and Eric Dier selected in midfield.However, Higginbotham hopes to see Loftus-Cheek start, despite his lack of game time at for Chelsea, because he will provide the link-up play in midfield that was so evidently missing against Spain. REJUVENATED “Then he is able to go through and is able to take the ball, because I don’t see there being much space behind the Swiss defence for England to take advantage with the pace that they’ve got.”last_img

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