Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Raheem Sterling set to start against Panama

England are expected to make just one change for Sunday’s World Cup clash with Panama, Sky Sports News understands.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to replace Dele Alli, who has a thigh strain, while Raheem Sterling will retain his place ahead of Marcus Rashford.

Alli was taken off with 10 minutes left during England’s 2-1 defeat of Tunisia and manager Gareth Southgate confirmed on Saturday the Tottenham midfielder would not be ready for this afternoon’s match.

Loftus-Cheek was brought on to replace Alli on Monday night and, having made a good impression, he will get the nod from the start against Panama.

Rashford starred in England’s final warm-up game and also did well from the bench against Tunisia, prompting speculation that he might be handed a place in the line-up.

But Southgate has kept faith with Manchester City forward Sterling, who scored 18 Premier League goals last season.

A win would guarantee England a place in the last 16 and keep them level with Belgium at the top of Group G.

Probable England team:

Pickford, Trippier, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Young, Loftus-Cheek, Henderson, Lingard, Sterling, Kane.

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