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7:30pm: Ian Wright has reflected on what is a special evening for Mason Mount and Declan Rice, who have been good friends from a young age at Chelsea’s academy and start in a massive fixture for England together.

“You can’t underestimate the journey that they’ve had together,” Wright told ITV.

“They must have been dreaming about that. You’ve seen pictures of them [when they were younger] and now they’re here, in the biggest game of their lives up until this point. They’re together as two mates and hopefully they can get it over the line.”

On Mount, Graeme Souness added: “He’s a fabulous player, and is going to get better. With young players, you worry about influences and if they start to believe in the hype that surrounds them. But he shows signs that he is completley grounded and I see him as a goalscoring, creative player. There’s not many around of his quality and he’s at a big club, where he is going to be winning trophies.”

7:20pm: Tonight’s referee is Antonio Mateu Lahoz from Spain.

He took charge of 33 matches in the 2020/21 season, brandishing 147 yellow cards and five red cards. 

Lahoz was the man in the middle for the all-English Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea in Porto on May 29.

So far at Euro 2020, the 44-year-old has taken charge of Belgium’s 3-0 win over Russia.

Lahoz has been active since 1999 and became Fifa-listed in 2011.

7:10pm: Gary Neville has given his thoughts ahead of kick-off and believes Reece James and Luke Shaw will make a positive impact tonight, having been called into the starting line-up by Gareth Southgate.

Neille told ITV: “We said Kane didn’t have a good game against Croatia. It was a hot day and more of a pragmatic performance. The full-backs didn’t go forwards as much.

“Harry Kane needs delivery from wide area and, tonight, I think England will give him that.”

7:00pm: It is a big day for Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour, who is making his first start for Scotland this evening.

The 20-year-old has is already a popular player at Chelsea, having appeared in a handful of first-team matches for the Blues.

Gilmour made five Premier League appearances for Thomas Tuchel’s side last campaign as the London club secured a place in the top four.

6:50pm: Jack Grealish misses out for England for the second game running. 

It remains a strong side named by Southgate nontheless, with interesting changes regarding the full-back positions.

As for Scotland, the return of Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney will act as a major boost for Steve Clarke’s men.

6:40pm: England’s starting-eleven to face Scotland has been announced. Gareth Southgate has made two changes to his team.

Luke Shaw and Reece James make their way into the starting-eleven, in place of Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker.

England starting XI: Pickford, Shaw, Stones, Mings, James, Phillips, Rice, Foden, Mount, Sterling, Kane.

6:35pm: Both England and Scotland will be keeping a close eye on the other scoreline in Group D, involving Croatia and Czech Republic.

Patrick Schick, who scored a brace against Steve Clarke’s side, opened the scoring for Czech Republic from the penalty spot but Ivan Perisic has levelled things up.

One point after two games for Croatia is not a return many would have predicted after their success at the 2018 World Cup.

There are 15 minutes remaining in the match – but can either side find a winning goal?

6:25pm: England are the favourites to come out on top in tonight’s clash, but will be wary of the threat posed by Steve Clarke’s Scotland side.

The two sides last met in a dramatic 2018 World Cup qualifier at hampden Park, which Scotland thought they had won courtesy of two late free-kicks from Leigh Griffths.

But Harry Kane struck in the third minute of stoppage time to earn a point for England, much to the disappointment of the Tartan Army.

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6.15pm: Gareth Southgate is hoping to have Harry Maguire back in contention to start against Scotland tonight but it is still to be seen if England will continue with the four at the back, which they used against Croatia, or switch to a five.

John Stones sat alongside Tyrone Mings in the heart of the defence, with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier in the full-back positions.

Maguire’s inclusion could see him slot in alongside Stones if Southgate opts to mix things up.

At the other end of the pitch, talisman Harry Kane is expected to lead the line and Croatia match-winner Raheem Sterling could retain his place, leaving the spot on the other flank up for grabs.

6pm: Good evening and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of England against Scotland from Wembley.

Gareth Southgate’s side can book their place in the knockout stages if they follow up last week’s win over Croatia with another victory.

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game as the Three Lions exacted World Cup revenge on Luka Modric and co.

Meanwhile, Scotland are looking to bounce back from their opening-round 2-0 defeat against Czech Republic.


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