By Alex Taylor
Adam Lallana is set to start England’s last-16 clash against Iceland on Monday ahead of Jamie Vardy, according to reports.
The Daily Mail claim that Lallana’s Liverpool team mate Daniel Sturridge is expected to join him in the starting XI but Jordan Henderson and James Milner will miss out.
It is said that England manager Roy Hodgson will stick with the 4-1-2-3- formation that he has used throughout Euro 2016.
Lallana and Sturridge are set to flank the recalled Harry Kane, with Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney behind them.
The Mail claim there will be five changes from the side that failed to defeat Slovakia in Monday’s 0-0 draw.
Lallana, 28 suffered an injury scare on Friday after being seen wearing an ice-pack on his left ankle following the squad’s morning training session in Chantilly but the Liverpool man is expected to recover in time to make the starting XI.
Sturridge scored the winner in England’s 2-1 win over Wales and is set to keep his place in the side after starting against Slovakia.
England (probable): Hart; Walker, Smalling, Cahill, Rose; Dier; Rooney, Alli; Sturridge, Kane, Lallana.