Five Tottenham players have been called up to the England squad for the World Cup finals in Russia.

Gareth Southgate has handed places on the plane to Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

Kane is expected to be handed the captaincy for the tournament, meaning he is almost certainly a guaranteed starter.

But who of the other four will be in England’s starting line-up for the first group game against Tunisia?

Trippier is likely to be in the team. Kyle Walker played in a back three in the last set of friendlies, allowing Trippier to fill the wing-back role.

On the other side, Rose is expected to be given a chance to prove himself in upcoming friendlies – if that goes well, he should start on the left.

Southgate has sometimes partnered Dier with Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson in midfield, but the two don’t really compliment each other.

There’s a good chance Southgate will leave out one or the other, or perhaps Dier will drop into the back three.

Dele Alli has been in fine form since being left out of the team for friendlies against Holland and Italy.

Southgate may be forced to find a way to pick Alli, Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling – maybe Alli will drop slightly deeper to partner Dier.

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