England team news: Walker starts at centre-back as Alli dropped against Netherlands

21:36 EAT 23/03/2018
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The Manchester City full-back is named in an unfamiliar role while Marcus Rashford is prefered to Jamie Vardy up front in Harry Kane's absence

Kyle Walker will start at centre-back in a 3-4-3 for England against Netherlands, with Dele Alli dropped from the line-up while Marcus Rashford gets the nod up top.

Jordan Pickford is between the posts for Friday's friendly at the Amsterdam ArenA, with Walker, John Stones and Joe Gomez comprising a three-man back-line for England.

Tottenham's Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose will serve as wing-backs for the Three Lions, with the Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in central midfield.

And it's Rashford leading the line, flanked by Manchester United team-mate Jesse Lingard and Manchester City's Raheem Sterling.

That line-up leaves no room for Alli, who is on the bench alongside the likes of Adam Lallana, Jamie Vardy and Danny Welbeck.

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Gomez; Trippier, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Rose; Lingard, Rashford, Sterling

Substitutes: Dier, Hart, Mawson, Maguire, Tarkowski, Livermore, Young, Cook, Alli, Vardy, Butland, Pope, Welbeck, Lallana

Netherlands XI: Zoet; Van Dijk, De Ligt, De Vrij; Hateboer, Strootman, Wijnaldum, Van Aanholt; Memphis, Dost, Promes