According to The Mirror Dele Alli has been left sweating on his World Cup starting place.

The 21 year-old is again expected to be on the bench tonight for England’s friendly with Italy at Wembley.

The article adds that England boss Gareth Southgate had a lengthy conversation with Alli after training on Tuesday and explained he wanted to try out different players and formations.

Manchester United’s in form star Jesse Lingard is set to keep his place after scoring against the Dutch and it will be a worry for Alli as he continues to look for his best form and he knows now that he faces a battle to win a starting place this summer.

Southgate rates Alli very highly and stressed on Monday that he wanted to see some new players, make changes but also build on the good work against Holland on Friday.

Alli was only a substitute in Amsterdam and the article adds he may have to wait for his chance from the bench again as Lingard appears to have moved ahead of him in the queue for now at least

Southgate will give a debut to Burnley defender James Tarkowski while, as expected Kyle Walker, will stay on the right of a back three.

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