The Spanish sit comfortably atop Group A4 with six points and a plus seven goal difference after beating England and Croatia 2-1 and 6-0, respectively.
Gareth Southgate employed a 4-3-3 formation in that game, having utilised a 3-5-2 system for the entirety of the World Cup, and could be set to continue that experiment against Luis Enrique’s side.
|Game||Spain vs England|
|Date||Monday, October 15|
|Time||7:45pm BST / 2:45pm EST|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
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|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Main Event||Sky Go|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Kepa, Lopez|
|Defenders||Azpilicueta, Jonny, Alonso, Gaya, Nacho, Ramos, Albiol, Bartra|
|Midfielders||Saul, Koke, Thiago, Rodri, Ceballos, Suso, Asensio, Busquets|
|Forwards||Alcacer, Aspas, Rodrigo, Morata|
Spain head coach Luis Enrique is missing Real Madrid pair Isco and Dani Carvajal through injury, as well Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa.
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba continues to be frozen out of the national team by his former club coach, with three left-backs named ahead of him in the squad.
|Goalkeepers||Pickford, Butland, Bettinelli|
|Defenders||Chilwell, Stones, Maguire, Gomez, Dunk, Walker, Trippier, Alexander-Arnold|
|Midfielders||Dier, Winks, Maddison, Mount, Chalobah, Barkley|
|Forwards||Kane, Welbeck, Rashford, Sancho, Sterling|
Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and left-back Danny Rose were both forced to withdraw from the squad ahead of the Croatia game due to injury concerns, meaning that Southgate is notably light on left-back options outside of Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, with Luke Shaw also sidelined.
Several young players will be hoping for their full debuts against Spain, with the likes of Jadon Sancho, James Maddison and Mason Mount called up to the senior squad for the first time, with Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard absent through injury.
Jordan Henderson is suspended after his yellow card against Croatia, with Harry Winks a potential replacement.
Marcus Rashford’s 11th-minute opener was swiftly cancelled out by Saul Niguez, before a Rodrigo goal just after the half-hour mark proved decisive.
The Three Lions will be hoping for better this time around, as any result for Spain effectively clinches them top spot in the group, and leaves England and Croatia battling each other to avoid relegation.
And La Roja have been in fine form of late, dismantling Wales 4-1 in their recent friendly despite their injuries and with a handful of key names rested.
England, however, have laboured since exiting the World Cup and losing the third-place playoff, with their only win since then coming in narrow 1-0 victory over Switzerland at home.
Both squads are much-changed since the showpiece event in Russia, and both are missing key players, but Luis Enrique’s men will perhaps feel confident of a result at home against an inexperienced English midfield.