After a postponement due to Tuesday's rain, England will make up their World Cup Qualifying match against Poland on Wednesday. Both football clubs will look to perform at their peak, as anything less could be the difference between a trek to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and watching it from home.
England is coming off a dominating 5-0 win over San Marino and Moldova. The club will look to carry on its unbeaten record into the qualifier game. However, Poland will be coming into the crucial match with only four points in competition play.
Coming off a suspension, Captain Steven Gerrard is expected to upgrade England's lineup with his return. He should be taking the spot of injured vice-captain Frank Lampard, who'll be out of action.
Gerrard's performance will play a key factor in England's offensive approach against the Polish club's defense. The leader clearly has the ability to excel in his slightly altered role with the team. If Gerrard can come back at 100%, then England will be more heavily favored.
For Poland, striker Robert Lewandowski will be a large threat against England's defense. The 24-year-old has the skill set of being able to score from almost anywhere on the pass, and proved just that in the Premiership last season with 30 goals. However, Lewandowski has continuously struggled during international play, only scoring twice in seven matchups this year and has been ineffective for large periods of time.
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The probable lineups are listed below.
Poland (4-2-3-1): Przemyslaw Tyton; Lukasz Piszczek, Marcin Wasilewski, Kamil Glik, Jakub Wawrzyniak; Grzegorz Krychowiak, Eugen Polanski; Pawel Wszolek, Ludovic Obraniak, Kamil Grosicki; Robert Lewandowski.
England (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Glen Johnson, Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott, Ashley Cole; James Milner, Tom Cleverley; Michael Carrick, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney; Jermaine Defoe.