England are looking for three wins out of three on the Road to Qatar
Robert Lewandowski’s absence for Poland will not lull Gareth Southgate into a false sense of security as England prepare for a step up in quality in a key World Cup qualifier.
After the 5-0 cakewalk against San Marino and Sunday’s comfortable 2-0 win in Albania, the Group I leaders have the chance to strengthen their grip on top spot and smooth the road to Qatar.
Poland are sure to prove the toughest test of March’s triple-header, but tonight’s opponents have had to deal with positive Covid-19 cases ahead of the trip to Wembley and travel to London without their star man.
Lewandowski will miss this match and the next four weeks with a strained knee ligament, but Southgate says the Bayern Munich sharpshooter’s absence does not make England’s final competitive match before the Euros any easier.