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Five key England issues for Wiegman before hosts kick off Euro 2022

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With the warm-ups over, the England manager must decide where to play her captain, and who can back up Ellen White

Arsenal’s centre-back Leah Williamson is arguably one of England’s best players but finding the position that gets the best out of Wiegman’s captain while keeping the team balanced is not easy. Against Belgium Williamson was deployed in midfield, as has been the case with increasing frequency under Wiegman. Against the Netherlands she began in the middle but dropped into the backline in the second half and against Switzerland she operated from the back. Wiegman has made the most of this trio of preparation games to try to find the fit for her captain. Williamson was handed the armband after performing well in defence early in Wiegman’s tenure and impressing the manager more generally.

Continue reading…With the warm-ups over, the England manager must decide where to play her captain, and who can back up Ellen WhiteArsenal’s centre-back Leah Williamson is arguably one of England’s best players but finding the position that gets the best out of Wiegman’s captain while keeping the team balanced is not easy. Against Belgium Williamson was deployed in midfield, as has been the case with increasing frequency under Wiegman. Against the Netherlands she began in the middle but dropped into the backline in the second half and against Switzerland she operated from the back. Wiegman has made the most of this trio of preparation games to try to find the fit for her captain. Williamson was handed the armband after performing well in defence early in Wiegman’s tenure and impressing the manager more generally. Continue reading…