With the World Cup just a few months away, England’s starting XI is beginning to fall into place.
But England would surely pose a greater attacking threat if they were to explore a striking partnership between Kane and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.
Vardy has been far too consistent this season to be stuck on the bench for England. The forward has 16 goals in the league so far, which is more than Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino and Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku.
And with his ability to punish teams on the break, Vardy could offer England a whole new dynamic to their attack.
Southgate could then adopt a 3-5-2 formation, which would allow him to play Dele Alli behind both strikers in a more natural number 10 role.
Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard would not have to be sacrificed either, with both players being utilised in the wide areas instead of two defensive-minded wing-backs.
With this setup the emphasis would certainly be on attack, but changing the formation to accommodate a Vardy and Kane partnership could give England their best chance of progressing in the tournament.