Trippier, naturally a right-back, has been most well-liked to left-footers Ben Chilwell and Luke Shaw, with supervisor Gareth Southgate relying on his supply from set-pieces.
Chilwell has not been included as certainly one of Southgate’s substitutes, nor has Jadon Sancho.
Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden begin alongside captain Harry Kane within the assault, with Jack Grealish named among the many substitutes.
As anticipated, Harry Maguire has did not get well from an ankle damage in time to begin and Jordan Henderson is on the bench having solely just lately returned from a groin drawback.
Kalvin Phillips companions Declan Rice in midfield, whereas Tyrone Mings begins alongside John Stones in defence in Maguire’s absence.
The inclusion of Trippier over Chilwell and Shaw is a shock, regardless of Southgate speaking up the Atletico Madrid’s full-back’s versatility through the build-up to this match.
Chilwell didn’t play in both of England’s pre-tournament warm-up video games in opposition to Austria and Romania after enjoying in and successful the Champions League remaining with Chelsea and becoming a member of up with the camp late.
Shaw began in opposition to Romania however was additionally a late arrival after Manchester United’s Europa League remaining defeat to Villarreal.
England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Mings, Trippier; Phillips, Rice; Sterling, Mount, Foden; Kane.
Substitutes: D. Henderson, Johnstone, Shaw, Grealish, Henderson, Rashford, Coady, Calvert-Lewin, White, James, Saka, Bellingham.
Croatia: Livakovic; Gvardiol, Caleta-Automotive, Vida, Vrsaljko; Brozovic; Perisic, Kovacic, Modric, Kramaric; Rebic.
Substitues: Kalinic, Sluga, Brekalo, Vlasic, Budimir, Pasalic, Skoric, Badelj, Petkovic, Juranovic, Bradaric, Ivanusec.