Do England have the best front three in world football? Vote on the contenders

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Best in the world? Vote at the bottom of the page.A World Cup Golden Boot winner with 130 Premier League goals, the PFA Young Player of the Year averaging a goal or assist every 103 minutes in the top flight and one of European football’s brightest young talents.Is there a better front three in world football at the moment than Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho?”They’re as exciting as anything,” was manager Gareth Southgate’s assessment of England’s attacking options after beating Bulgaria last month.Kane, Sterling and Sancho have scored or assisted 120 goals between them in the Premier League, Bundesliga and for England since the start of last season. Can anyone else in the world piece together a better three-man strikeforce?

Chart shows combined goals and assists in league games and internationals for three chosen players per country from the start of the 2018-19 season to Tuesday, 8 October 2019.This is not an exact science, with team selections and formations making a direct comparison tricky. But we’ve picked a front three for each nation in the top 10 of the Fifa rankings and you can vote at the bottom for the best.England (4th in world rankings) – Kane, Sterling, Sancho

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Harry Kane heads last-gasp England winnerSouthgate took England to the World Cup semi-finals last summer playing a back three with Kane and Sterling up front. But he has since changed to a front three, with Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho replacing Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford for the 5-3 win against Kosovo, their most recent game. Those three now appear to be the manager’s first-choice attack.No other team in Europe can beat England’s haul of 19 goals in Euro 2020 qualifying going into this week’s internationals – they are level with Belgium and France.League record sine start of 2018-19PlayerGamesGoalsAssistsMins/goalShots on targetChances createdHarry Kane (Tottenham)36225142.825536Raheem Sterling (Man City)412310147.915079Jadon Sancho (Dortmund)411519199.932877Sterling has outscored Kane for club and country over the past 14 months – with eight goals for England in his last nine appearances. His 12 goal involvements (goals and assists) are the most since the start of last season for any player we looked at across the top 10 countries in the world.Sancho scored twice against Kosovo – his first international goals – and is by far the most creative player available to Southgate. His 19 league assists are nearly double the next best – Sterling – while his 132 completed dribbles put him 37 clear of the Manchester City man.Kane (26), Sterling (24) and Sancho (19) all have age on their side as well. At an average age of 23 years and 198 days they are the youngest trio – by around two years – of any of the strikeforces we looked at.Who would you pick for England? Choose your XI hereBelgium (1st in world rankings) – Hazard, Mertens, Lukaku

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