The last time these two met will be memorable to the visitors for all the wrong reasons. In the WC semis earlier this year, the Three Lions raced into an early lead but then sat back, allowing the Croats to hit them in the second half and then condemn them to the trenches of World Cup fixtures in added time. The English are not going to be too fond of that memory and will want to go right to work killing off the hosts.
The Croats are not exactly a happy bunch, seeing as they were crushed 6-0 by Spain in the Nations League. Getting their confidence back will be key in this fixture, and they will want to deliver.
Luka Modric just became FIFA Player of the Year, while Ivan Perisic and Ivan Rakitic are still fired up and ready to go. Expect Kane, Sterling and Co. to push them hard though.