Ukraine v England - key battles

Frank Lampard's spot kick earned England a draw against Ukraine at Wembley. Photo: PA

England face Ukraine in Kiev in a match which could determine their World Cup fate.

Victory would leave the Three Lions tantalisingly close to booking their ticket for Brazil 2014. Lose and it is out of their hands.

Here, we take a look at where the match might be won and lost.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk v Frank Lampard

On his 100th appearance, Lampard will be eager to make an impact. But the wily Tymoshchuk has the experience to stop him. Tymoshchuk will be asked to use his vast experience to screen the Ukraine defence. And that means shutting out Lampard.

Yevgeni Konoplyanka v Kyle Walker

If Tymoshchuk is the anchor of Ukraine's midfield, Konoplyanka is the attacking thrust. Right-footed, but preferring to cut in from the left, it was the 23-year-old who scored at Wembley 12 months ago. Walker needs to ensure the off-field controversy does not distract him.

Evhen Seleznyov v Gary Cahill

Cahill was not extended to keep Moldova out on Friday but rather more will be asked of him. Cahill's confidence at international level has grown steadily but it is only now that the real pressure is being applied.