Those damn knees, otherwise Ledley King's selection would be a no brainer.
Not just a sentimental choice but his recent performances at the back have been eye catching and timed to perfection. So has Sol Campbell's. At this point none of the front runners inspire confidence. Slow, laboured, and none too assured.
John Terry has been struggling with his form while Rio Ferdinand seems to have aged overnight with his injuries. Matthew Upson has not been West Ham's answer to a porous back line. But Capello is probably going to name them in his 23 man roster. Which means that there is another spot up for grabs.
King will face competition from Phil Jagielka, Joleon Lescott, and team mate Michael Dawson. If I were Capello, Gary Cahill would get serious consideration. He kept Didier Drogba on a tight leash in a recent game against Chelsea.
England has two upcoming friendlies against Mexico and Japan at the end of May. King should get a chance to prove himself along with Campbell.