Fabio Capello To Keep Faith With Theo Walcott In England Line-Up

The Italian looks set to maintain a similar line-up against Andorra, with one forced switch...
England's tactically astute Italian boss Fabio Capello, who has overseen a flawless World Cup qualifying campaign to date, looks set to start pacey Arsenal flanker Theo Walcott on Wednesday evening against Andorra, despite a weak showing at the weekend.

The Sun believes that Capello will maintain faith with the burgeoning forward, despite his ineffective showing against Kazakhstan in Almaty on Saturday, when he was supposed to build on a growing understanding with full-back Glen Johnson.

There is also speculation over who will replace central midfielder Gareth Barry in Capello's plans, with Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham expected to return to duty.

Walcott's inclusion in England's senior World Cup qualifying squad and Under-21 European Championships team has not been welcomed by the Arsenal management, who claim their asset needs a holiday.

Stuart Pearce's young guns swept aside Azerbaijan on Monday evening with a convincing 7-0 scoreline. Walcott's fellow Gunner, Kieran Gibbs, was the star of the show, roaming forward from a full-back position to great effect.

Alan Dawson, Goal.com