The long-time vice-captain could easily settle back into the role based on experience.
He has stepped in as captain before. With 90 caps, there's no question of his experience.
He has emerged as one of the early favourites after his impressive form at Tottenham.
He has experience of captaining Man United and is seen as a natural leader on the field.
Also being considered:
>> Gareth Barry >> Ashley Cole >> Jack Wilshere >> Joe Hart