According to his Wigan teammate, Chris Kirkland â€“ Emile Heskey is â€˜Englandâ€™s Didier Drogba’. And that doesnâ€™t mean heâ€™s a big man who spends more time on the floor than on the ball.
Heskey has been an easy scapegoat in the past but real football fans recognise that thereâ€™s more to his game than just scoring goals â€“ a third of you voted for him to start for England in our recent poll .
With injuries and suspensions limiting the strikeforce before our do-or-die Euro qualifiers, the man with the buffalo build and Bambiâ€™s persona, has been called back in from the international wilderness.
Hereâ€™s why we think that big Emile should start on Saturday. Care to agree or disagree?
With Crouch suspended we havenâ€™t really got a big man upfront â€“ leaving the less than intimidating sight of Owen and Johnson/Defoe