Fabio Capello is preparing to come up with a special plan to combat Wales danger-man Gareth Bale at Wembley tonight.
England are hoping to end a four-match sequence without a home win in their penultimate Euro 2012 qualifier.
Although the result will have little bearing on whether the Three Lions make it to Poland and the Ukraine or not, Capello wants to restore confidence on home soil ahead of more searching tests.
In order to do that, they need to neutralise Bale.
"Bale is a really important player for Wales," said Capello. "I was at Tottenham's game against Man City and he was so-so.
"But for Wales against Montenegro he improved a lot. He ran a lot and was really fast. When he receives the ball and attacks the space he is really fantastic."
The plan appears to revolve around Man City midfielder James Milner being recalled in place of Theo Walcott and a change of formation to the one responsible for England's outstanding 3-0 victory in Bulgaria.
Gary up to Speed
Gary Speed is more interested in leading Wales to their first major finals since 1950 than ending a 34-year wait for a Wembley win.
Victory over England in tonight's European Championship qualifier would secure Speed a place in Welsh footballing folklore.
But the manager said: "It is a chance to create history. But there are more important things on my agenda than creating history."
Key to Wales' chances are stopping Wayne Rooney, who has bagged seven goals in his last four games. Speed said: "We have looked at ways of minimising his effectiveness."