Chiellini has listed a number of qualities he feels make Walcott dangerous, overlooking in-form Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane when quizzed over England’s most dangerous player.
“I am always a fan of Walcott, a quick sprinter and terrifying for defenders,” said Chiellini.
“England notice his absence. For the world of football, it is positive that Walcott recuperates totally to his top level.”
Walcott does have that burst of pace, which has the potential to put the fastest defenders onto the back foot.
He’s an especially dangerous player for a big international game against Italy, where there is likely to be a need for England to counter attack and exploit vast areas of space.
However, for all of the deficiencies and weaknesses in Harry Kane’s game, the Tottenham man is a goalscorer and finds ways to hit the back of the net with alarming regularity.
It took him no time to open his account for the England senior side against Lithuania and would relish the challenge if Roy Hodgson made the bold decision to start him against the Italians.
If Chiellini’s views with regards to Walcott are echoed by the rest of the Italian squad, Kane won’t be bothered one little bit if that means that some of the focus and attention is taken away from him for the big international tomorrow night.