Euro 2012 - England captain: Gerrard v Parker
The midfielders have emerged as the two leading contenders to take the armband in Wednesday's game at Wembley, leaving Pearce to pick between two very different 31-year-olds.
Parker has more recently emerged as a key player for the Three Lions, and would represent a break from the past, despite his relatively advanced years.
Below, we break down the relative strengths and weaknesses of the pair.
Our final score: Gerrard 43/60, Parker 45/60.
Who would you go for? Have your say at the bottom of the page!