After three weeks of pulsating Premier League action, we’d take a break from club football and head to country as the international break dawns on us all.
A bulk of Chelsea players were called up to represent their countries on international duty.
Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi were called to represent Belgium in their World Cup qualifiers at home to Gibraltar on Thursday and away to Greece on Sunday.
Willian is the Brazilian in the squad that was called for their World Cup qualifiers at home to Ecuador on Friday and away to Colombia next Tuesday.
Andreas Christensen will feature in Denmark’s World Cup qualifiers at home to Poland on Friday and away against Armenia next Monday.
Captain, Gary Cahill who has been out of action since suffering a red card against Burnley is part of the England squad called up for the Three Lions World Cup qualifiers away against Malta on Friday and at home to Slovakia on Monday.
Antonio Rudiger is part of the German squad that will play in their World Cup qualifiers away to Czech Republic on Sunday and at home against Norway on Monday.
For the France national team, N’Golo Kante and Kurt Zouma (who’s on loan to Stoke) were called up for their World Cup qualifiers at home against Netherlands on Thursday and Luxembourg on Sunday.
Victor Moses and youngster Ola Aina who’s on loan with Hull City, were invited for the Super Eagles World Cup qualifier double-header against Cameroon, at home on Friday and away next Monday.
Chelsea have a strong Spanish contingent as Cesar Azpilicueta, Pedro and Alvaro Morata were invited for the World Cup qualifiers at home to Italy on Saturday and away against Liechtenstein next Tuesday.
Youngster, Ethan Ampadu received his first Wales senior team call-up for their World Cup qualifiers at home to Austria on Saturday and away against Moldova next Tuesday.
Mario Pasalic was invited for Croatia’s World Cup qualifiers at home to Kosovo on Saturday and away to Turkey next Tuesday.
And, Tomas Kalas (on loan with Fulham) has been invited for Czech Republic’s World Cup qualifiers at home to Germany on Friday and away against Northern Ireland next Monday.