SEE THE FULL LIST OF CHELSEA PLAYERS CALLED UP FOR INTERNATIONAL DUTY

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The international games beckon, and a lot of games will kick-off from Thursday.

Majority of Chelsea players were called up to represent their countries on international duty, and just a few were left out.

See the players who got the nod for their countries:

Three Chelsea stars Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi were called up to represent Belgium in their friendlies at home to Mexico on Friday and Japan next Tuesday.

In England, it won’t only be Gary Cahill who will be part of the Three Lions squad, Chelsea loanees Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham were invited for the friendlies at home to Germany on Friday and Brazil next Tuesday.

For Italy, Davide Zappacosta was called up to represent the Azzurri in their World Cup qualifying play-off against Sweden. First leg away on Friday and second leg at home next Monday.

Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen who enjoyed a fine display against Manchester United will be with Denmark for their World Cup qualifying play-off against Republic of Ireland. First leg at home on Saturday, with the return leg away next Tuesday.

Mario Pasalic who’s on loan to Spartak Moscow is part of Croatia’s squad for their World Cup qualifying play-off against Greece. First leg at home on Thursday, with the second leg away on Sunday.

Willian is our only Brazilian to make the Selecao squad for their friendlies against Japan, in France, on Friday, and away to England next Tuesday.

Ola Aina who’s on loan to Hull City was invited for Nigeria’s World Cup qualifier away to Algeria on Friday, and a friendly against Argentina in Russia next Tuesday. Victor Moses wasn’t called up due to injury.

German international Toni Rudiger was invited for their friendlies away to England on Friday and at home to France next Tuesday.

For Spain, Alvaro Morata made the cut for their friendlies at home to Costa Rica on Saturday and away to Russia next Tuesday.

Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu was invited for Wales’ friendlies away to France on Friday and at home to Panama next Tuesday.

Tomas Kalas who’s on loan to Fulham was invited for Czech Republic’s friendlies away to Iceland and away to Qatar to Saturday.

For the Netherlands, Marco van Ginkel who’s on loan with PSV was called up for their friendlies away to Scotland on Thursday and away to Romania next Tuesday.

Matt Miazga who’s on loan with Vitesse Arnhem was invited for their friendly away to Portugal next Tuesday.

N’Golo Kante who just returned from injury, wasn’t included in the France squad for their friendlies against Wales and Germany.

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