6 CHELSEA PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN RUSSIA

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The EPL season may be over, but there’s still plenty football to be enjoyed by lovers of the sport.

The 2014 edition of the FIFA world cup happened like yesterday, and it came with lots of excitement. We saw the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa impress for Spain before they were sent packing from Brazil.

Four years on, another edition of the global football showpiece has returned, and it promises more excitement. While the EPL is away, fans of Chelsea will be looking forward to seeing some of their favourite players represent their countries and compete for the trophy in Russia.

Some of our players have not made it to their respective national teams, however, we will have the pleasure of watching the others play.

We have put together a quick list of some of our top players who we will be watching in Russia this June.

VICTOR MOSES

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Victor Moses has been a strong part of the Chelsea team since the arrival of Antonio Conte. He will be joining his Nigerian side in Russia as they look to fly Africa’s flag. Victor Moses has not particularly been great for Chelsea lately, but we all know he’s a pretty dangerous fellow on his day. He plays as a wide man for his country, and will be carrying the hopes of millions of Nigerians as they faces the likes of Argentina in Russia.

N’GOLO KANTÉ

Kanté was player of the season at Chelsea in the just ended campaign. Obviously, he’s more than just a player; he is the player. He’s the engine room of Chelsea, and he does exactly as much work for his country. He will be flying the flag of France in Russia, alongside his other selected countrymen. A team that has a player like Kanté in it has one less thing to worry about, and I’m sure France will be looking to do some real damage with him.

OLIVIER GIROUD

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Giroud wasn’t signed to be our first choice striker but through determination, he proved himself and got the approval of the fans, which earned him a World Cup spot in the French national team. He joined us during the January transfer window, and did bring some goal threat. He has proven over the years that he is reliable upfront.  He will be joining Kanté in the French national side to battle it out for top honors in Russia.

GARY CAHILL

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Gary Cahill is a blend of experience and leadership. The current England side has few experienced players, so you can imagine how important Cahill is to them. They need his leadership, and he will be serving some of it in Russia.

CESAR AZPILICUETA

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There five Spanish first team players at Chelsea, but only this man has made it to the final World Cup shortlist. Spain obviously has an array of talented players, so it only underlines this man’s importance that he’s been chosen. Azpilicueta stands out for his experience and hard work. He’s one of the few players who give their all in every game he plays, and he’ll be doing the same for Spain at the world cup.

EDEN HAZARD

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Eden Hazard is a joy to watch for both Chelsea and non-Chelsea fans. He’s a playmaker and a strong attacker. When he isn’t creating, he’s definitely scoring. Hazard is the captain of the Belgium national team, and he’ll be looking to impress, and lead them to a strong finishing at the 2018 world cup.

Apart from the aforementioned players, it’s also worthy of note that we have some other talented players that will be at the global showdown, and we’ll be hoping to watch them represent their respective countries in Russia 2018.

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KING JAY
King Jay is a writer/broadcaster with years of experience under his belt. His love affair with Chelsea actually began as a joke, but today, he stands tall as a die-hard blue. What makes him perfect for this blog? He lives for Chelsea FC, in fact, I heard he sat in the middle of a road, and refused to go home after that bitter loss to Barcelona in 2009. Haha.