The international break has dawned on us, and club football will take a break as country football resumes this weekend and next week.
A number of Chelsea players were called up to represent their national teams.
See the list below
Eden Hazard and Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi were called up by Belgium for the UEFA Nations League games at home to Iceland on Thursday and away to Switzerland on Sunday.
Willian was called up for friendlies against Uruguay at the Emirates on Friday and Cameroon at Stadium MK next Tuesday.
Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek made the cut for England’s friendly against USA on Thursday and Nations League match versus Croatia on Sunday, both at home.
N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud were called up by France in the Nations League match away to Netherlands on Friday and friendly at home to Uruguay next Tuesday.
Anthony Rudiger was called up by Germany for their Friendly against Russia on Thursday and Nations League game against Netherlands next Monday, both at home.
Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri were part of Italy’s squad called up for their Nations League game at home to Portugal on Saturday and friendly against USA in Belgium next Tuesday.
Among our Spanish contingent, only Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata were called up for their Nations League game away to Croatia on Thursday and friendly at home to Bosnia & Herzegovina on Sunday.
Ethan Ampadu has been vital for Wales and has been called up for their Nations League game at home to Denmark on Friday and friendly away against Albania next Tuesday.
Mateo Kovacic and Mario Pasalic were called up to World Cup finalists Croatia for their Nations League matches at home to Spain on Thursday and away to England on Sunday.
Tomas Kalas is part of Czech Republic’s squad for their friendly away to Poland on Thursday and Nations League game at home to Slovakia next Monday.
Andreas Christensen is part of Denmark’s squad for their Nations League matches away to Wales on Friday and at home against Republic of Ireland next Monday.
Chelsea loanees Ola Aina and Kenneth Omeruo are part of Nigeria’s squad for the all important Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to South Africa on Saturday and friendly at home against Uganda next Tuesday.