International Roundup: Giroud And Jorginho Score, Emerson Gets Injury Scare

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It was an eventful weekend for Chelsea players as they represented their country on international duty.

England and France recorded convincing victories on Saturday in their Euro 2020 qualifying games, beating Bulgaria 4-0 and Albania 4-1, respectively.

For England, Ross Barkley started in midfield and played the entire game, while Mount was a second-half substitute as he made his international debut, coming on for Jordan Henderson with 25 minutes left.

Giroud continued his fine form for France as he scored again, converting a cross from Lucas Hernández with customary ease to give France an early 2-0 lead against Albania. Les Bleus would eventually win the game 4-1. Kurt Zouma was on the bench for this game, while N’Golo Kante is currently in London recuperating from injury.

Italy clinched a 2-1 win over Finland with Chelsea midfielder Jorginho scoring the winning penalty with ten minutes remaining. Emerson Palmieri was subbed off in this game just after seven minutes due to a hamstring strain.

Kepa Arrizabalaga played a big role in Spain’s 2-1 win over Romania but was replaced by David de Gea between the sticks as they defeated Faroe Islands 4-0.

On Sunday, Andreas Christensen featured throughout and helped Denmark to a clean sheet in a goalless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi.

Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic is expected to cut short his international duty with the United States national team and make an early return to Stamford Bridge to prepare for the game against Wolves.

The 20-year-old featured in his country’s 3-0 friendly defeat against Mexico in New Jersey in the early hours of Friday morning and was then due to travel to 950 miles to St. Louis, Missouri, for a friendly against Uruguay on Wednesday. But he’s now expected to head back to London so he can get enough rest for this weekend’s clash.

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