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The first international break is here, as the Premier League gets set to resume in two weeks time.
It’s been close to a year international football games held due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and all international competitions billed for the summer have since been shifted.
Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are the only two Chelsea players who got the call for England’s squad as the Three Lions travel to face Iceland on Saturday (5 September) and would later visit Denmark on Tuesday 8 September.
Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner made Germany’s squad which starts their Nations League campaign against Spain on Thursday in Stuttgart. They then face 2019 semi-finalists Switzerland away on Sunday. Meanwhile, Kepa Arrizabalaga is part of the Spanish squad and is the only Chelsea player to make the squad.
Jorginho was named in the Italy squad that will face Bosnia and Herzegovina in Florence on Friday before travelling to Amsterdam to play the Netherlands next Monday.
For France, Chelsea stars N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud were named in the Les Blues squad to face Sweden on Saturday and welcome Croatia to Paris next Tuesday. Giroud will be keen to get more caps as he edges closer to the 100-cap mark having played 97 times for his country.
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen will be part of the Denmark squad as they play a home game on Saturday against a Belgium side featuring several former Blues stars like Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku.
Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu was named in the Wales squad as they begin their 2020/21 campaign away in Finland on Thursday and then host Bulgaria in Cardiff three days later.
Interestingly, 18-years-old Chelsea wonderkid Armando Broja, who recently joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan for 2020/21, has been called up to the senior Albania squad for the first time, having previously represented them at youth level. Albania face Belarus away on Friday and Lithuania at home next Monday. Three days after the Belarus game, Broja will then turn 19, and he’d be hoping to get his first international appearance before his 19th birthday.
For Chelsea’s English youngsters Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Conor Gallagher and Marc Guehi, they were named to take part in the qualifying matches for next year’s UEFA Under-21 Championship. The young Lions will travels to Kosovo for a game on Friday and then Austria next Tuesday.
We wish all our players a wonderful time playing for their respective countries and pray they come back injury free.