news Tue 29 Aug 2017
The first international break of the season is upon us and, as ever, the Blues are well represented across all levels. Here the official Chelsea website brings you up to date with which games are taking place, and which of our players have been called up…
Roberto Martinez's side are currently four points clear of second-placed Greece at the top of Group H with four matches left to play.
Brazil: Willian – World Cup qualifiers at home to Ecuador on Friday and away to Colombia next Tuesday. The South Americans were the first team to qualify for next summer's finals.
Croatia: Mario Pasalic – World Cup qualifiers at home to Kosovo on Saturday and away to Turkey next Tuesday.
Group I is currently very tight, with Croatia top, ahead of Iceland on goal difference. Turkey and Ukraine, in third and fourth place respectively, are only two points behind the leaders.
Czech Republic: Tomas Kalas – World Cup qualifiers at home to Germany on Friday and away against Northern Ireland next Monday.
Czech Republic are currently third in Group C, four points behind second-placed Northern Ireland and nine away from leaders Germany.
Denmark: Andreas Christensen – World Cup qualifiers at home to Poland on Friday and away against Armenia next Monday.
As it stands, the Danes are third in Group E, trailing second-placed Montenegro on goal difference. Poland are six points clear at the top.
England: Gary Cahill – World Cup qualifiers away against Malta on Friday and at home to Slovakia on Monday.
Gareth Southgate's side are top of the group, two points ahead of Slovakia and three ahead of third-placed Slovenia.
France are currently second in Group A, trailing Sweden on goal difference. Netherlands are a further three points behind.
Germany: Antonio Rudiger – World Cup qualifiers away to Czech Republic on Friday and at home against Norway on Monday.
The current world champions are five points clear at the top of Group C.
The Super Eagles are currently four points ahead of second-placed Cameroon at the top of their qualifying group.
Netherlands: Marco van Ginkel – World Cup qualifiers away to France on Thursday and at home to Bulgaria next Monday.
Netherlands are currently in third place, three points behind France and Sweden.
Spain lead Italy at the top of Group G on goal difference, with third-placed Albania seven points behind the top two.
Chris Coleman's side are currently third in the group, four points behind Republic of Ireland and leaders Serbia.
Younger age groups
Belgium Under-21s: Charly Musonda – Euro 2019 qualifier at home to Turkey next Tuesday. Belgium have only played one game so far in qualifying, a 2-1 win over Malta.
England Under-21s: Fikayo Tomori , Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kasey Palmer and Tammy Abraham – Euro 2019 qualifiers away against Netherlands on Friday and at home to Latvia next Tuesday. The young Three Lions are yet to play in qualifying.
England Under-19s: Reece James, Tariq Uwakwe and Mason Mount – Friendlies against Poland on Friday and Germany next Tuesday.
England Under-18s: Marc Guehi, George McEachran, Jon Panzo and Callum Hudson-Odoi – Friendlies against Brazil on Friday and South Africa next Monday.
Sweden Under-19s: Joseph Colley – Involved in a four-team tournament with matches against Denmark tomorrow, Slovakia on Thursday and Norway on Saturday.
Netherlands Under-17s: Daishawn Redan – Involved in a four-team competition with games against Israel next Friday, Italy next Sunday and Germany on Tuesday 12 September.