There were mixed results for the Chelsea players on the international stage , as well as a goal for one of our youngsters...
Having opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Poland on Friday, when Jorginho equalised from the penalty spot, Roberto Mancini’s side were back in action this evening but Andre Silva’s goal early in the second half proved to be the difference between the teams.
Jorginho started for Italy, but it was the hosts who enjoyed the better of the first half with Bernardo Silva seeing his strike cleared off the line before William Carvalho also went close.
The only goal of the game arrived just three minutes after the restart and Italy were unable to find a way back into the game, with Simone Zaza passing up their best opportunity. Emerson replaced Domenico Criscito 16 minutes from time while Jorginho completed the full game.
Michael Hector featured for Jamaica as they opened their CONCACAF Nations League campaign with a comfortable 4-0 win over the Cayman Islands.
Hector started in central defence for the home side, who ran out convincing winners thanks to a brace apiece from Darren Mattocks and Cory Burke.
Tomas Kalas started for Czech Republic who were beaten 5-1 by Russia in a friendly. The defender was replaced by Jakub Brabec at half-time.
Earlier today, Callum Hudson-Odoi scored for England Under-19s in their 2-1 friendly win away against Belgium.
Hudson-Odoi was one of three Chelsea players, along with Tariq Lamptey and George McEachran, to start the game, with the attacker’s goal coming in the first half. Middlesbrough’s Stephen Walker was England’s other scorer.
England Under-20s were also in action, with both Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah starting in their 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands. England had taken an early lead through Eddie Nketiah before the hosts came from behind to win. Jay Dasilva played the final six minutes.
England Under-18s were crowned winners of the Limoges Tournament following a 2-1 victory against hosts France on Sunday, making it three wins out of three.
Neil Dewsnip’s side had already beaten the Netherlands and Russia, and they proved too strong for the French, with Ethan Laird and Bukayo Saka on target for England.
Chelsea youngster Faustino Anjorin was the tournament’s top scorer after netting in each of the first two games, and the attacker started against France before being withdrawn for the closing stages.