The first international break of the year is upon us, and here the official Chelsea website takes a close look at which of our players could represent their countries in the next week, and when the matches are taking place…
Qualification for Euro 2020 starts in earnest and we will have a fuller look at that tournament, including how the Nations League affects it, tomorrow.
Also this weekend qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations reaches its finale, and there are a smattering of friendlies too…
Croatia: Mateo Kovacic and Mario Pasalic – Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Azerbaijan on Thursday and away to Hungary on Sunday. Kovacic is currently on 49 international caps.
Denmark: Andreas Christensen – a friendly away to Kosovo on Thursday, and then a Euro 2020 qualifier away to Switzerland on Tuesday.
France: N’Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud – Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Moldova on Friday and at home to Iceland on Monday.
Germany: Toni Rudiger – a friendly at home to Serbia on Wednesday and then a Euro 2020 qualifier away to Holland on Sunday.
Italy: Jorginho – Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Finland on Saturday and Liechtenstein on Tuesday.
Ivory Coast: Victorien Angban – final African Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Rwanda on Saturday. Ivory Coast have already qualified for this summer’s tournament in Egypt.
Nigeria: Kenneth Omeruo – final African Cup of Nations qualifier at home to Seychelles on Friday, and then a friendly at home to Egypt on Tuesday. Nigeria have already qualified. Ola Aina pulled out through injury.
Spain: Kepa Arrizabalaga – Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Norway on Saturday and away to Malta on Tuesday.
Wales: Ethan Ampadu has withdrawn from the Welsh squad due to a back injury. He had been called up for a friendly at home to Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, and a Euro 2020 qualifier at home to Slovakia on Sunday.
Younger age groups
England Under-21s: Jake Clarke-Salter, Jay Dasilva, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham – friendlies at home to Poland on Thursday and Germany on Tuesday.
Northern Ireland Under-21s: Jared Thompson – friendlies against Bulgaria on Friday and Mexico on Monday in Spain.
Poland Under-20s: Marcin Bulka – friendly away to England on Thursday.
Albania Under-19s: Armando Broja – friendlies at home to Macedonia on Sunday and away to Macedonia on Tuesday.
England Under-19s: Conor Gallagher, Marc Guehi, Tariq Lamptey, George McEachran - Euro 2019 Elite Round qualifiers at home to Czech Republic on Wednesday, Greece on Saturday and Denmark on Tuesday.
Netherlands Under-19s: Daishawn Redan and Juan Castillo – Euro 2019 Elite Round qualifiers at home to Wales on Wednesday, Slovenia on Saturday and Spain on Tuesday.
Scotland Under-19s: Billy Gilmour – Euro 2019 Elite Round qualifiers against Turkey on Wednesday, Cyprus on Saturday and hosts Portugal on Tuesday.
England Under-18s: Clinton Mola – SportsChain Cup matches in Dubai against Japan on Wednesday, Czech Republic on Friday and Mexico on Sunday.
Ireland Under-18s: George Nunn - two friendlies away to Turkey on Thursday and Saturday.
Austria Under-17s: Thierno Ballo – Euro 2019 Elite Round qualifiers against Romania on Wednesday, hosts Turkey on Saturday and Italy on Tuesday.
England Under-17s: Tino Livramento, Miles Peart Harris and Lewis Bate – Euro 2019 Elite Round qualifiers against Switzerland on Thursday, Croatia on Sunday and hosts Denmark on Wednesday.
Netherlands Under-17s: Ian Maatsen – Euro 2019 Elite Round qualifiers at home to Northern Ireland on Wednesday, Israel on Saturday and Czech Republic on Tuesday.
Northern Ireland Under-17s: Sam McClelland - Euro 2019 Elite Round qualifiers against hosts Netherlands on Wednesday, Czech Republic on Saturday and Israel on Tuesday.