An international break awaits our Chelsea Women stars with several Blues called up to represent their countries before the return of the Women’s Super League in just under a fortnight.

Many of our players will be competing in the UEFA Women’s Nations League during the forthcoming international window, where each team will contest two matches, the first set of fixtures getting under way on Friday.

Elsewhere, the Blues will be represented when Canada take part in Paris 2024 Olympic Games Qualifying, with a double-header against Jamaica, while the United States are in friendly action across the pond with two games against South Africa.

UEFA Women’s Nations League

After their second-place finish at the World Cup this summer, England will regroup for two matches against Scotland and the Netherlands. Hannah Hampton, Millie Bright, Jess Carter, Niamh Charles and Lauren James retain their places in the squad.

Zecira Musovic and Johanna Rytting Kaneryd helped Sweden to a third-place finish at the World Cup and produced impressive individual showings at the tournament. Both are involved as the Swedes take on Spain and Italy in their Nations League fixtures.

Our German trio becomes a duo after Melanie Leupolz announced her retirement from international football. Ann-Katrin Berger and Sjoeke Nusken still represent Germany, who face Denmark and Iceland, while Maren Mjelde and Guro Reiten are part of the Norway squad to play Austria and Portugal.

Eve Perisset represents France, who will meet Portugal and Austria, Jelena Cankovic and her Serbia side are up against Ukraine and Greece, while Wales captain Sophie Ingle will lead her country into games against Iceland and Denmark.

Long-haul Blues

Four of our international stars will be clocking up the miles as they embark on long-haul trips with Canada and the United States, who are in action across competitive and friendly fixtures during this international window.

Our Canadian trio of Jessie Fleming, Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence will take on Jamaica in their Paris 2024 Olympic Games Qualifying double-header. The opening game takes place in Kingston, with Toronto the venue for the return fixture.

New signing Mia Fishel is settling nicely into life at Chelsea and her efforts have been rewarded with her second senior call-up to the United States roster for their friendly matches against South Africa, in Cincinnati and Chicago respectively.

Be at the Bridge to welcome our Blues back to WSL action against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 1 October, with kick-off at 5.30pm (UK time). Click here to secure your seats!