The last international break of 2019 is upon us and here we look in detail at which Chelsea players are away with their countries, and what games they have to look forward to.
Euro 2020 qualifiers come to a conclusion with plenty of spots for next summer’s showpiece still up for grabs. England, Croatia, Denmark and France are among those countries with Chelsea representation looking to confirm their place in the coming days.
Elsewhere, there is action in the Middle East for Willian, who has been recalled by Brazil having not featured since their victorious Copa America campaign this summer. Christian Pulisic however has pulled out of the US squad because of a hip injury. Their head coach Gregg Berhalter said:
'This was a collaborative decision with the club looking after the best interest of the player. These decisions are always difficult because this group and the coaching staff want nothing more than to have Christian here, but it was a risk we weren’t willing to take at this time.’
Here is the full list of who is away and what games they have…
Euro 2020 qualifiers
Belgium: Michy Batshuayi – Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Russia on Saturday and at home to Cyprus on Tuesday.
Croatia: Mateo Kovacic and Mario Pasalic – Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Slovakia on Saturday and Georgia on Tuesday.
Denmark: Andreas Christensen – Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Gibraltar on Friday and away to Ireland on Monday.
England: Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi: Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Montenegro on Thursday and away to Kosovo on Sunday.
France: N’Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud and Kurt Zouma – Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Moldova on Thursday, and away to Albania on Sunday.
Italy: Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri – Euro 2020 qualifiers away to Bosnia on Friday and at home to Armenia on Monday.
Spain: Kepa Arrizabalaga – Euro 2020 qualifiers at home to Malta on Friday and Romania on Monday.
Brazil: Willian - friendlies against Argentina on Friday (in Riyadh) and South Korea on Tuesday (in Abu Dhabi).
Younger age groups
England U21: Marc Guehi, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Conor Gallagher – Euro 2021 qualifier away to Albania on Friday, and friendly away to Netherlands on Tuesday.
Scotland U21: Billy Gilmour – Euro 2021 qualifier at home to Greece on Friday.
England U20: Tariq Lamptey – games against Portugal on Thursday and Iceland on Tuesday
Albania U19: Armando Broja – Euro 2020 qualifiers against Greece on Wednesday, Belgium on Saturday and Iceland on Tuesday.
Austria U19: Thierno Ballo – Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar on Wednesday, Switzerland on Saturday, and Ireland on Tuesday.
England U19: Valentino Livaremento, Clinton Mola and Tino Anjorin – Euro 2020 qualifiers against Luxembourg on Wednesday, North Macedonia on Saturday and Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday.
Northern Ireland U19: Sam McClelland – Euro 2020 qualifiers against Norway on Tuesday, Portugal on Friday, Germany on Monday.
England U18: Dynel Simeu – games against Russia on Thursday, Norway on Saturday, Czech Republic on Monday.
Finland U18: Lucas Bergstrom – games against Georgia on Sunday and Tuesday.
England U17: Levi Colwill and Luke Badley Morgan – games at home to Denmark on Friday and Czech Republic on Tuesday.