No fewer than 22 Chelsea players have spread themselves across the planet this week as international football takes centre stage for the final time in 2020 and it's set to be a busy few days.

Qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations will be occupying the thoughts of Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy and Baba Rahman, while it's the 2022 World Cup that Thiago Silva and Brazil are aiming for when they resume their quest to reach the Qatar tournament.

Meanwhile, for our players in Europe, the competitive focus will be on UEFA Nations League fixtures. The action begins today with a smattering of friendlies, plus Mendy's Senegal in AFCON qualifying, and we'll have a round-up of all the Blues involved later tonight.

Before then, here are some of the best images of our players making final preparations with their national teams this week...