We round up the international action involving Chelsea players on Tuesday, including a third Argentina goal for Enzo Fernandez…
Enzo in the goals
In a World Cup qualifier away to Bolivia in the altitude of La Paz, Enzo set Argentina on their way to a 3-0 victory.
The midfielder made a late run into the box and converted Angel Di Maria’s low cross with a controlled left-foot finish from a few yards out. He had already gone very close to breaking the deadlock with a stunning 30-yard effort that was kept out via a combination of goalkeeper and woodwork.
Bolivia were reduced to 10 men six minutes before half-time and Argentina did not hesitate to capitalise, Nicolas Tagliafico doubling the world champions’ lead.
Nicolas Gonzalez of Fiorentina added a late third, with Enzo replaced three minutes from time as Argentina’s outstanding form continued apace.
Assists for Ecuador pair
Both Moises Caicedo and future Blue Kendry Paez provided assists as Ecuador came from a goal down to beat Uruguay 2-1 in Quito.
Paez, who will join Chelsea after his 18th birthday, became the youngest South American to play a World Cup qualifier, and youngest Ecuadorian to feature in a senior international, at just 16 years and 131 days old. He joined Caicedo in Ecuador’s three-man midfield.
Uruguay went ahead against the run of play but Ecuador levelled deep in first-half stoppage time when Caicedo’s corner was headed in by Felix Torres.
Enner Valencia then missed a penalty for the hosts, but they would take the lead when Paez’s fizzing low centre was turned in by Torres from six yards out.
Caicedo played the full game while the impressive Paez’s debut came to an end 20 minutes from time. It is Ecuador's first points of this World Cup qualification campaign having been narrowly beaten by Enzo's Argentina last week.
In a Euro 2024 qualifier, Mykhailo Mudryk was introduced with 58 minutes played as Ukraine narrowly lost 2-1 away to Italy.
Inter Milan midfielder Davide Frattesi scored twice for the hosts with Andriy Yarmolenko getting one back before half-time. Mudryk set up one good chance for an equaliser during his time on the pitch, not taken, so Italy seize the advantage in the race for second place in Group G.
England, atop that group, were in friendly action away to Scotland tonight and Conor Gallagher came on for the closing stages of a 3-1 England win.
In a fixture celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first ever international football match, the Three Lions dominated at Hampden Park. Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham scored before half-time and though Harry Maguire put through his own net to give the Scots hope of a comeback, Harry Kane made sure of an emphatic England win in the final 10 minutes.
Gallagher replaced Bellingham very soon after England’s third, earning his ninth England cap in the process. Levi Colwill and Ben Chilwell were unused subs.
Nicolas Jackson won his fourth cap for Senegal in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Algeria.
The striker led the Senegalese attack, flanked by Sadio Mane and Iliman Ndiaye, and very nearly broke the deadlock in first-half injury time, forcing a fine save from Anthony Mandrea after being released and driving goalwards.
Mandrea thwarted Jackson again early in the second period with an ever better stop, and Algeria secured the victory on 65 minutes courtesy of Eintracht Frankfurt’s Fares Chaibi.
Romelu Lukaku netted a brace in Belgium’s 5-0 win over Estonia in Euro 2024 qualifying.
The striker scored twice in three minutes as the hour mark approached in Brussels and with the Red Devils already 2-0 up. For his first he raced clear of the Estonian defence and finished on his right, before turning on the edge of the box and whipping a low strike into the bottom corner.
Belgium are now seven points clear of third-placed Sweden with three qualifiers remaining in Group F. They travel to Austria, who are behind them only on goal difference, in their next fixture.
Earlier on Tuesday, three young Blues were in Under-21 European Championship qualifying action.
Cesare Casadei played 90 minutes in midfield as Italy defeated Turkey 2-0 in Izmit. The man on loan at Leicester this season won a game-high six tackles and seven aerial duels as the Italians recorded an important victory, having been held by Latvia on Friday.
Two young Chelsea goalkeepers endured contrasting results. Eddie Beach was in goal for Wales as they won 3-2 away to Lithuania, that scoreline much tighter than it might have been with both the hosts’ goals coming in second-half stoppage time.
Lucas Bergstrom and Finland were 1-0 up at half-time at home to Switzerland, but two goals in four minutes midway through the second half turned the game around in Turku and condemned the Finns to defeat in their first qualifier.
Shumaira Mheuka scored his second goal of the Pinatar Arena Supercup as England Under-17s trounced hosts Spain 4-1. The young Chelsea striker put England 3-0 up with a low drive into the far corner from just inside the penalty area.
England return home having won one, lost one and drawn one of their three games of this camp, Mhueka’s other goal coming in the 3-2 defeat to Portugal.