There will be no Premier League action this weekend with players representing their various countries during the international break.
23 Chelsea players have been called up by their national teams for the international break.
Here is the full list:
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley was rewarded with an England call-up after his impressive start to the season for Chelsea. Barkley scored his first Chelsea goal in the 3-0 win at Southampton on Sunday. Mason Mount, currently on loan at Championship side Derby, was also called up by England boss Gareth Southgate. England will play Croatia on Friday and Spain on Monday in the UEFA Nations League.
In-form Chelsea star and Belgium captain Eden Hazard was called up Belgium’s Nations League fixture at home to Switzerland on Friday, followed by a friendly at home to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Michy Batshuayi, currently on loan at Valencia was also called up by Belgium.
Mateo Kovacic and Mario Pasalic, currently on loan at Italian side Atalanta, were called up by World Cup finalists Croatia for their Nations League fixture at home to England on Friday, followed by a home friendly against Jordan on Monday.
Andreas Christensen was called up for Belgium’s Nations League game away to the Republic of Ireland on Saturday, and friendly at home to Austria on Tuesday.
N’Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud and Kurt Zouma who’s currently on loan at Everton, were called up for France’s friendly at home to Iceland on Thursday, and Nations League fixture at home to Germany on Tuesday.
Antonio Rudiger was called up by Germany but the defender pulled out with a groin injury.
Pass master Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri were called up for Italy’s friendly at home to Ukraine on Wednesday, and Nations League fixture away to Poland on Sunday.
Four Chelsea stars, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Alvaro Morata and Kepa Arrizabalaga were called up for Spain’s friendly away to Wales on Thursday, followed by a home Nations League fixture against England on Monday.
Chelsea youngster Ethan Ampadu will be hoping to continue his impressive form for Wales after he was called up for their home friendly with Spain on Thursday, and Nations League game away to the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.
Kenneth Omeruo, on loan at Spanish club Leganes, and Ola Aina, on loan at Italian side Torino, were called up for Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against Libya on Saturday (home) and Tuesday (away).
Victorien Angban, on loan at Metz, and Chelsea young goalkeeper Nicolas Tie, were called up for Ivory Coast’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against the Central African Republic at home on Friday and away on Tuesday.
Matt Miazga, currently on loan at French club Nantes, was called up for USA’s Friendlies at home to Colombia on Thursday and Peru on Tuesday.