The first international break of the new season is upon us and as ever there are plenty of Chelsea players preparing to represent their countries.
Qualifying matches take centre stage in Europe, Africa and South America, with a European Championships and Africa Cup of Nations on the horizon, and CONMEBOL qualification for the next World Cup getting underway.
A blockbuster midfield clash between Enzo’s Argentina and Moises Caicedo’s Ecuador is one of several standout fixtures involving our Blues, while Ian Maatsen will be hoping to make his Netherlands debut, and Levi Colwill his England bow, having both been called up to the senior squad for the first time.
There are also a tranche of youth internationals and here we summarise who is away and what fixtures lie in wait…
World Cup qualifiers
Argentina: Enzo Fernandez – home to Ecuador on Thursday 7 September and away to Bolivia on Tuesday 12 September.
Ecuador: Moises Caicedo – away to Argentina on 7 September and home to Uruguay on 12 September.
Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
Senegal: Nicolas Jackson – home to Rwanda (Saturday 9 September) and Algeria (12 September).
Euro 2024 qualifiers
Belgium: Romelu Lukaku – away to Azerbaijan on 9 September and home to Estonia on 12 September.
France: Axel Disasi – home to Ireland on 7 September, and a friendly away to Germany on 12 September.
Netherlands: Ian Maatsen – home to Greece on 7 September and away to Ireland on 10 September.
Serbia: Djordje Petrovic – home to Hungary on 7 September and away to Lithuania on 10 September.
Spain: Kepa – away to Georgia on 8 September and home to Cyprus on 12 September.
Ukraine: Mykhailo Mudryk – home to England (in Poland) on 9 September, and away to Italy on 12 September.
European Under-21 Championship qualifiers
Finland: Lucas Bergstrom – home to Iceland on 7 September and Switzerland on 12 September.
Italy: Cesare Casadei – away to Latvia on 8 September and Turkey on 12 September.
Portugal: Diego Moreira – away to Andorra on 8 September and home to Belarus on 12 September.
Wales: Eddie Beach – friendly at home to Liechtenstein on 8 September and qualifier away to Lithuania on 12 September.
Other youth internationals
Brazil U23: Andrey Santos – friendlies away to Morocco on 7 September and 11 September.
England U18: Harrison Murray-Campbell, Tyrique George, Somto Boniface, Jimmy Jay-Morgan, Travis Akomeah, Michael Golding and Ishe Samuels-Smith – Tournoi International games against France (6 September), Japan (8 September) and Portugal (10 September).
Portugal U18: Leo Cardoso – Tournoi International games against Japan (6 September), France (8 September) and England (10 September).
England U17: Shumaira Mheuka – friendlies against Portugal (6 September), Morocco (9 September) and Spain (12 September) in Pinitar, Spain.