With the UEFA 2020 European Championships set to get underway on Friday, now seems a perfect moment to take a look at which Chelsea players fans will be able to see represent their countries as they go for glory.
Of course, for many of them involved, the season was capped off with the ultimate success in club football via the UEFA Champions League win against Manchester City in Porto, although many will be hoping to achieve even more success this summer.
The competition is one of the biggest international tournaments on the football calendar and one that continues to attract a number of sports bettors who continue to look for the best Max Free Bets that they possibly can, and those that play in Blue on a regular basis could be individuals that help those predictions and bets pay off in a nice way!
The Blues will not be short of representation when the competition kicks off on Friday, with no fewer than 17 of the club’s players having been picked to be involved amongst the 24 national sides that are competing.
These are the 17 that have been chosen:
Italy: Emerson Palmieri, Jorginho
Wales: Ethan Ampadu
Belgium: Michy Batshuayi
Denmark: Andreas Christensen
Croatia: Mateo Kovacic
England: Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount
Scotland: Billy Gilmour
Spain: Cesar Azpilicueta
France: Kurt Zouma, N’Golo Kante, Olivier Giroud
Germany: Antonio Rudiger, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
Of course, for some of them, it will be an opportunity to prove that they should be given a chance in Thomas Tuchel’s side next season, with the likes of Emerson Palmieri, Ethan Ampadu and Michy Batshuayi all having been selected, although it also provides them with the opportunity to put themselves in the shop window, as well.
Equally, the competition gives some players the chance to try and improve ahead of a return to Chelsea for the upcoming 21/22 Premier League season, with many expecting bigger things from German duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner – although it could be argued that they had fine seasons, such are the expectations that are placed on them.
Olivier Giroud’s future remains in doubt, despite the recent contract extension, so if he can lead France to the UEFA 2020 European Championships this summer, who knows what might happen for him!
Billy Gilmour will get even more exposure of playing at a big tournament with Scotland, whilst Cesar Azpilicueta could look to try and lead Spain to competition success after doing it with Chelsea just last month.