WITH the World Cup just around the corner, managers have started to announce their squads travelling to Qatar.
It was likely to have been more if Reece James and Ben Chilwell had been fit. But the pair’s injuries have ruled them out of Southgate’s plans.
N’golo Kante would almost definitely have played for France too, but he will remain in London as he recovers from a hamstring injury.
SunSport have taken a look at all the Chelsea players who will feature in Qatar.
They will be joined by the less experienced Conor Gallagher who has just four international appearances under his belt.
Veteran defender Thiago Silva is expected to not only play, but may captain his nation in Qatar, with over 100 caps to his name.
Blues midfielder Matteo Kovacic is predicted to slip in alongside Luka Modric in his country’s bid to go one step further than 2018’s final.
Hakim Ziyech has been called up for his country after retiring from international duty last year, following a row with former manager Vahid Halilhodzic.
The winger has fallen out of favour under Graham Potter, and will look to use the tournament as a springboard to rejuvenate his career.
Chelsea star Kai Havertz has become one of the first names on Germany’s team sheet, competing in the last seven consecutive tournaments for his country.
Having only made one appearance since moving to West London on transfer deadline day, Denis Zakaria will be hoping to make his mark in Qatar, with many Chelsea fans watching on.
Christian Pulisic has become his country’s main man under Gregg Berhalter. And England fans can expect to come across him when the sides meet in Group B.
England will also face Ethan Ampadu, who is currently on loan in Italy, and has been selected for Rob Page’s side.
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