Blue Mondays: More International Success

An update on a successful first half of the international break which saw N’Golo Kanté clinch yet another European honour.

Written by @ArmadilloBlue1

Edited by Ryan Bellenie @BellenieSport

Wednesday October 6th:

The first Nations League semi-final saw Spain defeat Italy with five Chelsea players on show.

Blues skipper César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso both performed well for Spain whist Emerson and Jorghino was a part of the Italy side that finally tasted defeat after an impressive 37-game unbeaten run.

Thursday October 7th:

The second semi-final saw Romelu Lakaku score for Belgium in a 3-2 defeat against France. He was not alone in netting on that day as Conor Gallagher was on the scoresheet for the England U21s in a 2-2 draw.

Saturday October 9th:

Saturday saw yet more internationals and a couple of goals for Chelsea players. Both Ben Chilwell and Armando Broja were on target for their countries in wins as part of the latest round of World Cup Qualifiers.

Sunday October 10th:

The weekend was rounded off with the final two games of the Nations League, with the final and match for third place both being played in Italy.

In the first game, Emerson and Jorginho clinched third place in Turin against a Romelu Lukaku-less Belgium. In his place was Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi, who started for the Red Devils in their 2-1 defeat.

The final later took place, with César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso both on the wrong side of a 2-1 defeat against France.

Despite not being a part of the matchday squad, N’Golo Kanté will receive a medal for his earlier contributions in the competition.

Ballon d’Or Nominees:

Chelsea prove that they are now a force in both the male and female leagues as they have 10 nominees for the top award in the respective games, having an impressive five in both categories.


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