There will be a lot of Chelsea players in Russia when the World Cup kickoffs. Only a few will be representing their countries when the respective National Anthems are played.
Brazil: Willian is guaranteed to make the Brazil World Cup squad if he remains fit while David Luiz will need to force his way back into the Brazil team after being frozen out in recent games.
Germany: Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger would be heading to the World Cup with Germany. He was also part of the Germany team that won the Confederations Cup during the summer.
Belgium: Thibaut Courtois is Belgium’s number one goalkeeper and is certain to make the plane. Hazard, Belgium’s captain and best player, is also certain to make the team. Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi would also make the Belgium squad for the World Cup.
Spain: Cesar Azpilicueta and Pedro are certain of their places in Spain’s World Cup squad. Marcos Alonso is yet to make his international debut despite his excellent performances for Chelsea while Cesc Fabregas has been frozen out of the Spain squad. Both Fabregas and Alonso could possibly make the Spain team if they continue to impress for Chelsea.
Nigeria: Victor Moses is certain to make Nigeria’s squad for the 2018 World Cup. Ola Aina, currently on loan at Hull City and Kenneth Omeruo, currently on loan at Kasimpasa in Turkey, should also make the team for Nigeria.
France: N’Golo Kante is certain of making the France squad for the World Cup. Tiemoue Bakayoko wasn’t happy after recently failing to make the France squad but he has a shot of making the squad for the World Cup if he continues to impress for Chelsea. Kurt Zouma, currently on loan at Stoke City, has an outside shot of making the squad.
England: Gary Cahill is certain to make the squad for the World Cup. Danny Drinkwater, who has recently returned from an injury, will have to become a regular at Chelsea to have a chance of making England’s World Cup team. Tammy Abraham and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both made their international debuts and have an outside shot of making England’s World Cup team.
Denmark: Denmark sealed their place in next summer’s World Cup after a 5-1 win over Ireland on Tuesday night with Andreas Christensen playing a huge role in Denmark’s goal. Christensen is sure of making Denmark’s squad for the World Cup.
Croatia: 22-year-old Mario Pasalic, currently on loan at Spartak Moscow in Russia, should make Croatia’s World Cup team.