Thorgan Hazard joins four other Chelsea players in the Belgian national team

Christof Koepsel

It will be the first senior callup for the younger Hazard, who will be joined by plenty of Chelsea teammates.

Five Chelsea players have been named to the Belgian national team for their upcoming matches against the United States and Serbia. Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, and Romelu Lukaku have all been named by Marc Wilmots for the May 29 and June 5 games. The callup is the first for the younger Hazard brother, the full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Simon Mignolet (Sunderland/ENG), Jean-Francois Gillet (Torino/ITA), Koen Casteels (Hoffenheim/GER)

Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Ajax/NED), Daniel Van Buyten (Bayern Munich/GER), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham/ENG), Thomas Vermaelen (Arsenal/ENG), Guillaume Gillet (Anderlecht), Laurent Ciman (Standard Liege), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City/ENG), Nicolas Lombaerts (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Sebastien Pocognoli (Hanover/GER)

Midfielders: Timmy Simons (Nuremberg/GER), Marouane Fellaini (Everton/ENG), Steven Defour (Porto/POR), Thorgan Hazard (Zulte Waregem), Axel Witsel (Zenit St Petersburg/RUS), Moussa Dembele (Tottenham/ENG), Nacer Chadli (Twente/NED)

Forwards: Romelu Lukaku (WBA/ENG), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/ENG), Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen/GER), Maxime Lestienne (FC Bruges), Dries Mertens (PSV/NED), Christian Benteke (Aston Villa/ENG), Jelle Vossen (Genk), Kevin Mirallas (Everton/ENG)

While 4 of the 5 are regulars and will likely all be involved in the World Cup Qualifier against Serbia, the inclusion of the younger Hazard is probably a bit of a surprise. He's had a sensational season, but will probably have his work cut out for him to make the 18-man squad for the World Cup qualifier.

It's also interesting to note he's listed as a midfielder. He's played deeper this season than wither of Eden or De Bruyne, but I'd still certainly call him a forward. He does have a skillset that would lead me to believe he could play deeper though, so it will be fun to see what Wilmots does with him if he ends up on the pitch.

Regardless, it's good to see some of Chelsea's youngsters getting recognized for their fantastic work on loan this year. Hopefully we'll be seeing all five Belgians involved with the Chelsea first team this summer.

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