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Chelsea Internationals This Week - Players & Schedule

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12:  Ashley Cole of England reacts to victory after the international friendly match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on November 12, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: Ashley Cole of England reacts to victory after the international friendly match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on November 12, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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I was going to write all of this up with flowery prose, but there doesn't seem to be to be too much point. Here's a list of the Chelsea players (including loanees) on international duty this week:

  • Nathan Ake, Netherlands u17 (vs. Belgium u17. Weds, Feb 29)
  • Patrick Bamford, England u19 (vs. Czech Republic u19. Tues, Feb 28, 7:30 PM GMT)
  • Jeffrey Bruma, Netherlands (at England. Weds, Feb 29, 8:00 PM GMT)
  • Gary Cahill, England (vs. Netherlands. Weds, Feb 29, 8:00 PM GMT)
  • Petr Cech, Czech Republic (at Ireland. Weds, Feb 29, 7:45 PM GMT)
  • Nathaniel Chabolah, England u19 (vs. Czech Republic u19. Tues, Feb 28, 7:30 PM GMT)
  • Ashley Cole, England (vs. Netherlands. Weds, Feb 29, 8:00 PM GMT)
  • Thibaut Courtois, Belgium (at Greece. Weds, Feb 29, 7:30 PM GMT)
  • David Luiz, Brazil (vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina [in Switzerland]. Tues, Feb 28, 7:00 PM GMT)
  • Kevin de Bruyne, Belgium (at Greece. Weds, Feb 29, 7:30 PM GMT)
  • Branislav Ivanovic, Serbia (at Cyprus. Weds, Feb 29, 2:00 PM GMT)
  • Gael Kakuta, France u21 (vs. Italy u21. Tues, Feb 28, 7:45 PM GMT)
  • Tomas Kalas, Czech Republic u21 (at Romania u21. Weds, Feb 29)
  • Salomon Kalou, Ivory Coast (vs. Guinea. Weds, Feb 29)
  • Todd Kane, England u19 (vs. Czech Republic u19. Tues, Feb 28, 7:30 PM GMT)
  • Romelu Lukaku, Belgium (at Greece. Weds, Feb 29, 7:30 PM GMT)
  • Florent Malouda, France (at Germany. Weds, Feb 29, 7:45 PM GMT)
  • Juan Mata, Spain (vs. Venezuela. Weds, Feb 29, 8:30 PM GMT)
  • Josh McEachran, England u21 (vs. Belgium u21. Weds, Feb 29, 6:00 PM GMT)
  • Raul Meireles, Portugal (at Poland. Weds, Feb 29, 7:45 PM GMT)
  • Daniel Sturridge, England (vs. Netherlands. Weds, Feb 29, 8:00 PM GMT)
  • Rhys Taylor, Wales u21 (vs. Andorra u21 [in England]. Weds, Feb 29, 4:00 PM GMT)
  • Patrick van Aanholt, Netherlands u21 (at Scotland u21. Weds, Feb 29, 5:30 PM GMT)

I'm not entirely sure why Ramires isn't with Brazil, but he'll sit round of fixtures out. So too will Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba, with the latter nursing a knee injury picked up against Bolton. John Terry is, of course a long-term absentee for England thanks to his knee problem.