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Chelsea players on international duty: Who, when, how to watch Saturday

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After the likes of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois made good account of themselves yesterday, let's see how Chelsea players fare in today's World Cup qualifiers.

One more week until proper football's back, until there, Here's what to watch for in senior international action on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

ENGLAND vs. Malta (World Cup 2018 qualifying)

When:  17:00 BST; 12pm EDT
Where:  Wembley Stadium, London, England
Who:  Gary Cahill (48)
How:  ITV 1 (UK); ESPN3 (USA); elsewhere

Trying to pick up the pieces after Big Sam's stat-perfect reign of about two months, England take on cupcakes Malta.  This one will get pretty lopsided, one would assume.

IVORY COAST vs. Mali (World Cup 2018 qualifying)

When:  19:00 BST; 2pm EDT
Where:  Stade de Bouaké, Bouaké, Ivory Coast
Who:  Victorien Angban (4)
How:  beIN Sports (USA); elsewhere

The mysterious loanee Angban might make an appearance as Cote D'Ivoire begin the third phase of their World Cup qualifying journey.

BURKINA FASO vs. South Africa (World Cup 2018 qualifying)

When:  19:00 BST; 2pm EDT
Where:  Stade du 4 Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Who:  Bertrand Traoré (25+)
How:  N/A; elsewhere

The Stallions have fallen on rougher times since being runners-up to Nigeria in the 2013 ACN.  Meanwhile, South Africa will be looking to qualify for their first World Cup since hosting in 2010.  Their group also includes Senegal, so it'll imperative for both teams to get off to a good start in this one.  Sadly, it would appear that it's not televised outside of the African continent.

Poland vs. DENMARK (World Cup 2018 qualifying)

When:  19:45 BST; 2:45pm EDT
Where:  Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland
Who:  Andreas Christensen (8)
How:  Sky Sports Red Button (UK); ESPN3 (USA); elsewhere

Lewandowski vs. Christensen.  Could be good.