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Chelsea players in World Cup 2018 qualifying: Who, when, how to watch this week

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International football’s back, and there was not much rejoicing

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In this football desert known as the first international break, here comes the oasis of World Cup qualifiers. Usually, these turn out to be nothing but mirages of proper football, but every once in a while, you end up with something watchable.

Here’s how to watch Chelsea players in action over the next few days (Sunday — Tuesday) as World Cup 2018 qualifying gets underway in the European region.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Slovakia vs. ENGLAND

When: 17:00 BST; 12pm EDT
Where: Štadión Antona Malatinského, Trnava, Slovakia
Who: Gary Cahill (47)
How: ITV 1 (UK); ESPN3 (USA); elsewhere

DENMARK vs. Armenia

When: 17:00 BST; 12pm EDT
Where: Telia Parken, København, Denmark
Who: Andreas Christensen (7)
How: Fox Sports 2 (USA); elsewhere

CZECH REPUBLIC vs. Northern Ireland

When: 19:45 BST; 2:45pm EDT
Where: Generali Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Who: Tomáš Kalas (4)
How: Sky Sports 2 (UK); ESPN3 (USA); elsewhere


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

SERBIA vs. Ireland

When: 19:45 BST; 2:45pm EDT
Where: Stadion Rajko Mitić, Belgrade, Serbia
Who: Branislav Ivanović (87)
How: Sky Sports 2 (UK); ESPN3 (USA); elsewhere

SPAIN vs. Liechtenstein

When: 19:45 BST; 2:45pm EDT
Where: Estadio Municipal Reino de León, León, Spain
Who: César Azpilicueta (17), Diego Costa (11)
How: Fox Sports 1 (USA); elsewhere


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Cyprus vs. BELGIUM

When: 19:45 BST; 2:45pm EDT
Where: Neo GSP, Nicosía, Cyprus
Who: Eden Hazard (71), Thibaut Courtois (44), Michy Batshuayi (7)
How: Sky Sports 3 (UK); Fox Soccer Plus (USA); elsewhere

Belarus vs. FRANCE

When: 19:45 BST; 2:45pm EDT
Where: Borisov Arena, Borisov, Belarus
Who: N’Golo Kanté (9)
How: Sky Sports 2 (UK); Fox Sports 2 (USA); elsewhere

BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA vs. Estonia

When: 19:45 BST; 2:45pm EDT
Where: Stadion Bilino Polje, Zenica, Bosnia
Who: Asmir Begović (50)
How: Fox Soccer 2Go (USA); elsewhere

Switzerland vs. PORTUGAL

When: 19:45 BST; 2:45pm EDT
Where: St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
Who: Eduardo (36)
How: Sky Sports 1 (UK); Fox Sports 1 (USA); elsewhere

BRAZIL vs. COLOMBIA

When: 8:45pm EDT; 01:45 BST (next day)
Where: Arena da Amazônia, Manaus, Brazil
Who: Willian (39) vs. Juan Cuadrado (57)
How: beIN Sports (USA); elsewhere

JAMAICA vs. Haiti

When: 9:30pm EDT; 02:30 BST (next day)
Where: Independence Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Who: Michael Hector (18)
How: N/A