Callum Hudson-Odoi was the only Chelsea player in the starting lineup as England wrapped up Euro 2020 qualification with a straightforward 4-0 win in Kosovo. The Three Lions were already assured of a spot (and top seeding for the draw) in next summer’s tournament so manager Gareth Southgate rotated a few players from the comprehensive 7-0 demolition of Montenegro a few days prior.
Hudson-Odoi did not manage to get on the scoresheet in his 60 minutes of action, but Mason Mount did in just 20. The Chelsea midfielder was set up by Harry Kane in stoppage time for the last goal of the game, his first ever senior international goal.
By then, Mount had been joined by Chelsea teammate Fikayo Tomori on the pitch, who had replaced Trent Alexander-Arnold for his first ever senior international cap. Since it was a competitive appearance for Tomori, he is now no longer eligible for Nigeria or Canada.
Elsewhere, France finished up their qualification campaign with a 2-0 win over Albania. Olivier Giroud was the only Chelsea player to play — N’Golo Kanté and Kurt Zouma watched safely from the bench where they could not and did not get injured.
Meanwhile, yesterday in Group E, Ethan Ampadu played 87 minutes as Wales recorded a big win over Azerbaijan to keep hope alive for Euro 2020, and Mateo Kovačić played the final 15 minutes as Croatia sealed a place in the tournament with a 3-1 win over Slovakia. Wales play Hungary tomorrow (Tuesday) in a winner-take-all bout.