It was another busy day of international football, and it was thus another busy day for quite a few Chelsea players, including three who got on the scoresheet for their respective nations.
For Romelu Lukaku, earning his 100th cap for Belgium, that’s hardly news these days — it’s now 50 in his last 50 for the national team — as they beat the Czech Republic, 3-0. Lukaku got the ball rolling inside of 10 minutes, before Eden Hazard and Alexis Saelemaekers made sure of the points in the World Cup qualifying. Lukaku even picked up the assist on the latter’s goal.
Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Armando Broja is just getting started, opening his goal-scoring account for Albania in his 7th cap — and doing so in quite an impactful way, netting the last-minute winner in a 1-0 triumph over Hungary.
And let’s not forget about Timo Werner, who’s now scored two goals in two games for Germany during the break, finding the back of the net in a 6-0 win over Armenia. Antonio Rüdiger played the full 90 after getting a rest earlier in the week, but Kai Havertz missed out after some mild flu-like symptoms caused him to miss training the other day as well. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.
Elsewhere, Mason Mount and Reece James made an impact as England beat Andorra, 4-0, though with three of those goals coming after Mount’s introduction on the hour-mark. James started at right wing-back then switched to midfield, showing some of his versatility.
Jorginho, who missed another penalty, and Emerson both played the full game for Italy, who were held to another draw, this time by Switzerland, 0-0, but there was better news for César Azpilicueta, who captained Spain to a 4-0 win over Georgia.
Well done, all!