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Christensen hits Denmark milestone; Mendy, Kovačić, Gilmour also on winning sides

Tuesday internationals

Denmark v Israel - World Cup Qualfication Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images

An easy 5-0 win Den-marked Andreas Christensen’s 50th international cap, as the Euro 2020 semifinalists easily swept aside Israel last night in World Cup qualifying. It was a third clean sheet for the Danes in the three games during this international break, with the Chelsea man playing all 270 minutes.

From a strictly Chelsea perspective, that heavy load is not necessarily a good thing for us going forward given our busy fixture list, but for the 25-year-old personally, it’s certainly a nice run, and a chance to maintain his stellar form.

Austria v Scotland - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Photo by Christian Hofer/Getty Images

Speaking of fine form, young Billy Gilmour continues to impress at every turn, with the latest coming for Scotland in their 1-0 win over Austria. Gilmour was only replaced for the final few minutes, earning plenty of plaudits once again.

Elsewhere, Mateo Kovačić played 75 minutes as Croatia beat neighbors Slovenia, 3-0 (former Chelsea loanee Mario Pašalić on the scoresheet), and Édouard Mendy came up big a couple times as Senegal beat Congo DR with two late goals, 3-1. Mendy kept Senegal in it early, only conceding from the penalty spot just before half-time.

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