Chelsea players star during international break

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Chelsea saw over 20 players leave on international duty last week with 18 going to represent senior nationals sides and rest going to youth teams. Here you can get an overview of the highlights from some of Chelsea's biggest talents and how their respective national teams got on.

Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois were unsurprising starters for Belgium against Wales while the former's younger brother, Thorgan, also earned a call up to Marc Wilmots' side.

Gary Cahill was the only Chelsea player to make it into Roy Hodgson's England side, but the reliable centre-back was one of the first names on the teamsheet for Saturday's tie against Slovenia.

Jose Mourinho was relieved to see struggling pair Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa left out of the Spain squad, but Cesar Azpilicueta was made available to Vicente del Bosque while Willan, Filipe Luis and Oscar went on Brazil's European tour.

On loan youngsters Patrick Bamford and Nathaniel Chalobah were called up to England's Under-21 squad. Both were given cameo roles off the bench and they have a chance of playing a more prominent role against France this week.

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England - Gary Cahill

Cahill player 90 minutes for England as the Three Lions won their fifth game in a row for the first time since 2006. It wasn't without its difficulties, however, as Slovenia took the lead before Wayne Rooney and a Danny Welbeck brace sealed the tie.

Serbia - Branislav Ivanovic & Nemanja Matic

Serbia were playing for the first time since their controversial abandoned game against Albania last month. Looking for their first win in the Euro 2016 qualifying Group I, they faced an improving Denmark side. They lost 3-1 with former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner scoring a brace.

Belgium - Thibaut Courtois & Eden Hazard

Thibaut Courtois did his job for the Red Devils when Wales came to play on Sunday night. The goalkeeper kept a clean sheet against the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, but Eden Hazard could not do his job at the other end. The game finished 0-0.

Czech Republic - Petr Cech

He may not be getting much game time at Stamford Bridge, but Petr Cech is still trusted for his national side. The goalkeeper wore the captain's armband as his country came from 1-0 down to beat Iceland 2-1 and maintain a 100 per cent win record in Group A.

Brazil - Filipe Luis, Oscar & Willian

Brazil travelled to Turkey on a whirlwind European tour as they continue to recover from their World Cup disappointment. Chelsea trio Filipe Luis, Oscar & Willian but only Luis completed the 90 minutes. Brazil went on to win 4-0 with a Neymar double easing their way to another victory.

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