Belgium: Michy Batshuayi, San Marino (10 October, Euro Qualifying) and Kazakhstan (13 October, Euro Qualifying)
It still feels weird that Chelsea only has one Belgian international player. Batshuayi has been showing flashes of brilliance in his appearances but for club and country he still has to settle for being the deputy. And because Roberto Martinez gives little regard to club teams, it is likely that Romelu Lukaku will play both matches even if he is recently coming off an injury. Batshuayi will probably get a cameo but a start seems a reach in the weird world of Martinez.
Croatia: Mateo Kovacic, Hungary (10 October, Euro Qualifying) and Wales (13 October, Euro Qualifying)
Kovacic returned from the last break almost as soon as he stepped off the plane. He has been dealing with that same injury since which has caused Frank Lampard to use him less in recent games. Still, he was called up to a Croatia side that probably does not need him and one that will run the risk of reaggravating his injury. Keep an eye on this one just to see if Kovacic can get through the break with his ankle intact.
Denmark: Andreas Christensen, Switzerland (12 October, Euro Qualifying) and Luxembourg (15 October, Friendly)
Christensen has been another player Lampard has been careful with since his injury. For the most part, the Dane seems okay but Chelsea has been right to be cautious. Christensen, unlike Kovacic, is likely okay to play and could do with the match minutes to regain his fitness. Denmark is still a bit unsure of the young Chelsea player but he could play both of these just as much as he could play neither.
Italy: Jorginho, Greece (12 October, Euro Qualifying) and Liechtenstein (15 October, Euro Qualifying)
The Italian National Team is still not where they were under Antonio Conte, but they are much closer now than ever. Quietly, Roberto Mancini has put together a run of victories that have been more routine than exciting. At the base of his midfield has been Jorginho who has slowly but surely grown into his role for the national team. He will be a key cog as Italy look to remind the world of who they are going into the Euros.
Spain: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Norway (12 October, Euro Qualifying) and Sweden (15 October, Euro Qualifying)
David De Gea has been on a bit of a run of form because Manchester United has forced him into action. Meanwhile, Arrizabalaga has struggled more in comparison when Chelsea’s defense has left him high and dry. Either could be seen as Spain’s first choice going into this break which surely means one will play in each match. These are two winnable games for Spain and neither keeper should really be tested much if they play.