Arriving fast on the back of a morale draining season, Chelsea players heading to Euro 2016 will be hoping to put this season firmly behind them before they put on their respective country’s shirts and head to France for this summer’s major tournament.
The tournament will kick off on 10th of July with host nation France playing against Romania.
From then until the final, football fans all over the world will be glued to their television screens to watch their favourite players in action.
Here are 5 Chelsea players that could play an important part:
Diego Costa – Spain
For a player who scored plenty of goals in the Premier League last season, this season has been a fairly disappointing one for the Spanish striker.
This season has been marred by injuries, controversies and suspensions for Costa, so he will be hoping to lay the foundation of next season with a commanding performance in France.
Eden Hazard – Belgium
From being the PFA Player of the Year in the 2014/15 season to practically being a passenger this time around, it is safe to assume that Hazard won’t dwell too much on this season’s performances.
Belgium, however, are the dark horses going into this competition, but you would think Hazard will have to be at his best if Belgium want to do justice to their (current) number 2 spot in the FIFA Rankings.
Gary Cahill – England
Ever since the arrival of Hiddink, playing time has been reduced for our Englishman making just 9 appearances since Jose was sacked in December.
However, if you think that lack of game time might hamper his chances of a spot at the Euros with England, a mere glance at the plans of Roy Hodgson should straighten your views.
Hodgson clearly holds Cahill in high regard and he is likely to form a pairing with Chris Smalling in the heart of England’s defence. Worth a goal for club and country too!
Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea
If there is one Chelsea player who seems to have benefited the most from the change of managers this season, it it is arguably Fabregas.
Of the 7 assists and 5 goals that he has contributed to Chelsea this season, all but 2 of those assists have come after Jose Mourinho was sacked.
Del Bosque will no doubt be hoping Cesc will bring the same form with him to the Spanish side in the summer.
Thibaut Courtois – Chelsea
There might be rumours that are linking Courtois to Real Madrid, Juventus and anyone else who will listen, but our Belgian stopper is still a Chelsea player for the time being.
Like Hazard, Courtois will be central to the plans of his country and manager.