Knock-out football will kick off soon at Euro 2020 and Chelsea are well represented across the remaining 16 countries.
In general, the tournament hasn’t set too many booby traps.
Hungary drawing with both France and Germany stick out as surprises, while Slovakia edging Poland could be viewed as a similar eyebrow raiser.
On the whole, however, every team expected to qualify from the group stages did exactly that.
That means members of the Stamford Bridge playing squad will feature heavily in the elimination phase.
Here’s a list of Chelsea players still in the tournament and when, where and what time their next games take place:
Saturday, 26 June: Wales vs Denmark (5pm, Amsterdam, Johan Cruyff Arena)
Wales and Denmark get the stage of no return under way.
Andreas Christensen’s rocket against Russia helped his nation to progress from their group and the defender is set to start at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday.
Ethan Ampadu may well have featured on the opposing side but his straight red card during Wales’ defeat to Italy means he’ll miss out.
Saturday, 26 June: Italy vs Austria (8pm, London, Wembley)
Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri
Italy topped their group with three straight wins and no goals conceded, launching them as Euro 2020 favourites.
At the centre of all those triumphs has been Jorginho. According to WhoScored.com, the midfielder has made more passes than any of his teammates.
Emerson Palmieri got a run-out during the Wales win but is more likely to be a substitute when they take on Austria.
Sunday, 27 June: Belgium vs Portugal (5pm, Seville, Estadio La Cartuja)
One of the tastiest looking match-ups of the round, neither Belgium nor Portugal will want to catch a flight home so early.
With so much firepower on display, the battle could be immense.
That means it’s likely Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi will have to watch on from the bench to begin with as former Blues hero Romelu Lukaku continues his fine form.
Monday, 28 June: Croatia vs Spain (5pm, Copenhagen, Parken Stadium)
Mateo Kovacic and Cesar Azpilicueta
Two Blues colleagues are set for a showdown on Monday as Spain and Croatia clash in Copenhagen. Both are likely to feature.
Mateo Kovacic is a regular for the Croats, while Cesar Azpilicueta started Spain’s 5-0 demolition of Slovakia yesterday.
Monday, 28 June: France vs Switzerland (8pm, Bucharest, National Arena)
N’Golo Kante, Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud
Two nations close to each other on a map but distinctly different in footballing culture, France and Switzerland should be an intriguing contest.
Le Blues arguably have the best squad in the competition, crowned by having Chelsea ace N’Golo Kante in midfield.
Olivier Giroud and Kurt Zouma add to Didier Deschamps star-studded group of internationals.
Tuesday, 29 June: England vs Germany (5pm, London, Wembley)
Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount, Reece James, Antonio Rudiger, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz
Saving the best ’til last, games between England and Germany usually go down in footballing history.
Especially for Blues fans this time with so much Chelsea talent on display.
Germany will include consistent starters Antonio Rudiger and Kai Havertz, while Timo Werner is likely to be used as an impact sub.
Gareth Southgate has a big call to make on two of his Chelsea trio as Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are currently self-isolating due to covid restrictions.
Their period of segregation ends on the morning of the Wembley battle.
As Mount and Chilwell are training away from the rest of the England squad, Reece James is the only one of the Blues trio that will definitely be ready for selection.
Billy Gilmour is the only member of Thomas Tuchel’s ensemble not to make it to the knock-outs after Scotland finished bottom of their group.