By Conor Laird
Published: July 4, 2021 8:14 pm
Last Updated: July 4, 2021 8:22 pm
Premier League giants Chelsea are guaranteed to have at least one player present at the Euro 2020 winners’ ceremony.
The 2nd and final pair of European Championship quarter-final fixtures of course played out last night.
The first saw Denmark, courtesy of strikes from Thomas Delaney and Kasper Dolberg, send the Czech Republic packing, on the back of 2-1 win in Baku.
Next up was the most one-sided outing of the final-8, which saw England’s march towards the finale carry on, following a 4-0 drubbing of Ukraine.
Sterling >>>> Kane ⚽
What a ball! What a start for England!
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) July 3, 2021
Friday, meanwhile, opened with a Spanish penalty shootout victory over plucky Switzerland, before a rampant Italy got the better of world no.1 Belgium, owing to goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne.
Blues eyeing glory
As such, the Euro 2020 semi-final line-up looks as follows:
Tuesday July 6th: Italy vs Spain/Wednesday July 7th: England vs Denmark
And, as outlined above, across the final four nations in the competition, one common theme exists – the presence of at least one player currently plying their club trade with Premier League giants Chelsea.
England boast a trio of Blues, in the form of Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Mason Mount, with Italy next on the list, through Emerson and Jorginho.
Spain and Denmark, meanwhile, have benefitted from defensive contributions on the part of key members of Thomas Tuchel’s squad, in the form of Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen respectively.
As such, with Chelsea having also clinched Champions League glory late in May, the Pensioners are now guaranteed to boast at least one double European champion come the summer’s end.
At least one Chelsea player will have won both the Champions League and Euros this season:
🇮🇹 Jorginho & Emerson
🏴 Mount, Chilwell & James pic.twitter.com/c62sLb351d
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) July 4, 2021
Chelsea transfer news – Emerson and Alonso offered to Roma, Bakayoko extends contract, Haaland deal “really complicated”
Football Live streaming: Featured matches on July 2
|How to Watch|
Chelsea betting odds, next game:
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers
Chelsea’s latest videos
Gilmour’s Overhead Kick 😱 Giroud Gets Press-Up Forfeit! | Chelsea Unseen | Tuchel’s drills
Go behind-the-scenes at Cobham and see the best of the wonderful and sometimes weird…
Testing Werner’s British Slang & Chelsea Knowledge 🤣| Timo Werner’s Pub Quiz
To celebrate the partial reopening of pubs in England to enjoy a football-filled summer,…
Premier League table
|4||West Ham United||0||0||0|
|19||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||0||0|
|Player||Team||Red Cards||Yellow Cards|
- Cameroon frees several hundred hostages from Boko Haram
- Klopp provides positive Jordan Henderson update ahead of Liverpool vs Southampton
- With parliament dissolved, government foes march in Haiti’s capital demanding president quit
- Palestinian fatally stabs Israeli at gas station as violence surges ahead of Kerry’s visit
- Coronavirus: Should I start taking vitamin D?
- Liverpool transfer news: Reds could miss out on Donyell Malan, Piotr Zielinski & Real Madrid winger linked