Kante, Giroud and Kovacic among the Chelsea players involved at international level

Kovacic was replaced by former Blues man Mario Pasalic with seven minutes left on the clock. Croatia reached the final of the last World Cup and will be hoping to pick up points in consecutive home games against Cyprus and Malta.

Ethan Ampadu, currently on loan at Sheffield United, played the whole game as Wales squandered an early lead away at Belgium, losing 3-1 to the Red Devils.