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Which FPL assets are away on international duty?

The Premier League is paused for two weeks due to the March internationals. With some of the key FPL assets will be aways on international duty, managers will be keeping a close eye on their fitness ahead of Gameweek 31.

After Sunday’s two games, there will be no Premier League action until 2nd April.

The international fixtures include a mix of World Cup qualifiers and friendlies, with most nations playing at least twice. As a result of all the travelling and extra game time, FPL managers will have a keen eye on how certain players fare. This is especially true if they arrive back at their clubs close to the Gameweek 31 deadline.

Club-by-club, here is a compilation of the players we (so far) know will be away on international duty:


The Gunners currently have 13 players travelling on International duty. Aaron Ramsdale has been called up for England even though he missed Gameweek 30 with a muscle injury. In form team mate Bukayo Saka will also be part of the England squad.

  • Belgium – Albert Sambi Lokonga
  • Brazil – Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel
  • Egypt – Mohamed Elneny
  • England – Bukayo Saka, Ben White, Emile Smith Rowe, Aaron Ramsdale
  • Ivory Coast – Nicolas Pepe
  • Norway – Martin Odegaard
  • Portugal – Cedric Soares
  • Scotland – Kieran Tierney
  • Switzerland – Granit Xhaka

Aston Villa

Aston Villa currently have 10 players travelling on International duty. Villa will have a number of assets heading out on long distance flights. These include Emi Beundia and Emi Martinez who will join up with Argentina, and Philippe Coutinho who is heading to play for Brazil.

  • Argentina – Emi Buendia, Emi Martinez
  • Brazil – Philippe Coutinho
  • Burkina Faso – Bertrand Traore
  • England – Tyrone Mings
  • France – Lucas Digne
  • Jamaica – Leon Bailey
  • Poland – Matty Cash
  • Scotland – John McGinn
  • Sweden – Robin Olsen


The London side have had eight players called up on international duty. Christian Eriksen has been called up for the Danish national team for the first time since his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. Eriksen however did miss Gameweek 30 through illness, so it remains to be seen if he will be able to join up on time.

  • Denmark – Christian Eriksen, Christian Norgaard, Mathias Jensen
  • Iran – Saman Ghoddos
  • Jamaica – Ethan Pinnock
  • Nigeria – Frank Onyeka
  • Norway – Kristoffer Ajer
  • Spain – David Raya


The Seagulls have had eight call ups for this round of international fixtures. These call ups are for key Brighton players, including goalkeeper Robert Sanchez and midfielder Yves Bissouma.

  • Argentina – Alexis Mac Allister
  • Belgium – Leandro Trossard
  • Ecuador – Moises Caicedo, Jeremy Sarmiento
  • Mali – Yves Bissouma
  • Poland – Jakub Moder
  • Republic of Ireland – Shane Duffy
  • Spain – Robert Sanchez


Burnley have had six requests for players to join up with their national teams. These include two call ups for Wales for Connor Roberts and Wayne Hennessey. Maxwell Cornet will meet up with the Ivory Coast for the first time since their involvement in the African Cup of Nations.

  • England – Nick Pope
  • Netherlands – Wout Weghorst
  • Ivory Coast – Maxwel Cornet
  • Republic of Ireland – Nathan Collins
  • Wales – Connor Roberts, Wayne Hennessey


The Blues have 14 players travelling on international duty. One of the biggest lists of call ups across the Premier League squads. Reece James has been included in the England squad, even though he is still recovering from his latest injury.

  • Brazil – Thiago Silva
  • Croatia – Mateo Kovacic
  • Denmark – Andreas Christensen
  • England – Reece James, Mason Mount
  • France – N’Golo Kante
  • Germany – Antonio Rudiger, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
  • Italy – Jorginho
  • Senegal – Edouard Mendy
  • Spain – Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta
  • USA – Christian Pulisic

Crystal Palace

FA Cup semi-finalists Palace have seven players going out on international duty. These include a call up for loanee Conor Gallagher as well as WIlf Zaha and Marc Guess who both scored in the cup.

  • Belgium – Christian Benteke
  • Denmark – Joachim Andersen
  • England – Conor Gallagher, Marc Guehi
  • Ghana – Jordan Ayew
  • Ivory Coast – Wilfried Zaha
  • Senegal – Cheikhou Kouyate


Frank Lampard will have just five of his Everton squad out on International duty over the next two weeks. England goalkeeper was back in the starting XI for Everton in their FA Cup defeat by Palace. He had previously missed Everton’s Gameweek 29 fixture against Newcastle.

  • Brazil – Richarlison
  • England – Jordan Pickford
  • Nigeria – Alex Iwobi
  • Republic of Ireland – Seamus Coleman
  • Venezuela – Salomon Rondon


New manager Jessie Marsch will be missing just four of his players during this international break. Winger Raphinha however missed Gameweek 30 after testing positive for Covid 19. It remains to be seen whether he can travel to join up with the Brazilian national team.

  • Brazil – Raphinha
  • Germany – Robin Koch
  • Northern Ireland – Stuart Dallas
  • Wales – Daniel James


The Foxes have had six call ups for this International break. Wilfred Ndidi has been called up for Nigeria, although he currently has a knee injury which kept him out of Gameweek 30.

  • Belgium – Youri Tielemans
  • Denmark – Kasper Schmeichel, Jannik Vestergaard
  • Nigeria – Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho
  • Senegal – Nampalys Mendy


Like Chelsea, Liverpool have had 14 players called up for international duty for their national teams. Mane will join up with Senegal for the first time since they won the African Cup of Nations earlier this year.

  • Belgium – Divock Origi
  • Brazil – Alisson, Fabinho
  • Colombia – Luis Diaz
  • Egypt – Mohamed Salah
  • England – Jordan Henderson
  • Greece – Kostas Tsimikas
  • Guinea – Naby Keita
  • Netherlands – Virgil van Dijk
  • Japan – Takumi Minamino
  • Portugal – Diogo Jota
  • Republic of Ireland – Caoimhin Kelleher
  • Scotland – Andrew Robertson
  • Senegal – Saido Mane

Man City

There are 12 players going out on international duty from Manchester City for this set of fixtures. Four of the City assets will be together as part of the England squad.

  • Algeria – Riyad Mahrez
  • Brazil – Ederson
  • England – Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling, John Stones
  • Germany – Ilkay Gundogan
  • Netherlands – Nathan Ake
  • Portugal – Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva
  • Spain – Aymeric Laporte
  • USA – Zack Steffen

Man United

Meanwhile, on the other side of Manchester 15 players will be released on international duty for the March fixtures. United will have three players away with Portugal, including Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Argentina – Alejandro Garnacho
  • Brazil – Alex Telles, Fred
  • England – Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw
  • France – Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba
  • Ivory Coast – Eric Bailly
  • Portgual – Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot
  • Scotland – Scott McTominay
  • Sweden – Anthony Elanga, Victor Lindelof
  • Uruguay – Edinson Cavani


The Magpie’s will release five players to their national teams for this round of international fixtures. New signing Bruno Guimaraes will be part of the Brazilian squad for their fixtures.

  • Brazil – Bruno Guimaraes
  • Paraguay – Miguel Almiron
  • Slovakia – Martin Dubravka
  • Sweden – Emil Krafth
  • Switzerland – Fabian Schar


Bottom of the table Norwich have had nine players called up on international duty. These include loanee Billy Gilmour, as well as club veterans Teemu Pukki and Tim Krul.

  • Finland – Teemu Pukki
  • Netherlands – Tim Krul
  • Kosovo – Milot Rashica
  • Norway – Mathias Normann
  • Poland – Przemysław Płacheta
  • Scotland – Grant Hanley, Billy Gilmour, Kenny McLean
  • Turkey – Ozan Kabak


The Saints have released seven players to join up with their international teams, including James Ward-Prowse. The Southampton captain will join up with England for their fixtures.

  • Albania – Armando Broja
  • England – James Ward-Prowse
  • Mali – Moussa Djenepo
  • Norway – Mohamed Elyounoussi
  • Poland – Jan Bednarek
  • Scotland – Stuart Armstrong, Che Adams


Spurs have 13 players going away on international duty. These call ups included England captain Harry Kane, as well as French captain Hugo Lloris.

  • Argentina – Cristian Romero
  • Colombia – Davinson Sanchez
  • Denmark – Pierre Emile Hojbjerg
  • England – Harry Kane
  • France – Hugo Lloris
  • Netherlands – Steven Bergwijn
  • Italy – Pierluigi Gollini
  • Republic of Ireland – Matt Doherty
  • South Korea – Son Heung-Min
  • Sweden – Dejan Kulusevski
  • Uruguay – Rodrigo Bentancur
  • Wales – Ben Davies, Joe Rodon


The Hornett’s have received call ups for eight of their players ahead of the March internationals. These call ups include one for Ismaila Sarr who is currently suffering with a hamstring injury.

  • Ivory Coast – Hassane Kamara
  • Morocco – Adam Masina, Imran Louza
  • Nigeria – William Troost-Ekong, Peter Etebo
  • Northern Ireland – Craig Cathcart
  • Norway – Josh King
  • Senegal – Ismaila Sarr

West Ham

Declan Rice is one of seven players from West Ham who will be playing for their countries in the march internationals.

  • Algeria – Said Benrahma
  • Argentina – Manuel Lanzini
  • Croatia – Nikola Vlasic
  • Czech Republic – Tomas Soucek, Alex Kral
  • England – Declan Rice
  • France – Alphonse Areola


After his red card in Gameweek 30 Raul Jimenez will be joining Mexico on international duty for this set of fixtures. He is one of eight Wolves players to have received a call up.

  • Belgium – Leander Dendoncker
  • England – Conor Coady
  • Ivory Coast – Willy Boly
  • Mexico – Raul Jimenez
  • Morocco – Romain Saiss
  • Portugal – Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho
  • South Korea – Hwang Hee-chan

The Premier League announced more Double Gameweeks on Tuesday. We have looked at the best ways for FPL managers to navigate the upcoming Gameweeks. We have also, taken a look at the best differentials for a Gameweek 31 Wildcard.

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