Which of Chelsea’s Players Will Be at the Euros in Germany?

UEFA Euro 2024 logoEuro 2024 takes place between 14th June and 14th July, 2024 and fans of England, Scotland and all the other nations will be dreaming of glory. For some, glory will remain just a dream, whilst for others, hopes are far more realistic. Some supporters, however, have relatively little interest in the fortunes of the national team and simply view such events as an unwanted distraction from club football. However, like it or not, there is major club action taking place over the summer – certainly not involving Chelsea.

We do, however, have many Blues in action in Germany. You don’t spend £26 gazillion, or whatever it is that Todd Boehly and co have splashed at the Bridge, and not get at least a few decent international players in the squad. So, whether you can’t wait for the Euros to start, or can’t wait for it to finish – and the new Premier League campaign to begin – here is a full list of all the Chelsea players who will be lining up at the 2024 European Championship in Germany.

Squads Finalised

UEFA have allowed an expanded squad of 26 for this tournament, with nations given until the 7th of June to name a group of at least 23 players. Now we know who’ll be in Germany we can provide full info on which Chelsea players have made the grade. Note, however, that this could change based on any transfer activity, though deals are unlikely to be made whilst the tournament is taking place.

Palmer & Gallagher – England Blues

Chelsea have two representatives who will hope to finally bring football “home” by helping England to glory in Germany.

Cole Palmer

Cole Palmer
Cole Palmer (Patryk Antkiewicz | Flickr)

Gareth Southgate could not ignore the sensational form of Cole Palmer and the youngster looks likely to get plenty of game time at Euro 2024. He might not have done enough to guarantee a start, with the Three Lions so strong in the areas just behind Harry Kane, but barring injury we can see him having an impact off the bench – at least. Palmer is a rare hit in the transfer market for the club, with the Mancunian bought from champions Man City for a fee of £40m that already looks like a real bargain.

Palmer, who can operate anywhere in the front three behind Kane, netted an incredible 22 goals from just 34 Premier League appearances. He also provided 11 assists, giving him a goal involvement almost every game on average. He missed few big chances and scored a perfect nine out of nine penalties, something which could be required in Germany.

Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher
Conor Gallagher (Ardfern | Wikipedia)

Palmer is joined by Conor Gallagher, who, at the time of writing at least, remains a Blue. Gallagher is highly unlikely to start but may be used off the bench, though we suspect a more defensive option is likely to be preferred. That said, if England’s forward line misfires, Gallagher could be used in his preferred advanced role, though that is still likely to be as a sub.

Cucurella in Spanish Squad

Marc Cucurella
Marc Cucurella (Soccer.ru | Wikipedia.org)

The jury is still out as far as Marc Cucurella’s career at the Bridge and he has certainly not proved a huge hit thus far after the club paid a massive £62m (including potential add-ons) for him. Brighton appear, for now at least, to have got the better part of that deal, although there were some signs the full-back was settling in towards the end of the season.

Luis de la Fuente, the Spain boss and himself a former left-back, named Cucurella in the squad but the former Brighton man made his debut for his nation back in 2021. He has just four caps to his name though, with two of those coming in Spain’s last three matches. He was brought off at half-time last time out, being replaced by Alex Grimaldo. The Leverkusen man, superb for the Germans last term, is likely to be first choice, so the Chelsea player may have to bide his time.

Mudryk Among Ukraine Hopefuls

Mykhailo Mudryk
Mykhailo Mudryk (@8Dodo8 | Wikipedia)

Mykhailo Mudryk is another yet to prove his worth for Chelsea but it is clearly difficult coming to a new country and culture at a young age, let alone doing so when your country, including friends and family no doubt, is fighting a war. The former Shakhtar star has shown plenty of pace, skill and potential, without fully delivering. However, like Cucurella, he certainly improved as the campaign went on.

Signed in January 2023 for a massive £89m if all add-ons are triggered, he was brilliant on his debut but then failed to score until his 24th appearance for the club. In the 2023/24 campaign, he managed five goals and two assists from 31 PL appearances and we expect there is much more to come from the 23-year-old.

Ukraine face Romania first up in Germany and Mudryk should start. With Slovakia and Belgium also in the group, there is every chance that Ukraine might progress to the next round and we’re sure that all Chelsea fans will be keeping at least half an eye on Mudryk.

Serbia Stopped Petrović Unlikely to Feature

Djordje Petrovic
Djordje Petrovic (Image thanks to ChelseaFC.com)

Chelsea’s fifth and final representative at Euro 2024 is Serbia goalkeeper, Đorđe Petrović. Signed in the summer of 2023 for around £14m, the keeper will turn 25 in October and has looked like a decent signing for the club. He started 23 times in the Premier League last term, keeping five clean sheets. He did, however, make two errors leading to goals, and will face a battle with Robert Sanchez for the starting role next term.

Serbia, who open their tournament against England and will also play Slovenia and Denmark, prefer Spanish-born Vanja Milinković-Savić. The giant Torino man, who stands 6ft 8in tall, seems likely to start, although the more experienced Predrag Rajković may get the nod, and is also ahead of Petrović in the pecking order. Rajković boasts 32 caps, with Milinković-Savić 19 and Petrović just three.