Five Chelsea stars who could shine in Brazil

Andre Schurrle Germany

With the World Cup approaching we look at the five Chelsea players who could make the biggest splash in Brazil.

With this summer’s World Cup tournament rapidly approaching, club fans will be turning to events in Brazil in order to see their side’s best players in international action.

Despite ending the latest campaign trophy-less, Chelsea have a wealth of representatives in football's greatest competition, the majority of whom will be given the opportunity to impress over the coming weeks.

Here we pinpoint the five Blues who could make the biggest splash in this year’s competition.

Oscar – Brazil

Oscar will star in the number 10 role for this summer’s home nation, occupying a central position behind veteran striker Fred.

He has played his way into Luiz Felipe Scolari’s starting XI and will be integral to the coach’s plans over the years. The 22-year-old was an important member of the Brazil squad that won the Confederations Cup in 2013 and he will play a similar role this time round.

Eden Hazard - Belgium

Chelsea's Player of the Year will be Belgium's biggest threat and has the potential to be one of the stars of the summer tournament.

The 23-year-old has dazzled Premier League fans with his incredible ability throughout the season and he’ll be looking to Brazil to further boost his acclaim as the best young player in the world.

Andre Schurrle – Germany

With this year’s Germany side lacking in out-and-out strikers, Schurrle could be afforded the opportunity to impress up top. He is far from assured of a starting place, but don't be surprised to see him make an impact.

He is has proven himself as a scorer of crucial goals for both club and country and he’ll be looking to add to his season total of eight strikes.

Christian Atsu – Ghana

Christian Atsu was immediately loaned out to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem upon arrival at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea fans should be able to get their first proper look at the young winger as Ghana look to qualify from Group G.

He scored a hat-trick against a locally selected team last Friday, as he put in a man-of-the-match performance for his national side.

John Obi Mikel – Nigeria

Restricted to a defensive-midfield role at Chelsea, John Obi Mikel is a different player when given the licence to attack for Nigeria.

He may well be on his way out of Stamford Bridge, but the World Cup will give him a final chance to impress the Chelsea fans. The 27-year-old will be instrumental to the Eagles chances of qualifying from Group F.

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