With the international break over, the premier league is around the corner again.
Several nations have taken giant steps towards qualifying for Euro 2024, while England also triumphed over Scotland, thanks to Jude BellinghamMasterclass, during a friendly match on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the oldest international football match.
However, only one of his Three Lions teammates made it Couch Score‘s highest-rated Premier League players’ XI, based on their performances for their country.
Here, Sports Mail reveals who else made the cut…
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Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka (Slovakia) – 7.25
Despite his lack of playing time with Newcastle, Martin Dubravka remains Slovakia’s first choice goalkeeper and has played in their last two matches.
He couldn’t prevent Bruno Fernandes from securing a narrow 1-0 victory for Portugal last Friday, but he kept a clean sheet against Liechtenstein.
Martin Dubravka found himself at war with Cristiano Ronaldo on duty in Slovakia
Right back: Kyle Walker (England) – 7.55
It may have taken him 77 caps, but Kyle Walker finally managed to take off for England in the goals department after scoring in the draw against Ukraine.
Fresh from his labyrinthine run and neat finish near the post, the full-back then impressed against Scotland yesterday and played the full 90 minutes north of the border.
Walker scored his first goal for the Three Lions and earned his side a 1-1 draw against Ukraine.
Central defender: Cristian Romero (Argentina) – 7.60
Two matches, two starts, two clean sheets.
It was an exceptional break from Tottenham for Cristian Romero with Argentina, who brushed aside Ecuador and Bolivia in World Cup qualifying.
Cristian Romero led Argentina to two consecutive victories and two clean sheets to boot
Central defender: Ben Davies (Wales) – 7.35
Slowly but surely, Wales appear to be finding their feet under Rob Page, thanks in part to their crucial new defensive solidity this month.
Ben Davies was an integral part of that and helped his country draw 0-0 against a brilliant South Korean side before a 2-0 win over Latvia kept their Euro 2024 dream alive.
Ben Davies helped Wales to two clean sheets as they looked to find their feet
Left back: Diogo Dalot (Portugal) – 7.65
It’s just as well that Diogo Dalot put in a solid performance at left-back in Portugal’s 9-0 demolition of Luxembourg, because Manchester United need him there too.
He was rarely tested but acquitted himself superbly and helped the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Goncalo Ramos and Diogo Jota run wild in the Algarve.
Diogo Dalot impressed at left-back against Luxembourg to give Manchester United boost
Central midfielder: Christian Eriksen (Denmark) – 8.75
Christian Eriksen put the icing on the cake after scoring Denmark’s final goal in their 4-0 win over San Marino, a result which took them closer to Euro 2024.
He also played a crucial role in their victory in Finland the following match, after dictating the pace in an advanced role and laying the foundations for a last-minute winner.
Christian Eriksen scored Denmark’s final goal in the 4-0 win over San Marino Minnows.
Central midfielder: Rodri (Spain) – 8.15
Slightly overshadowed by his pivot partner in this XI, Rodri diligently held the fort during Spain’s drubbing of minnows Georgia and Cyprus.
Although he may not have scored, he set up Ferran Torres’ sixth goal in their sixth qualifying match and once again stood out for his metronomic qualities.
Rodri held strong for Spain in comprehensive victories over Georgia and Cyprus.
Right winger: Dejan Kulusevski (Sweden) – 8.20
Dejan Kulusevski, a man reborn at Tottenham this season, scored in Sweden’s 5-0 win over Estonia and also set up Robin Quaison for his fourth goal.
He was, however, unable to achieve a similar feat in the 3-1 defeat to Austria, although that did not prevent him from losing a place in that team.
Dejan Kulusevski has picked up where he left off with Spurs after scoring for Sweden this month.
Attacking midfielder: Bruno Fernandes (Portugal) – 9.05
Is there any real surprise that Bruno Fernandes is the highest rated player here?
After all, the playmaker scored the winner against Slovakia in Portugal’s opener before scoring and assisting again against Luxembourg.
Bruno Fernandes earned Sofascore’s highest rating after his exploits for Portugal
Left winger: Ivan Perisic (Croatia) – 7.90
The international break went smoothly for Croatia and Ivan Perisic, despite lacking club playing time, played the full 90 minutes in both matches.
He notably collected two assists during his team’s 5-0 victory against Latvia.
Experienced winger Ivan Perisic had two assists in Croatia’s win over Latvia
Forward: Raul Jimenez (Mexico) – 7.90
The team is completed by Fulham and Mexico frontman Raul Jimenez.
He scored from the penalty spot in the 2-2 draw against Australia in his country’s first friendly before following up with a brace against Uzbekistan a few days later.
Raul Jimenez was in fine form for Mexico, having scored three goals in two matches