Chelsea head coach, Antonio Conte has lauded Everton forward, Wayne Rooney, saying he plays with his soul.
Rooney is currently in impeccable form, with 10 goals and two assists in 16 games.
Chelsea take the trip to Goodison Park and will hope to continue their good form.
“We must pay great attention because I think Wayne Rooney is a player who, when he plays, plays with his soul. You can see this during the game,” he said.
“It’s not simple to make this decision. To stop your career with the national team is not easy, not easy. I’m sure his heart is a bit broken by this decision.
“Only the player understands when the moment is arriving to say ‘stop’ when it comes to playing for the national team. We must have great respect for this decision.”