The international break arrived at exactly the wrong time for Everton.
Rafa Benitez has made a fine start to his reign as Goodison Park boss, overseeing two victories and a draw in his opening three Premier League games.
The Toffees, of course, stopped Richarlison from representing Brazil, along with Yerry Mina and James Rodriguez jetting out to Colombia from meeting up with their respective nation due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Meanwhile, 11th-hour deadline day signing Salomon Rondon opted against playing for Venezuela so he was able to report for duty ahead of Burnley’s visit next Monday 13 September.
We take a look at how Everton’s players have fared on international duty in the latest round of matches, who’s still to play and how you can watch your favourite stars in action.
Coleman injury concern
The Blues skipper played the entire 90 minutes in Dublin but has been ruled out of their clash against Serbia tomorrow (19.45 BST).
It means Coleman is doubtful for Everton’s encounter with Burnley, although the nature and severity of his problem is currently unclear.
If Coleman is absent, Benitez has Jonjoe Kenny who could deputise, while Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate are also options.
Former Toffees defender Shane Duffty netted an 87-minute equaliser to spare Republic’s blushes and earn them their first point in Group A.
Lucas Digne again featured for the full game as France were held to a 1-1 draw against Ukraine.
The left-back is likely to again start for Les Bleus’ clash against Finland tomorrow. France are top of Group D with nine points.
Jordan Pickford was given a rest for England in their comfortable 4-0 victory over Andorra at Wembley.
West Brom keeper Sam Johnstone instead lined up in goal as Gareth Southgate’s side maintained their perfect record in Group I.
Pickford will likely be back between the posts for the Three Lions against Poland on Wednesday, however.
Who’s still to play
Jarrad Branthwaite will be hoping to turn out for England under-20s. They play Romania at St George’s Park later this afternoon.
How to watch Everton’s players in action
Lucas Digne: France v Finland - Tuesday, 7 September (19.45 BST) - Sky Sports Red Button.
Jordan Pickford: Poland v England - Wednesday, 8 September (19.45 BST) - ITV.