Christian Pulisic earned some minutes on Boxing Day in a 2-0 home loss to Southampton, but now aims for a starting spot for Sunday’s London Derby at Arsenal.
The 21-year-old playmaker played 23 minutes at Stamford Bridge, however did not make much of an impact for Frank Lampard’s side. With the Blues sitting eight points clear of the Gunners in the standings, Chelsea will be favored to pick up a win at the Emirates this weekend. Pulisic has failed to score in six-consecutive matches in all competitions, but a date with struggling Gunners could be the match that sparks him forward into 2020.
Elsewhere, a pair of U.S. Men’s National Team veterans go head-to-head on Sunday as Geoff Cameron and Eric Lichaj square off. Tim Ream and Fulham aim for three points against Stoke City, while DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United try to bounce back after a midweek loss. Ian Harkes and Dundee United host Dundee FC in a local derby.
Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Arsenal on Sunday.
DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United face Everton on Saturday.
Tim Ream, Luca De La Torre and Fulham face Cameron Carter-Vickers and Stoke City on Sunday.
Duane Holmes and Derby County face Charlton Athletic on Monday.
Geoff Cameron and QPR face Eric Lichaj and Hull City on Sunday.
Antonee Robinson and Wigan Athletic face Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Matt Miazga and Reading face Preston North End on Sunday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face Doncaster Rovers on Sunday.
Matthew Olosunde and Rotherham United face Peterborough on Sunday.
Giles Phillips and Wycombe Wanderers face Coventry City on Sunday.
Niko Hamalainen and Kilmarnock face St. Mirren on Sunday.
Matt Polster and Rangers face Celtic on Sunday.
Kevin Silva and Hearts face Aberdeen on Sunday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United face Dundee FC on Friday.
James Murphy and Arbroath face Inverness CT on Saturday.
Tyler Boyd and Besiktas face Genclerbirligi on Friday.
Kenny Saief and Anderlecht face Royal Antwerp on Friday.
Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone face Pisa on Sunday.