14 points may separate Chelsea and Fulham in the English Premier League table, but the two London teams come into Saturday’s contest on opposite runs of form.
Christian Pulisic and the Blues visit Craven Cottage on Saturday, looking to snap a three-match winless run in league play. Frank Lampard’s side have lost to Arsenal and Manchester City in recent weeks, which has seen them slip in the title race. Pulisic has scored once in 10 EPL appearances so far, but could face a tough test against a confident Fulham backline.
Antonee Robinson has been one of the best players in Scott Parker’s side so far, helping the promoted side pick up some impressive results over the past month. Fulham has tied its last five league matches, taking points from Liverpool and Tottenham along the way. Robinson has taken full grasp of the starting left back position, appearing in 13 matches and delivering some impressive moments.
Elsewhere, Tyler Adams and John Brooks go head-to-head in Bundesliga play while Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund faces a winnable test against Mainz. Tobin Heath and league leaders Manchester United take on Chelsea in Women’s Super League action. Weston McKennie and Juventus have a tough trip to Inter Milan waiting on Sunday while Sergino Dest and Barcelona takes on Athletic Bilbao on the Spanish Super Cup.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham on Saturday.
Zack Steffen and Manchester City face Crystal Palace on Sunday.
DeAndre Yedlin and Newcastle United face Folarin Balogun and Arsenal on Monday.
Owen Otasowie and Wolves face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Geoff Cameron, Charlie Kelman and QPR face Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
Matthew Olosunde and Rotherham United face Duane Holmes and Derby County on Saturday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Bournemouth face Luton Town on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland face AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
Indiana Vassilev and Burton Albion face Ipswich Town on Saturday.
Tobin Heath, Christen Press and Manchester United face Chelsea on Sunday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund face Mainz on Saturday.
Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig face John Brooks and Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Josh Sargent and Werder Bremen face Augsburg on Saturday.
Pellegrino Matarazzo’s Stuttgart face Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
Matthew Hoppe and Schalke face Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
Chris Richards and Bayern Munich face Freiburg on Sunday.
Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth face Paderborn on Friday.
Alfredo Morales and Fortuna Dusseldorf face Erzgebirge Are on Saturday.
Bobby Wood and Hamburg face Osnabruck on Monday.
Terrence Boyd and Hallescher face Taylor Booth and Bayern Munich II on Saturday.
super cup final
Sergino Dest, Konrad De La Fuente and Barcelona face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
Copa Del Rey
Yunus Musah and Valencia face Alcorcon on Sunday.
Shaq Moore and Tenerife face Villarreal on Sunday.
Weston McKennie and Juventus face Inter Milan on Sunday.
Andrija Novakovich and Frosinone face L.R. Vicenza Virtus on Friday.
Tim Weah and Lille face Reims on Sunday.
Nicholas Gioacchini and Caen face AC Ajaccio on Saturday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista face Tondela on Saturday.
Matt Miazga and Anderlecht face Eupen on Friday.
Brendan Hines-Ike and Kortrijk face Oostende on Saturday.
Joe Offord and Waasland-Beveren face Zulte Waregem on Saturday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk face Mouscron on Saturday.
Chris Durkin and Sint-Truiden face OH Leuven on Sunday.
Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge face Beerschot on Sunday.
Luca De La Torre and Heracles face FC Utrecht on Saturday.
Ulysses Llanez and Heerenveen face VVV-Venlo on Sunday.
Desevio Payne and FC Emmen face Vitesse Arnhem on Saturday.
Richie Ledezma is OUT (Injury) for PSV.
Sebastian Soto and Telstar face TOP Oss on Saturday.
Chris Gloster and Jong PSV face Jong Utrecht on Monday.
Tyler Boyd and Besiktas face Galatasaray on Sunday.
Ian Harkes, Dillon Powers and Dundee United face Hamilton Academic on Saturday.
Cameron Harper and Celtic face Livingston on Saturday.
Gboly Ariyibi and Panetolikos face Asteras Tripolis on Saturday.
Mukwelle Akale and Pafos FC face Apoel Nicosia on Sunday.
Theoson Siebatcheu and Young Boys face Lugano on Wednesday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional face Fortaleza on Sunday.
Ventura Alvarado and Atletico San Luis face Fernando Arce and Necaxa on Saturday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Pumas face Mazatlan on Sunday.