Christian Pulisic and Chelsea face off with London rivals Brentford on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup, looking to advance to the semifinals and also rebound from back-to-back draws in league play.
Pulisic started in each of the last two matches for Thomas Tuchel’s side, playing the full 90 minutes in each as Chelsea tied both Everton and Wolves. The U.S. men’s national team forward came close to playing the hero on Sunday at Molineux, being denied by Jose Sa from point-blank range in the final minutes of the match. Chelsea grinded out a 1-0 road league win over Brentford back in October and overall has won each of its last two meetings with the Bees in cup competitions. Pulisic could be the answer for the Blues this week as Chelsea aims to stay in the Carabao Cup and book a final four spot.
Elsewhere, Gianluca Busio and Venezia host Lazio in its final Serie A match of the calendar year, looking to continue its positive form. Weston McKennie and Juventus face off with Cagliari in Serie A play while Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Arsenal looking to pull an upset at the Emirates Stadium. Sergino Dest and Barcelona face a tough test against Sevilla in La Liga play, with the American defender hoping to be in the squad. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic return to Premiership play against St. Mirren.
Here is a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Brentford on Wednesday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Arsenal on Tuesday.
Sergino Dest and Barcelona visit Sevilla on Tuesday.
Matt Miazga is OUT with COVID-19.
Weston McKennie and Juventus host Cagliari on Tuesday.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Jack DeVries and Venezia host Lazio on Wednesday.
Bryan Reynolds and AS Roma host Sampdoria on Wednesday.
Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille host Stade Reims on Wednesday.
Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier host Angers on Wednesday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes host Brest on Wednesday.
Tim Weah is OUT (Injury) for Lille.
Luca De La Torre and Heracles host Cambuur on Wednesday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit St. Mirren on Wednesday.
Christian Ramirez and Aberdeen visit Hibernian on Wednesday.
Alex Mendez and FC Vizela host Braga on Thursday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host OH Leuven on Thursday.
DeAndre Yedlin and Galatasaray visit Adana Demirspor on Tuesday.
Haji Wright and Antalyaspor host Kasimpasa on Tuesday.
Tyler Boyd and Rizespor visit Sivasspor on Wednesday.