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Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Musah, and more

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Christian Pulisic has jumped back into a regular starting role for Chelsea over recent weeks and now the U.S. men’s national team star will try to propel the Blues to an impressive result to start 2022.

Chelsea hosts Liverpool on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, hoping to boost itself back into the title race picture after dropping points in three of the last four matches. Pulisic has started in all each of the last four Premier League matches for the Blues, playing 90 minutes in all of them, being used as a forward, midfielder, and even as a right wingback.

La Liga play returns this weekend as Yunus Musah headlines the American contingent with Valencia hosting Espanyol on Friday. Sergino Dest misses out of Barcelona’s trip to Mallorca on Sunday after contracting COVID-19. In England, Duane Holmes will be looking to make it two-consecutive matches with a goal after scoring midweek. In France, Nicholas Gioacchini and Konrad De La Fuente will be take part in Coupe De France play as their respective Ligue 1 sides look to advance into the Round of 16.

Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad action:


England


PREMIER LEAGUE

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea host Liverpool on Sunday.

Zack Steffen and Manchester City visit Arsenal on Saturday.

Josh Sargent and Norwich City’s scheduled match at Leicester City was postponed.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

Duane Holmes and Huddersfield visit Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

Ethan Horvath and Nottingham Forest host Barnsley on Monday.

Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End visit Stoke City on Monday.

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham’s scheduled match with Swansea City was postponed.

LEAGUE ONE

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland’s scheduled match with Fleetwood Town was postponed.


Spain


LA LIGA

Yunus Musah and Valencia host Espanyol on Friday.

Matt Miazga and Deportivo Alaves host Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Matthew Hoppe and Mallorca host Barcelona on Sunday.

Sergino Dest is OUT for Barcelona with COVID-19.

LA LIGA 2

Shaq Moore, Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife host Las Palmas on Sunday.


France


COUPE DE FRANCE

Nicholas Gioacchini and Montpellier host Strasbourg on Sunday.

Konrad De La Fuente and Marseille visit US Chauvigny on Sunday.

Tim Weah is OUT (Injury) for Lille.


Portugal


LIGA PRIMEIRA

Alex Mendez and Vizela host Belenenses on Sunday.


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