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Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, McKennie, and more

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Christian Pulisic and Chelsea are one win away from booking a spot in the Carabao Cup Final, but the London club will need to avoid a second leg defeat at rivals Tottenham on Wednesday.

Pulisic comes into the match in strong form for Chelsea, recently excelling in a lopsided FA Cup win over Chesterfield on Saturday. The U.S. men’s national team star registered one assist and only drew one penalty kick in the 5-1 romp at Stamford Bridge, continuing to impress in Thomas Tuchel’s starting lineup. Chelsea leads Tottenham 2-0 after a first leg win last week and will now look to eliminate Antonio Conte’s side with another convincing performance away from home this week. Should the Blues advance, they will face either Liverpool or Arsenal in February 27th’s final at Wembley Stadium.

Elsewhere, Weston McKennie and Juventus aim for their first trophy this season in the Supercoppa Italiana while Sergino Dest and Barcelona face Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semifinals. Josh Sargent and Norwich City visit West Ham United in Premier League play looking to spark a move up the league table. Gianluca Busio and Venezia face Atalanta in Coppa Italia play, aiming to pull the upset.

Here’s a closer look at this week’s Americans Abroad:


England


LEAGUE CUP

Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Tottenham on Wednesday.

PREMIER LEAGUE

Josh Sargent and Norwich City visit West Ham United on Wednesday.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Reading on Tuesday.

LEAGUE ONE

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Lincoln City on Tuesday.

Marlon Fossey and Fulham host Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday.


Italy


SUPERCUP

Weston McKennie and Juventus visit Inter Milan on Wednesday.

COPPA ITALIA

Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Jack DeVries and Venezia visit Atalanta on Wednesday.


Spain


SUPERCUP SEMIFINALS

Sergino Dest and Barcelona host Real Madrid on Wednesday.


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