Christian Pulisic has emerged from the international break healthy after shaking off a minor injury, and he will look to boost his standing under new Chelsea manager Graham Potter when the Blues take on an opponent Pulisic enjoys playing against.
Pulisic and Chelsea visit London rivals Crystal Palace, aiming to rebound from back-to-back winless results in UEFA Champions League action. The Blues have not played in league action since Sept. 3 due to a pair of matches being postponed, making Saturday’s trip to Selhurst Park crucial to get back into the top-four picture.
The 24-year-old logged 76 minutes in the USMNT’s goal-less draw with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the lengthiest appearance for club or country since mid-June.
In England, Antonee Robinson will aim to make his return for Fulham while Josh Sargent and Norwich City face Blackpool.
In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Espanyol.
In Germany, Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund face Cologne while Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach take on Werder Bremen.
In France, Tim Weah is fighting to make his return to Lille’s starting lineup while Erik Palmer-Brown faces Folarin Balogun.
Elsewhere, John Brooks and Benfica visit Vitoria de Guamaires in Portuguese action while Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen take on AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic take on Motherwell while James Sands, Malik Tillman and Rangers visit Hearts in SPFL action.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham host Newcastle United on Saturday.
Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds United host Aston Villa on Sunday.
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea visit Chris Richards and Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Matt Turner and Arsenal host Tottenham on Saturday.
Josh Sargent and Norwich City visit Blackpool on Saturday.
Auston Trusty and Birmingham City visit Sheffield United on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Luton Town visit Hull City on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield visit Reading on Saturday.
Zack Steffen, Matthew Hoppe and Middlesbrough visit Coventry City on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland host Matthew Olosunde and Preston North End on Saturday.
Jonathan Tomkinson and Norwich City host Derby County on Friday.
Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin visit Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund visit Cologne on Saturday.
Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg host Pellegrino Matarazzo‘s Stuttgart on Saturday.
Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth host Sandhausen on Saturday.
Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host Eintracht Braunschweig on Sunday.
George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.
Nico Carrera and Holstein Kiel host Hansa Rostock on Saturday.
Johan Gomez and FSV Zwickau visit FC Ingolstadt on Monday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Espanyol on Sunday.
Jonathan Gomez and Real Sociedad visit Girona on Sunday.
Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo host Real Betis on Sunday.
Samuel Shashoua and Tenerife host Sporting Dijon on Saturday.
Weston McKennie and Juventus host Bologna on Sunday.
Sergino Dest and AC Milan visit Empoli on Saturday.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich, Jack DeVries and Venezia visit Cagliari on Saturday.
Anthony Fontana and Ascoli visit Benevento on Sunday.
Tim Weah and Lille visit Lorient on Sunday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes host Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims on Sunday.
Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen host AZ Alkmaar on Saturday.
Richie Ledezma and PSV visit Cambuur on Saturday.
Cole Bassett and Fortuna Sittard host FC Volendam on Sunday.
Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht visit Excelsior on Sunday.
John Brooks and Benfica visit Vitoria de Guimaraes on Saturday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Famalicao on Sunday.
Joel Sonora and Maritimo host Casa Pia on Monday.
Alex Mendez and Vizela host Portimonense on Saturday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic host Joe Efford and Motherwell on Saturday.
Malik Tillman, James Sands and Rangers visit Hearts on Saturday.
Christian Ramirez, Dante Polvara and Aberdeen host Kilmarnock on Saturday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United host St. Johnstone on Saturday.
Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp visit Kortrijk on Sunday.
Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Oostende on Saturday.
Owen Otasowie and Club Brugge host Mechelen on Saturday.
Bryan Reynolds, Griffin Yow and Westerlo host Zulte Waregem on Saturday.
Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege host RFC Seraing on Friday.
Konrad de la Fuente and Olympiakos host Atromitos on Sunday.
Haji Wright and Antalyaspor are off this weekend.
Tyler Boyd and Besiktas host Fenerbahce on Sunday.
Christian Cappis and Brondby host Lyngby on Sunday.
Emmanuel Sabbi and Odense visit Aalborg on Friday.
Sebastian Soto and Austria Klagenfurt visit Hartberg on Sunday.
Ulysses Llanez and SKN St. Poelten host Amstetten on Friday.
Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros visit Kecskemeti on Sunday.
Sam Rogers and Rosenborg visit Kristiansund on Sunday.
Kobe Hernandez-Foster and HamKam host Jerv on Sunday.
Forrest Lasso, Joe Corona and Sundsvall host Norrkoping on Sunday.
Jeffrey Gal, Joe Gyau and Degerfors host Djurgarden on Saturday.
Romain Gall and Malmo host Hammarby on Saturday.
Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa host Maccabi Tel Aviv on Saturday.
Alan Sonora and Independiente visit Arsenal de Sarandi on Saturday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional host Santos on Saturday.