Fulham has already gotten the better of London rivals Chelsea once in English Premier League action this season and the American duo of Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson will fight to help the Cottagers claim another important win away from home this weekend.
Fulham makes the short trip to Chelsea on Friday, kicking off the resumption of the league campaign. Ream has played every minute for Marco Silva’s squad this season, continuing to excel as a key veteran in the squad. The 35-year-old has helped Fulham to a current seventh-place spot in the league standings, two points clear of Chelsea in the top-ten.
Robinson has made 18 appearances in league play, blossoming into one of the top left backs in the league. The 25-year-old is reportedly on the radar of defending league champions Manchester City, but first will focus on helping Fulham finish in the top-half of the league standings. Fulham hasn’t defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in league action since 1979, but has everything it takes to pull another shock against the Blues this season.
In England, Josh Sargent and Norwich City host league-leaders Burnley in EFL Championship action. Chris Richards fights to make his third-consecutive start for Crystal Palace in a trip to Manchester United. Weston McKennie could make his Leeds United debut in a road match at Nottingham Forest.
In Italy, Sergino Dest and AC Milan visit rivals Inter Milan.
In Spain, Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Girona while Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo face a trip to Real Betis.
In Germany, Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund host Freiburg. Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg host Bayern Munich.
Elsewhere, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit St. Johnstone. Sebastian Soto and Austria Klagenfurt fight to advance to the Austrian Cup semifinals. Johnny Cardoso and Internacional continue Gaucho play in Brazil. Mark McKenzie and Genk face a trip to Gent in Belgian Pro League play.
Here is a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:
Weston McKennie, Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Leeds United visit Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Fulham visit Chelsea on Friday.
Chris Richards and Crystal Palace visit Manchester United on Saturday.
Matt Turner and Arsenal visit Everton on Saturday.
Christian Pulisic is OUT (Injury) for Chelsea.
Josh Sargent and Norwich City host Burnley on Saturday.
Daryl Dike and West Bromwich Albion host Coventry City on Friday.
Auston Trusty and Birmingham City visit Swansea City on Saturday.
Ethan Horvath and Luton Town host Stoke City on Saturday.
Zack Steffen and Middlesbrough host Blackpool on Saturday.
Duane Holmes and Huddersfield host QPR on Saturday.
Lynden Gooch and Sunderland visit Millwall on Saturday.
Jonathan Tomkinson and Stevenage visit Sutton United on Saturday.
Gio Reyna and Borussia Dortmund host Freiburg on Saturday.
Jordan Pefok and Union Berlin host Mainz on Saturday.
Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg host Bayern Munich on Sunday.
Joe Scally and Borussia Moenchengladbach host Schalke on Saturday.
John Brooks, Justin Che and Hoffenheim visit Bochum on Saturday.
Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt host Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
Julian Green, Timothy Tillman and Greuther Furth host Nuremberg on Saturday.
Terrence Boyd and Kaiserslautern host Holstein Kiel on Saturday.
George Bello and Arminia Bielefeld visit Jahn Regensburg on Saturday.
Johan Gomez, Nico Carrera and FSV Zwickau host Meppen on Saturday.
Yunus Musah and Valencia visit Girona on Sunday.
Luca De La Torre and Celta Vigo visit Real Betis on Saturday.
Sergino Dest and AC Milan visit Inter Milan on Sunday.
Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, Andrija Novakovich and Venezia visit Benevento on Saturday.
Anthony Fontana and Ascoli visit Cittadella on Saturday.
Tim Weah and Lille visit Rennes on Saturday.
Folarin Balogun and Stade Reims visit Auxerre on Sunday.
Erik Palmer-Brown and Troyes host Lyon on Saturday.
Ricardo Pepi and FC Groningen host FC Twente on Sunday.
Djordje Mihailovic and AZ Alkmaar visit FC Volendam on Saturday.
Taylor Booth and FC Utrecht host Heerenveen on Saturday.
Richie Ledezma and PSV visit Feyenoord on Sunday.
Reggie Cannon and Boavista visit Santa Clara on Saturday.
Alex Mendez and Vizela visit FC Porto on Sunday.
Cameron Carter-Vickers and Celtic visit St. Johnstone on Sunday.
Matthew Hoppe and Hibernian visit St Mirren on Saturday.
Ian Harkes and Dundee United visit Hearts on Saturday.
Malik Tillman, James Sands and Rangers host Ross County on Saturday.
Dante Polvara and Aberdeen host Motherwell on Saturday.
Joe Efford is OUT (Injury) for Motherwell.
Mark McKenzie and Genk visit Gent on Sunday.
Bryan Reynolds and Westerlo visit Eupen on Saturday.
Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege visit Cercle Brugge on Saturday.
Sam Vines is OUT (Injury) for Royal Antwerp.
Henry Wingo and Ferencvaros host Ujpest on Sunday.
Sebastian Soto and Austria Klagenfurt host LASK on Saturday.
Haji Wright is OUT (Back Injury) for Antalyaspor.
Josh Cohen and Maccabi Haifa visit Hapoel Hadera on Monday.
Johnny Cardoso and Internacional visit Novo Hamburgo on Sunday.
Alejandro Zendejas and Club America visit Santos Laguna on Saturday.
Sebastian Saucedo and Toluca visit Monterrey on Sunday.
Good weekend so far: Tillman, Reyna, Pefok, Trusty on the score sheet. Taylor Booth continues to impress at RW. Weah a Swiss Army knife playing LB today. Richards still playing well. Horvath, Steffen, Dike teams all in the Championship playoff spots. Scally with another 90 for Gladbach.
It will be interesting to see who is on the March roster for the USMNT. Looks likely Pulisic will still be out with injury.
You have Tillman, Paredes, Booth, and Reyna playing well at attacking positions and you still have Aaronson and Weah at the potential wing positions. Pepi, Dike, Wright, and Pefok have been scoring goals.
Mihailovich seems to have transitioned well to the Eredivisie.
Will Balogun accept a callup? Maybe just to train and see what the USMNT is like?
Who from MLS? The league will be about a month in at that FIFA window
Weston McKennie looking like a superstar at Leeds. I really wish him well….. EPL mornings just got so much more interesting
Except Leeds is only on Peacock
$5 a month.