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USMNT star Christian Pulisic scores again for Chelsea but injures hip

USMNT star Christian Pulisic scores again for Chelsea but injures hip

Christian Pulisic headed into the international break in impeccable form, but how much he'll play during that time remains in question.

The Chelsea attacker scored in his third straight English Premier League match Saturday, clinching the Blues' 2-0 win over London rivals Crystal Palace with his 79th-minute goal.

But Chelsea manager Frank Lampard substituted Pulisic one minute later, revealing after the match that the United States Men's National Team star injured his hip on his goal.

The USMNT plays its final two games of 2019 during next week's international break, concluding the group stage of the CONCACAF Nations League. The Americans sit second in their group, and face an uphill climb to advance to the semifinals of the tournament -- with or without their best player.

Chelsea won't mind if Pulisic rests next week, considering how well he has played since the start of October. Pulisic did not start a Premier League match in September, only starting a League Cup tie against fourth-division Grimsby Town. Lampard handed Pulisic his first league start in two months on Oct. 26, and the American responded with his first career hat trick.

Pulisic has started every match in all competitions for Chelsea since then, scoring five goals and assisting once. He became the fourth American player in league history to score in three consecutive matches.

The 21-year-old arguably is in the best form of his career, and the USMNT will miss him if he's not fit next week. 

Wolves-Tottenham Hotspur live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

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Wolves-Tottenham Hotspur live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

Wolverhampton Wolves will be putting a 12-match unbeaten streak on the line Sunday as they take on Tottenham Hotspur, the team sitting just one spot below them in the English Premier League standings.

The Wolves haven’t lost since Oct. 30, while Spurs suffered a hard-fought 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in their last time out. 

Jose Mourinho, who took over as Spurs’ manager on Nov. 20, has led the club to three EPL wins and just one loss so far. 

Spurs have won their last two appearances at Molineux, something that certainly will be on the Wolves’ mind when they take the field on Sunday.

[RELATED: How to stream Manchester United vs. Everton on NBC Sports Gold]

Here's how to watch Sunday's Wolves-Tottenham Hotspur match live online and on TV. 

When: Sunday Dec. 15 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT
TV: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Sports

Manchester United-Everton live stream: Watch game on NBC Sports Gold

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Manchester United-Everton live stream: Watch game on NBC Sports Gold

Talk about a rebound.

After firing manager Marco Silva just nine days ago, Everton responded by upsetting Chelsea in a much-needed 3-1 victory at Goodison Park.

Still sitting at 14th in the English Premier League table, Everton needs to continue that success against Manchester United, who sits at No. 6 in the standings.

United most recently crushed AZ Alkmaar 4-0 in a Europa League Group stage match. Their most recent Premier League contest also ended in a victory, as United took down Manchester City 2-1 in the iconic Manchester Derby.

Here's how to watch Sunday's Manchester United-Everton match, exclusively streaming on NBC Sports Gold. 

When: Sunday Dec. 15 at 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT
Where: NBC Sports Gold