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Chelsea lineup: Christian Pulisic starts on wing vs. Sheffield United

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Chelsea lineup: Christian Pulisic starts on wing vs. Sheffield United

American star Christian Pulisic is becoming a fixture in Chelsea manager Frank Lampard's starting XI.

Pulisic once again will start against Sheffield United on Saturday, earning his fifth consecutive start of the resumed Premier League season.

Even as the Blues have signed or been linked to some of Europe's most promising attackers, Pulisic has been an undeniable presence for Chelsea. The 21-year-old has scored or assisted in every single match since the Premier League season restarted last month, and his eight goals in the league this season are double his previous career high.

Pulisic and Chelsea will have their hands full Saturday at Bramall Lane, as Sheffield United have beaten two rivals for European places -- Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves -- in each of their last two matches. Nine points separate the Blues (60 points) and the Blades (51), but the latter will move to sixth in the table with a victory Saturday.

Here's how Sheffield United will line up.

The match kicks off at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT on NBCSN.

Crystal Palace-Chelsea live stream: How to watch EPL game online, on TV

Crystal Palace-Chelsea live stream: How to watch EPL game online, on TV

Chelsea have won three of four since the Premier League's "Project Restart" began at the end of June, and they will look to keep the good times rolling Tuesday when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace.

The Blues (17-6-10; 57 points) recently have been led by American sensation Christian Pulisic, who has scored two goals in four games since the restart. The 21-year-old has seven goals this season.

Chelsea enters the match in fourth place in the Premier League table, one point behind Leicester City, who play Arsenal on Tuesday.

Palace (11-9-13; 42 points) have lost their last three Premier League matches, and sit in 14th place in the table.

Here's how to watch Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea live online and on TV:

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 12:55 p.m. ET/9:55 a.m. PT
TV: NBCSN
Stream: NBCSports.com

Watch West Ham stun Chelsea, Christian Pulisic with 89th-minute winner

Watch West Ham stun Chelsea, Christian Pulisic with 89th-minute winner

Chelsea picked a bad day to debut a new kit with a gigantic "3" emblazoned on the chest. 

The Blues lost to/drew London rivals West Ham United 3-2 on Wednesday, dropping points with a chance to take sole possession of third place in the Premier League. Chelsea wore their new blue kit -- sponsored by UK telecom company Three -- for the match, but West Ham striker Andriy Yarmolenko's 89th-minute winner provided the lasting image.

Willian scored in the 42nd minute after American star Christian Pulisic drew a penalty for Chelsea. West Ham responded soon after, with Tomas Soucek equalizing -- thus making up for a goal overturned by VAR and an own goal last week against Tottenham Hotspur -- in the first half's fifth minute of stoppage time.

Michail Antonio gave West Ham the lead in the 51st minute, but a magic moment from Willian erased the Irons' advantage. Pulisic drew a foul outside of the box, and Willian capitalized with a sublime free kick that evened the score at 2-2 in the 72nd minute.

Yarmolenko and West Ham got the last laugh just before stoppage time, earning a much-needed three points to move three clear of the relegation zone. The win clinched West Ham's first league double against Chelsea since the 2002-03 season, and the Irons were clinical in doing so. West Ham scored on all three shots on target.

Pulisic maintained his hot form, as did Willian. But Chelsea did not. The Blues once again dropped points from a winning position Wednesday, and they're much closer in that area to the clubs battling relegation than the ones chasing UEFA Champions League qualification.

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Leicester City's loss to Everton and Chelsea's defeat are boons for Manchester United, Wolves and the other teams looking to earn a spot in Europe next season. Chelsea's grip on fourth place is down to two points, while United and Wolves are only three points behind Leicester themselves.

There's still plenty of time for Chelsea to solidify a Champions League place, but another bad result could keep their new kits in the changing room.