Saturday's match between Chelsea and Manchester City features two of the English Premier League's heavyweights. Get your popcorn ready.
With 26 and 25 points, respectively, the Blues and the Cityzens currently sit in third and fourth place in the Premier League standings with a significant cushion over fifth. City lost to Liverpool 3-1 in their last match before the international break, and the back-to-back reigning league champions could find themselves as many as 12 points back of the first-place Reds at Saturday's conclusion, depending on the results of Liverpool's match against Crystal Palace. City's 35 goals and plus-22 goal-differential lead the league.
As the hottest team in the Prem, Chelsea have won six straight matches, the longest active streak in the league. American star Christian Pulisic has been in top form, having scored five goals over the last three games, but he is expected to miss Saturday's match against City with a hip injury. If Pulisic can't go, that will be a big blow to Chelsea's chances.
Here's how to watch Manchester City-Chelsea live on TV and online:
When: Saturday, Nov. 23, at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports
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.
Christian Pulisic can't stop scoring.
The Chelsea winger -- and United States Men's National Team star -- scored his fourth goal in his last two games Saturday, and his tally eventually stood as the winner in Chelsea's 2-1 victory over winless Watford in the 55th minute.
The 21-year-old tapped in a low cross from 22-year-old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, who initially gave Chelsea a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
Pulisic now has four goals and an assist in his last four matches in all competitions. The face of American men's soccer scored a hat-trick against Burnley last weekend, and he is now on pace for the most prolific goal-scoring campaign of his professional career.
Pulisic started just once in September but impressed manager Frank Lampard off the bench in multiple appearances in October. Saturday marked Pulisic's third straight start in all competitions, as he also started midweek in the Blues' League Cup loss to Manchester United.
It's easy to imagine that streak continuing next week at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea hosting a Champions League tie against Ajax on Tuesday and a London Derby against Crystal Palace a week from Saturday. As long as Pulisic remains in this kind of form, the American seems like a lineup lock for Lampard's squad.