Ahh, it feels good to be back. After a bit of a planned break that stretched into an unplanned break over the New Year we’re back and ready for some glorious action. We’re easing back into things this weekend with one major match to catch and a couple of “probably nothing there but we’ll check the lineups” matches to keep an eye on as well. Hopefully Christian Pulisic is back to full health and ready to at least make the one major matchup something worth watching.
Screeeech. Well consider it a weekend ruined. Just as we’re sitting down to finish the article Friday morning comes word from Chelsea that Christian Pulisic will be out for several weeks with a tendon injury.
Lampard reports that Loftus-Cheek is still out for a while. Pulisic is out for a few weeks with a tendon injury suffered in training. Alonso is improving but won't be ready for tomorrow.#CHEBUR— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 10, 2020
Might as well take your television and toss it out the window. Or at least go spend some time with your family and friends before the action starts in earnest next weekend when the Bundesliga resumes.
Before we go, there were two other potential matches to keep an eye on this weekend though there isn’t likely much to either:
- Bayern Munich faces Nurnberg at 9:25a on Saturday on ESPN Deportes in a friendly. Chris Richards is training with the first team over winter break, and there is a chance he gets some minutes for the side in a friendly.
- Indiana Vassilev had appearances for Aston Villa over the past week in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. It remains to be seen whether he will translate that to immediate minutes in a league appearance and if he does he will certainly have his work cut out for him as Aston Villa face Manchester City at 11:30a on NBCSN Sunday.
If you’re still bothering to watch anything this weekend make sure to let us know all about it in the comments section below.