Fulham-Chelsea Preview

(AP) -- Chelsea boss Graham Potter acknowledges he will need to hold "awkward conversations" with members of his squad following their remarkable spending spree in the recent transfer window.

The Blues broke the Premier League transfer record to acquire Enzo Fernandez from Benfica on deadline day, having already signed Mykhaylo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos, David Datro Fofana, Joao Felix and Noni Madueke earlier in January.

Ahead of Friday's Premier League London derby against Fulham, Potter highlighted the difficulties Chelsea's newfound depth may cause him.

Avs loom large as Pacific-Central All-Stars meet

It is a three-on-three dream line for Saturday's All-Star Game, and the Colorado Avalanche are represented by every piece.

As the luminaries hit the ice at Sunrise, Fla., the Central Division All-Star squad has a notable advantage when facing its Pacific Division foes in the first semifinal. The Central Division has instant chemistry with an all-Avalanche line of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar. (MORE)

Virginia Tech looking to halt No. 6 Virginia's streak

After both teams started the season strong, the paths of No. 6 Virginia and unranked Virginia Tech diverged in January.

While the Hokies were losing seven in a row, the Cavaliers pieced together a seven-game winning streak which remains intact. (MORE)

Seeking consistency, No. 24 UConn eyes sweep of Georgetown

No. 24 UConn will be searching for consistency and a season sweep in Saturday's Big East Conference road game against last-place Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

Throughout their nonconference schedule and the infant stages of league play, the Huskies (17-6, 6-6) relied on a blend of efficient scoring and formidable defense to start 14-0 and climb as high as No. 2 in the rankings. (MORE)

Unbeaten at home, No. 13 Iowa State hosts No. 8 Kansas

Jalen Wilson scored 20 points to boost No. 8 Kansas to Tuesday's home win against seventh-ranked Kansas State, giving him at least that many in five straight games.

The Jayhawks (18-4, 6-3 Big 12) likely will need his production again Saturday afternoon when they visit No. 13 Iowa State (15-6, 6-3) for a conference clash in Ames, Iowa. (MORE)

 No. 25 Auburn opens tough stretch at No. 2 Tennessee

 No. 14 Marquette bids to continue ascent vs. Butler

 No. 11 Baylor eyeing season sweep of Texas Tech

 Bucks put 5-game win streak on the line against Clippers

 Pacers hope to end skid vs. road-tripping Lakers

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