Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
After missing out on the USMNT’s two contests during the international break with a knee injury, Cameron was against absent from the Stoke squad that lost 1-0 to Bournemouth. Potters manager Mark Hughes said the veteran defender suffered a slight setback in his recovery from the problem (LINK), and it’s unclear if he’ll be fit to return when Stoke face Watford on Sunday.
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough)
Guzan watched from the bench as Boro lost 1-0 to visiting Chelsea on Sunday, with starter Victor Valdes making two saves, one a spectacular flying stop from a Pedro effort.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman wasn’t in Bournemouth’s squad that earned three points in the aforementioned win over Stoke.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea, on loan to Vitesse)
Following four consecutive Eredivisie starts for Vitesse, Miazga was back on the bench and remained there as Vitesse drew 1-1 with Heerenveen.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
Once again, Carter-Vickers took up his usual spot on the bench for Tottenham’s thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 win over West Ham.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch was also an unused sub for Sunderland in the Black Cats’ critical 3-0 win over Hull City (LINK).
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem played the full 90 minutes for Arsenal’s U-23s in a 2-0 win over Tottenham on Friday. While he wasn’t involved in either goal, the Arsenal website credited Zelalem’s play in controlling the midfield, and all indications are that he remains close to earning a spot in the Gunners’ first team.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Like many of his American Premier League compatriots, Ream was an unused substitute as left back Scott Malone scored a 91st-minute equalizer to earn Fulham a 1-1 home draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
Although he wasn’t in the senior side, de la Torre had a good week as he played 90 minutes in the attack for Fulham’s U-23 team in a 4-1 win over Middlesbrough. While he wasn’t directly involved in any of the goals, the 18-year-old was involved in an attack that put up a four-spot, and he’ll continue to push for a spot in the first team.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj put forth another excellent showing for Forest in a 2-0 road win over Ipswich. His cross in added time at the end of the first half bounced around the area before falling for Britt Assombalonga to tap home his second goal of the game, one of four cross from Lichaj in the contest. Playing as a right wingback, Lichaj also won a game-high four tackles, completed two successful dribbles, had one shot blocked, and completed 72 percent of his passes, which all added up to an 8.0 whoscored.com match rating, fourth-best in a side that had a solid day all around.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Novakovich went the distance for Reading’s U-23s in a 2-0 loss to Liverpool, although he couldn’t quite make a major impact in the contest. He had one chance to make a dent on the scoreboard when he broke through on goal following an error by a defender, but Liverpool’s French international center back Mamadou Sakho made a solid recovery challenge to deny the 20-year-old a shot on goal.
In a convincing 3-0 win over Burton, Williams did a little bit of everything en route to a man-of-the-match performance. After clearing a goal-bound shot off the line in the 14th minute, the center midfielder popped up at the other end of the pitch to put home a close-range tap-in from an excellent cross by Jordan Obita (LINK goal begins at 42 seconds). Those were the highlights, but Williams also completed 84 percent of his passes, completed three dribbles and won three aerials. All of those factors earned him an 8.7 whoscored.com rating and a man-of-the-match nod.
Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
Spector was the center of attention late in Birmingham’s 1-0 win over Bristol City. In the 90th minute, the right back took a loose touch of the ball and lunged into a heavy challenge on a Bristol attacker. The ball broke kindly for the visitors to attack with a 4-on-3 advantage, but referee Tony Harrington decided to blow the whistle and show Spector a straight red card. While that will keep him out for a few games, the decision ultimately may have saved the Blues from a late opportunity against, so it’s a major silver lining for Spector, who had a pretty poor game otherwise with just one tackle, although he won four aerials as well.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
After riding the bench for the USMNT, Yedlin did the same for Newcastle on Sunday, sitting behind Vurnon Anita in a 2-0 win over Leeds. With Brighton drawing against Aston Villa, the Magpies extended their lead at the top of the Championship table to five points, and they sit nine clear of third-place Reading.
Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield)
Ariyibi was lively in the second half for Chesterfield, creating a few opportunities for teammates with his play on the wings, but it wasn’t enough as the Spireites lost their eighth straight game, 2-1 to Fleetwood. Chesterfield prop up the League One table with just 12 points in 18 games, seven points away from safety.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Scunthorpe remained six points clear at the top of the table with a 1-0 win over 10-man Oldham, with Holmes playing 68 minutes in the victory. He came off 12 minutes before Scott Wiseman’s winner, however.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Boyd wasn’t involved in either Leipzig’s senior or reserve sides this week as his time with the club seems to be nearing its end. The shock Bundesliga leaders have made it clear that the striker is available for transfer in the winter window, and with his contract set to expire in the summer, that appears to be the likely path Boyd takes.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
After his miserable week for the USMNT, Brooks was back in Hertha’s starting squad and helped the side keep a clean sheet in a scoreless draw with Augsburg. He was very involved in Hertha’s play, finishing with 98 touches — second-most in the side — and passing at an 89 percent clip while recording three tackles and five clearances. However, manager Pal Dardai said he thought Brooks looked uncomfortable and will consider keeping the 23-year-old out of future Hertha sides when he returns late from international duty (LINK), as he did this week.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler played a solid 90 minutes in his side's last-gasp 2-1 win over Werder Bremen. He didn’t do much of note, but almost had an assist on what would have been a go-ahead goal in the second half. That wasn’t meant to be, as the keeper made a nice save on his teammate, but Chandler’s attacking presence was still felt as Eintracht secured another big three points and now sit outside of a European place on goal differential.
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
Green watched from the bench as Bayern lost to Dortmund 1-0.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson did not make the 18-man roster in Bremen’s aforementioned loss to Eintracht.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson was subbed on with 15 minutes to play in a tie game which Gladbach would go on to lose 2-1 to Koln. Though he was only on the pitch for a short time, Johnson completed all of his passes and took three shots as well, providing a boost of life to the Gladbach attack. Unfortunately, a brilliant late free kick buried the side in the Rhine Derby.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Still recovering from injury, Morales was not in the Ingolstadt 18-man squad which beat Darmstadt 1-0.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic was deployed with just two minutes remaining to help his side see out a massive 1-0 win in Der Klassiker. Though he didn’t start on the weekend, Dortmund have a busy week upcoming, as they host Legia Warsaw in the UCL before a Bundesliga match with Eintracht, so the youngster should see more time soon.
Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz, Swiss Super League, on loan from SC Freiburg)
Stanko was an unused sub as Vaduz were hammered by FC Basel 6-0.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood did not make the Hamburg side which drew Hoffenheim 2-2 as he served the second game of his three-match ban for the red card he picked up against Koln on October 30.
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim, on loan to Bochum)
Canouse was brought on in the 87th minute of a 1-1 game and helped Bochum to a draw against Eintracht Braunschweig. Bochum sit in 11th but are just seven points outside of a spot in the promotion playoff.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter was an unused sub for Dusseldorf in a 1-0 win over St. Pauli.
Fafa Picault (St. Pauli)
Picault did not make the 18-man squad for the aforementioned loss.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten came up huge for Sandhausen on the weekend, starting and scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Karlsruher. With his side down 1-0 in the second half, the referee blew the whistle following a tangle in the box on a corner kick, and Wooten stepped up to the ensuing spot kick, sending the keeper the wrong way and rolling the ball into the net. Then, in the 74th minute, Wooten had a classy one-touch, side-foot finish from 18 yards out which he perfectly curled just inside the keeper's near post. It was the kind of goal a quality striker might score, and Wooten should be very proud of making a difficult finish look pedestrian. With seven tallies on the season, Wooten is fifth on the 2. Bundesliga scoring table.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Siebatcheu was brought on with half an hour to play for Reims, who were down a goal to Laval and would ultimately go on to lose 2-0. The attacker did not make the impact he would have wanted, picking up a 70th-minute yellow card.
Ethan Horvath (Molde, Tippeligaen)
Horvath’s season ended November 6, with Molde finishing in fifth. The Tippeligaen begins a new campaign in March.
Bjorn-Maars Johnsen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Though he didn’t have a goal or assist in Hearts’ 3-3 draw with Hamilton Academical, Johnsen was a pest on the wing throughout his 78 minutes on the pitch. Johnsen played a big role in Hearts’ second goal as, after shaking a defender, his cross was punched clear, ultimately finding a teammate, who cut the deficit in half. Given the high-scoring affair, he would have wanted to make a direct impact, but if he can keep his form up, the tallies will come.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Kitchen will obviously be disappointed with his backline conceding three times, but the 24-year-old will be ecstatic at having recorded the game-tying assist in the 86th minute. Kitchen slipped Callum Paterson through on goal, and the forward did the rest, finding the net for the final tally in the wild six-goal affair.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen, Eredivisie)
Payne was not part of the Groningen 18-man roster which beat ADO Den Haag 2-1.
Rubio Rubin (Utrecht, Eredivisie)
Rubin watched from the bench as Utrecht drew Twente 1-1.