Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
After going off injured in last week’s loss to Watford, Cameron missed both of Stoke’s contests this week, a league cup win over Chelsea on penalties and a scoreless draw with Newcastle. It’s unclear whether he will be ready to go when the Potters again host Chelsea in Premier League action this weekend.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Guzan was again between the sticks Monday and was beaten three times in a 3-1 loss at Tottenham
Tim Howard (Everton)
Though it wasn’t quite easy sailing, Howard played an important role in Everton’s 6-2 drubbing of Sunderland, making seven saves as the Toffees moved back into the top half of the table. Howard could do little on either of Sunderland’s goals or their two shots off the post, but he did have a fantastic early stop on Jermain Defoe, then helped his side see the game out with a flurry of stops in the closing minutes. October was a tough month for Howard, but his start to November suggests that better things are on the horizon with a difficult matchup against West Ham upcoming.
DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
In that previously discussed loss to Everton, Yedlin played on the right side of a 3-5-2 formation and was subbed off just after the hour mark. Though he wasn’t directly responsible for any of Everton’s tallies, Yedlin was caught up the field far too often on the afternoon, with the space behind him often utilized by Everton’s dangerous wingers Arouna Kone and Gerard Deulofeu. He’ll hope to do better this weekend when 19th-place Sunderland, who have the worst defensive record in the BPL, return home to face Southampton.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers performed well in a 3-1 victory for Spurs’ U-21s over Chelsea on Friday, putting a shot on goal from a corner and making a vital intervention late while Tottenham were holding onto a clean sheet. More importantly for the 17-year-old, Carter-Vickers signed an extension to his current Spurs deal, which now runs through 2018. He’ll hope to break through into the first team at some point in the next year or so after impressing for the youth teams over the past few seasons.
Gedion Zelalem (Rangers, on loan from Arsenal)
Rangers’ unbeaten start to the Scottish Championship campaign came to an end Sunday with a 2-1 road loss to Hibernian, with Zelalem coming off the bench in the 58th minute and failing to make a positive impact. In fact, he was singled out by many Rangers fans on Twitter for his poor performance. With his loan to Scotland set to end in January, it seems many would prefer to see him return to Arsenal sooner rather than later.
Cody Cropper (MK Dons)
Cropper returned to Dons’ bench for the first time since suffering a knee injury in late August, watching a 2-0 loss to Hull. With MK Dons sitting on just 11 points, the 22-year-old will hope to work his way into the starting lineup in the coming months, though starter David Martin has been decent throughout the season.
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Although he still hasn’t played a Championship game for Fulham’s senior side this season and looks likely to leave after the year, Hyndman is still playing an important part for the U-21s. He again went the distance in the center of the park Thursday as Fulham earned a 1-0 win over Swansea with a late goal.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream did play for Fulham in a 4-1 win over Bristol City, putting in an impressive display as the Cottagers opened up a 4-0 lead in the first half. Playing as left-center back in a 3-5-2 formation, Ream completed 80 percent of his passes and made three tackles as Fulham moved into 10th place with a second consecutive win.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj was an unused substitute for Forest in a 1-0 loss to red-hot Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. He’ll hope to return to the side next weekend against
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Reading’s youth side was not in action this week, and Novakovich did not make the 18-man senior squad that faced league-leading Brighton.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Williams, however, was instrumental in the Royals earning a 1-1 draw over the unbeaten Seagulls. The German-born midfielder completed 68 of his 71 passes and took five shots, one of which tipped off the outside of the post. He also made three pass interceptions, two blocks, and two clearances as Reading held firm in seventh place, just one point out of the final playoff position.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Despite Hertha having a DFB-Pokal match mid-week as well as their regular Bundesliga fixture on the weekend, Brooks was an unused substitute in both games.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler was also absent this week, not making the 18-man squad in either of his side’s fixtures. However, it wasn’t a bad week for Frankfurt, as they bounced back from a 1-0 cup loss to Erzgebirge Aue to get the first points off Bayern Munich this weekend in a goalless draw.
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
Bayern II’s second leading goalscorer logged a full shift this weekend in a 2-2 draw with Amberg. He didn’t do much of note in the fixture, but it appears that Green has solidified his spot in the reserves and hopefully will get some looks from the first side this year.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson remains out with a hip injury, and, after undergoing surgery this week, it was announced that the Icelandic-American will likely sit on the sidelines until the new year.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson started his week off by coming on after halftime in Monchengladbach’s 2-0 DFB-Pokal victory over Schalke that secured their place in the final 16, where they will face Johansson's Werder side. On the weekend, the left midfielder provided the assist on Gladbach’s opener of a 4-1 win over Hertha Berlin. Johnson received a tantalizing ball through and tried to maneuver around the goalie. The ball came off his foot, but went straight to his teammate Oscar Wendt, who smashed it home. After five consecutive losses to start the season, Gladbach
Jerome Kiesewetter (VFB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter put the cherry on top of Stuttgart II’s 3-1 win over Hansa Rostock, scoring in the 93rd minute to put the game out of reach. It was a massive win, too, for the second side, as they have jumped up to 17th in the 3. Liga and are only currently safe on goal differential, with Rostock in 19th now.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales was inserted into a 1-1 draw with Schalke in the 78th minute just after Leroy Sane had netted the equalizer. There wasn’t much to be done for the minnows, who saw out a solid draw against a UCL-challenging side.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Boyd has suffered a setback in his return from a long-term knee injury and will likely remain on the sidelines into 2016.
Bobby Wood (FC Union Berlin)
The striker played 75 minutes for Union Berlin who, for the second consecutive week, were involved in a 2-0 fixture, this time coming out victorious against Heidenheim. Wood wasn’t involved in either goal, but the win was a big one for his side as they stay perched above the 2. Bundesliga’s relegation zone.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten was not involved in Sandhausen’s cup loss on penalties to Heidenheim, but he was used as a sub on the weekend, coming on in the 68th minute against RB Leipzig. Unfortunately for Wooten, he entered with the score tied but Leipzig broke the deadlock and snatched the points six minutes later.
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Like he has for the past few weeks, Bedoya remains out with an illness that seems to be getting worse rather than better. His return date is unclear.
Ethan Horvath (Molde)
In the Tippeligaen’s penultimate fixture, Horvath again manned the pipes for Molde in a 4-1 win over Viking. Horvath has asserted dominance over the starter's role in the second half of the season and has helped Molde, who have won their last four fixtures, climb the table, of which they currently sit in sixth. They can’t quite make it to third for another Europa League berth, but Molde will continue to play in that competition when the domestic season ends, as they currently sit atop Group A and look strong favorites for a place in the knockout round.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
Rubin will miss out for at least the next month — and possibly longer — after undergoing foot surgery.