Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron remains sidelined with a concussion but is expected to make his way back to the first team soon. Stoke drew Leicester 2-2.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman was not in the Bournemouth 18-man roster which beat Newcastle 1-0.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams came on for Huddersfield with his side up a goal and down a man and helped see out a 1-0 win over West Brom. He didn’t do much of note during his half hour on the pitch but did pass at 80 percent while also picking up a yellow card.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin logged a full shift in Newcastle’s aforementioned loss to Bournemouth. Though Yedlin was not responsible for the Cherries’ heartbreaking
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem is recovering from a torn ACL suffered at the U-20 World Cup in May. Initial estimates had him missing up to nine months, which means he likely won’t see the field at any level until 2018. However, he has been added to Arsenal’s Europa League squad and looks to be slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Sheffield United, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers appeared twice for Sheffield this week, in a 1-0 loss to QPR and a 4-1 win over Hull. In the midweek loss, Carter-Vickers was involved in the lone tally against, but he wasn’t responsible for it as his keeper bundled into the center back unnecessarily and dropped the ball for an easy goal. On the weekend, Carter-Vickers unexpectedly took his talents to the other side of the pitch, providing a game-tying assist on the first of Leon Clarke’s four goals. The right-sided center back made an overlapping run in the final third and provided a low cross to the near post for Clarke, who did well to score from the tight angle. That knotted the contest up at one and got Sheffield rolling towards three more as they moved into second in the Championship. Though he is known for his defensive prowess, Carter-Vickers has shown this season, and again did this weekend, that he can sneak up on teams in the attack.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch was not in the 18 for Sunderland’s 3-3 midweek draw with Bolton but was an unused sub on the weekend in a 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough. The Black Cats sit dead last in the table and desperately need a spark of some sort.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj had a mixed week, playing 180 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Reading and a 4-0 win over QPR. Lichaj wasn’t directly responsible for any of the Royals’ tallies, but he should have closed down better on Pelle Clement, whose inch-perfect chip was directed home for Reading’s third of the day. He had an equally silent game on the weekend but was part of the backline that kept a clean sheet. Forest sit ninth but are just two points outside of the promotion playoff.
James Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday)
Murphy did not appear in either of Wednesday’s 2-1 wins this week, and the U23s are on break until Tuesday.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream had a poor week for Fulham, playing 180 minutes in a pair of 2-0 defeats, to Bristol City and Wolverhampton. Against Bristol, Ream was beaten for both goals, first by an over-the-top ball in the 29th minute which his mark crossed for an easy finish. Ten minutes later, he again let his man slip behind, this time via a low through ball, and for the second time, a cross was turned into an easy finish. He wasn’t as culpable on the weekend, with both goals coming from headed free kicks (and not his marks), but Ream’s backline still surrendered 15 shots and dropped to 19th in the league.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Robinson started twice for Bolton this week, in their aforementioned draw with Sunderland and a 2-1 win over Norwich City. In the midweek, Robinson was not at fault for any of Sunderland’s tallies and provided a huge assist at the other end. With the game tied at two, Robinson stole a back pass near the endline and propped up the ball to the back post for Karl Henry to finish on the volley. He didn’t have quite the same offensive performance against Norwich but also played no role in the Canaries’ 93rd-minute consolation tally.
Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
League 1 was off this week as those sides began play in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup and had midweek action in the Checkatrade Trophy (also known as the EFL Trophy). Dons were not a participant in the latter, and Ariyibi was an unused sub as they advanced in the FA Cup by smacking eighth-tier Hyde United 4-0.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes was twice a sub this week as Scunthorpe fell on penalties to Doncaster in the EFL Trophy and drew Northampton in the FA Cup. Holmes didn’t play a big role in either match but will have a chance to redeem himself in both competitions. Despite the loss, Scunthorpe advanced through the group stage of the Checkatrade Trophy and will get a replay next weekend with fellow third-tier side Northampton in the FA Cup.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks had an awful game for Wolfsburg in their 3-3 draw against his former side Hertha Berlin. Twenty seconds into the contest, the center back went flying forward into an unsuccessful challenge, and Hertha took the lead seconds later when a striker was slipped into the space he had vacated. He almost redeemed himself with an exquisite flick minutes later from a free kick which hit the post, but while Mario Gomez was there to tap it in, he was ruled offsides by VAR. After his side battled to take a 2-1 lead, Brooks was then beaten in the air by Karim Rekik, who headed home a free kick to tie the game. Then, with his side up 3-2, Brooks and the rest of the backline totally lost any form (and energy) and were carved up on a broken play that resulted in the final equalizer of the contest. Though Wolfsburg outshot Hertha 20-10 on the day, Brooks’ (and the rest of his defensive line’s) impotence cost the Wolves three points on the day.
Chandler underwent knee surgery on the injury he suffered against Dortmund on October 21 and will be out for the remainder of 2017. The injury only appears to be a small tear of the meniscus, however, and the hope is that he may be able to return some time shortly after the Bundesliga’s winter break.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson shockingly made his second appearance of the season for Werder, but, less shockingly, it was as a 90th-minute substitute. Bremen had just conceded to go behind 2-1, and Johannsson actually had a chance to tie the game and make himself a hero, but his close-range header went wide. He did little else of note in his short minutes on the pitch as Werder fell 2-1.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson was an unused sub for Gladbach, who drew 1-1 with Mainz.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
McKennie logged a full shift for Schalke in a 1-0 win over Freiburg. The central midfielder put in four tackles and won an aerial on the day while also recording a shot. Schalke were on the back foot for most of the game, but their defense didn’t break, and a slice of luck saw them nab all three points and move up to fourth in the Bundesliga.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
His club may have had a week to forget, but Pulisic can hold his head high after a pair of impressive displays. In a 1-1 Champions League draw with APOEL, Pulisic lined up as a right winger and was a constant threat for Dortmund, tallying four shots — though only one on target — and completing seven dribbles, two fewer than every other player on the pitch combined for. On the weekend, he continued that form in Der Klassiker, setting Bundesliga individual season highs in attempted take-ons (14) and successful ones (eight). He also contributeda sneaky nutmeg on Arjen Robben just before Dortmund’s only goal, but that tally came far too late as the Black and Yellows fell to Bayern 3-1. Despite Pulisic’s impressive form, Dortmund have hit a major skid, as they’ve lost three of four Bundesliga games and fallen into third place while also being all but eliminated from the UCL after Tottenham’s win over Real Madrid.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Shockingly, not only did Stanko’s name show up on Freiburg’s team sheet this weekend, the 24-year-old was actually included in the starting lineup for his team’s aforementioned 1-0 loss to Schalke. With manager Christian Streich’s defensive options limited, Stanko was given his first ever Bundesliga appearance on the left side of a back three and acquitted himself well. He made three clearances and won two aerials and one tackle, also completing 49 of 61 passes attempted, and he wasn’t responsible for the only goal of the game going against his team. It remains to be
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
This week provided a pair of setbacks for Wood to overcome. A few days afterHamburg manager Markus Gisdol said the striker is in a “negative spiral” to reporters, Wood was left out of the Bundesliga squad that lost 3-1 to Stuttgart on Saturday. More concerningly, his replacement, 17-year-old Jann-Fiete Arp, scored the side’s third goal and put in a solid all-around display. That could pose a problem for Wood, who might have a tough time winning his starting spot back if Arp continues to impress. The next few weeks could be telling.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd was brought on with Darmstadt up 2-1 in the 75th minute to help his team see out the game. He won one aerial and one tackle during his time on the pitch, but Boyd was unsuccessful in his main task as Eintracht Braunschweig earned a point with a stoppage-time equalizer.
McKinzie Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines wasn’t involved in Darmstadt’s draw.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
No new information has been released about the injury that has kept George out for the past two weeks, but he wasn’t included in Regensburg’s 18-man squad that defeated Greuther Fuerth 3-2.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
Once again, Gipson served as an unused sub for Sandhausen in a 1-0 loss to Duisburg.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten remains sidelined, and according to reports in the German media, he has suffered a setback in his recovery from the thigh injury that has kept him out for all but one game this season. It’s looking increasingly likely that the striker won’t be available for Sandhausen until after the 2. Bundesliga’s winter break, although that has not been officially declared just yet. As always, if any news about the injury comes to light, we’ll pass it along.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
In the loss to Duisburg, Wright was a late substitute, brought on in the 81st minute to try and salvage a result. He almost did so, forcing a save with his only shot attempt in the 91st minute, but he wasn’t able to help Sandhausen avoid a second straight defeat.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
Green still hasn’t returned to Fuerth’s squad after injury and was not involved in their 3-2 loss to Regensburg.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
As has been the trend in recent times, Kiesewetter did not make the 18-man squad for league-leading Dusseldorf, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Heidenheim on Sunday. He did, however, play 90 minutes for the U-23 side in a 3-1 loss to Bonner.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales played the first hour of ingolstadt’s 2-1 win over Nurnberg, coming off with the game tied at one in the 59th minute. The midfielder had a busy day, tallying four shots — two on target — as well as three aerial wins and two tackles, but he wasn’t too involved in the play otherwise. Still, Ingolstadt pulled out a win thanks to an 81st-minute penalty.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath was back on the bench for the second consecutive week, and his competitor, Guillaume Hubert, kept a clean sheet as Brugge played Anderlecht to a scoreless draw.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga played 180 minutes for Vitesse over two game this week, a 2-0 Europa League loss to Zulte-Waregem and a 0-0 Eredivisie draw with PEC Zwolle. In the former, Miazga was decent, tallying a game-high 118 touches and racking up six clearances, but he was beaten far too easily on a corner kick that led to Zulte-Waregem’s opener. Against Zwolle, Miazga helped his back line keep a clean sheet but had a relatively quiet game with just two clearances and one dribble.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Novakovich didn’t get himself on the scoresheet this weekend, but Telstar remained red hot with a 3-1 win in which Novakovich played 90 minutes. After their fifth straight win, Telstar sit tied for third place in the Eerste Divisie table.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne played the final 20 minutes of Excelsior’s 1-0 win over Roda. The fullback impressed in his time on the
Kenny Saief (Gent, Jupiler League)
Saief continues to inch closer to a return from the hernia injury that’s kept him out since the summer. He was on the bench this weekend for Gent but did not appear in the contest, a 1-0 win over Standard Liege.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Siebatcheu started and played all 90 minutes for Reims on Monday, but he wasn’t able to make an impact on the scoresheet in a scoreless draw with Le Havre.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
After being sent off in Tours’ 2-0 loss to Lorient last week, Tall was suspended for this weekend’s 3-2 win over Bourg en Bresse Peronnas.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Belgian First Division A)
Torres was an unused substitute in Lokeren’s scoreless draw against Genk.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
It does not appear that Akale was involved with Villarreal’s second or third teams this week.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham, Championship)
After making his debut last week, de la Torre was again in Fulham’s senior side, but he was an unused sub in their aforementioned loss to Bristol City. He was not in the 18-man roster for their weekend clash with Wolves.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fossey did not play for Fulham’s PL 2 or senior sides this week. Of note, the PL 2 did not play this week and is on break until November 17th.
Kyle Gruno (Leicester, Premier League)
With the PL 2 out of action, Gruno did not see the pitch for Leicester.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann started and kept a clean sheet for Hertha’s reserves in a goalless draw with BFC Dynamo.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
After breaking into the senior side last week, Moore was not in any Levante squad this week, senior or youth.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
The PL 2 is on break until November 17th, meaning Olosunde was out of action this weekend.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez did not appear in Livorno’s 2-1 win over Robur Siena.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Koln II’s scheduled match against Borussia Dortmund this weekend was postponed, and Scott didn’t appear for either the U-19s or the senior side.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott did not play for any of Chelsea’s teams this week.
Joel Sonora (Stuttgart, Bundesliga)
Sonora played 180 minutes for Stuttgart II this week, going the distance in both a 2-2 draw with Kickers Offenbach and a 2-0 loss to Schott Mainz.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague started and scored in the 57th minute for Schalke’s U-19 side in a 6-1 thrashing of Borussia Monchengladbach.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman played twice for Bayern Munich II this week, scoring his team’s second goal in an eventual 2-2 draw with Seligenporten in which he went 90 minutes before playing 88 minutes in a 2-0 win over Ingolstadt II.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
Weah was a 53rd-minute substitute in PSG II’s 3-1 win over Raon l’Etape on the weekend after playing 90 minutes as a left winger and tallying an assist in the U-19 team’s 3-2 loss to Anderlecht in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was a 65th-minute substitute for Werder Bremen II, but his team went from 10 men to nine moments after he entered and proceeded to get throttled 5-0 by Sonnenhof Grossaspach.