Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron was deployed as a right center back in a three-man backline in Stoke’s 2-1 loss to Bournemouth. The 32-year-old was not responsible for either of the Cherries’ tallies and did well to win five aerials on the day. However, he only passed at a 57 percent clip as Stoke’s dip in form continued..
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman was not part of Bournemouth’s aforementioned win over Stoke. He also didn’t appear for the U-21s.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams started and played 90 minutes in the heart of the midfield for Huddersfield, who stunned Manchester United 2-1. Other than making four tackles, Williams didn’t have a great game on the stat sheet, but he did still play an integral role in taking down the Red Devils. Williams, along with Aaron Mooy and Jonathan Hogg, put in a splendid display in the middle of the park, cutting off United’s supply lines with dogged effort. It is the kind of win and performance that Williams has been begging to be a part of while in the Championship the past few seasons, and now that he’s in the top flight, he is finally making good on his billing.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin logged a full shift at right back in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. Though he was up against the weakest opposition in the league and it took his side 86 minutes to find the breakthrough, Yedlin still did his job to keep the Eagles off the scoresheet. He wasn’t as electric as he can be going forward, but most importantly, Newcastle, who now sit in seventh, got the points.
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 was the centerpiece of Sheffield’s three-man backline in their 2-1 win over Reading. The 19-year-old did well to quell the Royals’ attacks for most of the day but was responsible for a couple of errors that led to their 85th-minute consolation tally. First, he failed to head a long ball fully clear, and it was his runner who then slipped in behind to provide an assist. That display wasn’t his strongest, but United still won the game, only conceded once, and allowed just five shots.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch was subbed on just before stoppage time in Sunderland’s 3-3 draw at Brentford. He could not strike the blow that would have sent the away fans into a frenzy. Sunderland have drawn three straight but still sit second to last in the division.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj got just his second league start of the season this week and made great on the opportunity, scoring Forest’s second goal in a 2-0 win over Burton. Lichaj was a threat going forward all game, providing attacking width from right back and causing problems in both halves for Burton. His 78th-minute goal, created by a quick one-two and a neat finish, killed off the game, ensuring Forest would leave with the points. After not getting any run to start the season, Lichaj has worked his way into the starting lineup, and it is hard to think he will be letting go of that spot after his performance this weekend.
James Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday)
Murphy was not in Wednesday’s squad for their 2-0 loss to Derby.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream played a full 90 minutes at center back in a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa. He wasn’t directly responsible for either goal and passed at a 93 percent rate, but he didn’t have a lockdown game either. Villa had 15 shots on the day and pushed the Fulham backline around, which Ream was surely at least partially culpable for.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Robinson again was an unused sub for Bolton, who earned another point this week in a 1-1 draw with QPR.
Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi was twice a sub this week, coming on very late
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes twice started this week for Scunthorpe and was twice subbed out, first after 76 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Fleetwood and then at halftime in a 2-1 win over Peterborough. He made little impact in either fixture, and watching him come off early twice is certainly not a promising sign.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks didn’t make his return to game action this week, but he has returned to training for Wolfsburg. The Wolves are seventh-worst in the league in goals conceded, so his return will be greatly welcomed.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
It went from bad to worse this week for Chandler, who suffered a knee injury and will be out for quite some time. The right winger went down without being touched and tore a ligament in his knee during Frankfurt’s 2-2 draw with Borussia Dortmund. A timetable for his return is not yet available.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson was not in Bremen’s squad for their goalless draw with Cologne.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
It was a bittersweet week for Johnson, as he scored for the first time this season, but his Gladbach team was pounded 5-1 by Leverkusen. Johnson made his way onto the end of Thorgan Hazard’s cross in the seventh minute and gave the hosts an early lead with a thumping finish, and he could have had an assist later in the first half had Hazard tucked away Johnson’s excellent cross. A five-goal second half for Leverkusen completely overshadowed his nice finish, however. Gladbach currently sit in eighth but are just two points out of fourth place.
McKennie was an unused sub for Schalke, who beat Mainz 2-0.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic started twice and played 180 minutes for Dortmund this week, although he wasn’t able to make a major impact in a pair of draws. First, against APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League, the winger was fairly lively — finishing with two shots off target and five successful dribbles — but he also lost possession six times as Dortmund were held to a 1-1 draw. Then, in a 2-2 tie with Eintracht Frankfurt, Pulisic was mostly kept quiet, putting one of three shot efforts on target and making two tackles but completing just one dribble.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Stanko remains on the outskirts of the Freiburg squad looking in. He wasn’t included in their matchday 18-man roster that drew 1-1 with Hertha Berlin.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
With Hamburg hosting Bayern Munich this weekend, Wood had an extremely difficult task, and he unsurprisingly struggled to make an impact in a 1-0 loss. The striker did his best to affect the game but only won one of four aerial battles and completed just nine of 14 passes without recording a shot. It didn’t help that Hamburg went down to 10 men in the first half, but their seventh consecutive game without a win pushed Wood’s side into the relegation playoff place.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd was not in the Darmstadt 18-man squad that lost 1-0 to Fortuna Dusseldorf.
McKinzie Gaines (Darmstadt)
As mentioned above, Gaines received his first ever professional start against Dusseldorf and played the first half as a left midfielder. The 19-year-old didn’t see much of the ball, finishing with just four passes completed (in four attempts), but he did win one tackle and complete one dribble. Still, the youngster will look to use the platform he’s gotten the last few weeks as a springboard over the coming weeks as he tries to nail down a regular spot for Darmstadt.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
George was forced off after 15 minutes in Jahn Regensburg’s 1-0 loss at Erzgebirge Aue with an injury. There’s no real update on what the specific issue that ended his day was, but we’ll pass along updates as they come.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
Gipson was an unused substitute for Sandhausen in a 1-1 draw with St. Pauli on Monday.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten wasn’t included in Sandhausen’s roster as he continues recovery from the injury that’s kept him out for much of the season. He may be close to a return, however.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Like Gipson, Wright was on the bench and didn’t leave it in Sandhausen’s draw.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
Green was not in the 18-man roster for Greuther Fuerth’s 3-1 loss to Union Berlin. He is reportedly injured, although the exact problem isn’t known at the moment.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Once again, Kiesewetter wasn’t in the Dusseldorf squad that defeated Darmstadt to remain three points clear atop the 2. Bundesliga table.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales was a central figure for Ingolstadt in a 3-0 win over Heidenheim, lining up in a three-man midfield and playing all 90 minutes. The 27-year-old forced one first-half save, but it was his other work that was particularly impressive as he won five aerials, two interceptions, and one tackle. Ingolstadt have started to pick up some momentum over the past few weeks, and Morales and his teammates will hope it continues.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath kept his fourth clean sheet of the season this weekend to help Brugge earn a 1-0 win over Royal Antwerp. The 22-year-old made four stops in the game as Brugge won a fifth consecutive game and extended their lead to eight points at the top of the Jupiler League.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga continued to impress this week as he helped Vitesse to a 4-0 league win over Heerenveen and a 1-1 Europa League draw with Zulte-Waregem. In Europe, Miazga wasn’t at his best, but he still tallied seven clearances, won two aerials, picked up a yellow card, and also led his team with 86 touches of the ball. In the Eredivisie win, though, the center back was excellent, preserving his team’s clean sheet with a brilliant goal-line block in the second half. The 22-year-old also racked up nine clearances, seven aerial wins, two interceptions, and even had two shot attempts on the day as Vitesse extended their unbeaten run in Eredivisie play to six games.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Novakovich continued his hot streak with his sixth goal in 10 games as Telstar defeated Helmond Sport 2-1. In the fifth minute, the striker opened the scoring, heading home a broken corner after his initial effort struck the crossbar (the corner begins at 45 seconds in this video). He would go on to play all 90 minutes as
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne was a 71st-minute substitute as Excelsior drew 1-1 with Sparta Rotterdam. The fullback recorded three clearances, one tackle, and one aerial win in his time on the pitch.
Kenny Saief (Gent, Jupiler League)
Saief suffered a setback to his hernia injury recently and remains out of action. We will keep you informed as more news comes in.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Siebatcheu went all 90 minutes and recorded an early assist to lift Reims to a 1-0 win over Lens. It wasn’t the striker’s most impactful performance, but he made a key play when needed as his second-minute through ball set Diego in on goal for the only tally of the contest. Reims currently lead Ligue 2 by a point over AC Ajaccio.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tall was an unused sub again for Tours in a 1-0 loss to Sochaux.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Belgian First Division A)
Torres did not make Lokeren’s squad that drew 1-1 with Sporting Charleroi.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale didn’t feature for Villarreal’s B team.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham, Championship)
De la Torre featured for Fulham’s PL 2 side in a 4-1 win over Wolves.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fossey did not play in that fixture, however.
Kyle Gruno (Leicester, Premier League)
Gruno did not play for Leicester’s PL 2 side in a 2-0 win over Swansea.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann remains sidelined for the time being with an ankle injury. We will keep you posted as more information rolls in.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
For the second week in a row, Moore was on the bench for Levante’s senior side in a 1-1 draw with Getafe. He still hasn’t cracked the first-team squad this year but is clearly headed on the right path.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde did not make United’s PL 2 squad this week. They fell 3-1 to Liverpool.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez did not play in Livorno’s 2-1 win over Giana Erminio.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott did not appear for any of Koln’s teams this weekend.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott has seemingly joined Chelsea’s senior side on a consistent basis, and he was an unused substitute in their 3-3 Champions League draw with AS Roma.
Joel Sonora (Stuttgart, Bundesliga)
Sonora played 90 minutes as Stuttgart’s reserves were thrashed 5-0 by Saarbrucken.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague started, played 90 minutes, and scored in Schalke’s U-19 team’s 5-1 win over Rot-Weiss Oberhausen.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman was a 60th-minute substitute and was on the pitch for the only goal of Bayern Munich II’s 1-0 win over their crosstown rivals from 1860 Munich.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
Weah played 90 minutes in the USMNT U-17 team’s final World Cup game, a 4-1 loss to England. The forward wasn’t able to make the same impact he had earlier in the tournament’s knockout rounds, but he nonetheless established himself as one to watch throughout the course of the competition.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was a 60th-minute substitute in Werder Bremen II’s 1-1 draw with Sportfreunde Lotte.