Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Finally, Cameron’s Stoke City side secured its first Premier League win of the season on Saturday, a 2-1 decision against Bournemouth. Cameron put in an excellent shift at center back for the home side, with a game-high 11 clearances and three tackles. Previously, in a midweek 1-0 Capital One Cup win over Fulham, Cameron put in a full 90 in central midfield as the Potters advanced to the round of 16, where they’ll host Chelsea.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Like last week, Guzan kept his side in its Premier League contest, and again came up on the losing end as Aston Villa fell 3-2 at Liverpool. Guzan was hardly at fault for any of Liverpool’s goals and made nine saves, three of the spectacular variety, but the Villains fell into the relegation zone with the defeat. It wasn’t all doom and gloom for the keeper, however, as he posted a clean sheet in a 1-0 League Cup win over rivals Birmingham City in the midweek.
Tim Howard (Everton)
He wasn’t quite as good as he’s been throughout the early part of the season, but Howard helped his side to a win Monday nonetheless, making two saves in a 3-2 comeback victory over West Brom. Howard was beaten by Saido Berahino late in the first half after an incisive run, and by a Craig Dawson header after the break, but his side was bailed out by Romelu Lukaku, who scored twice and assisted an Arouna Kone strike to take the three points. Howard was an unused substitute during a 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Reading in the midweek.
DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
In his first Sunderland appearance, Yedlin put an admirable showing forth, though the Black Cats lost 4-1 to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup. Matched up against Raheem Sterling, there was little Yedlin could do about three of City’s four first-half goals, though he was tardy setting up an offside trap on City’s second. Yedlin did help himself to a late assist with an inch-perfect cross to Ola Toivonen, his second excellent delivery in the contest. Though he sat out a 3-0 loss to Manchester United on the weekend, Yedlin’s debut performance is likely to open the eyes of manager Dick Advocaat, who praised the right back after the game, and he should earn a bit more playing time moving forward.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers was not involved for Tottenham’s senior team in either of its games this week, and the U-21s were not in action.
Gedion Zelalem (Rangers, on loan from Arsenal)
The Arsenal loanee continued to impress for Rangers this week, playing 75 minutes in a midweek cup loss to St. Johnstone and notching an assist in a 4-0 win over Greenock Morton on Sunday. Zelalem played in James Tavernier for Rangers’ third of their victory before coming off in the 62nd minute, and could have had at least one more assist in each of the side’s contests this week if not for some poor finishing.
Cody Cropper (MK Dons)
Cropper is sidelined with a knee injury, which required him to have surgery, and he is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Hyndman finally made his season debut for Fulham’s senior squad in the aforementioned Capital One Cup loss to Stoke, coming off the bench in the 82nd minute. He was not involved in the U-21s’ game against Derby on Monday, having traveled back to the U.S. to participate in Olympic Qualifying.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
After playing left back in the loss to Stoke, Ream moved back to his spot in the center of the park for Friday’s Championship contest with QPR, and he again impressed in a 4-0 win over Rangers. Ream had a game-high six clearances for the Cottagers, who sit in 13th but could climb as high as eighth depending on their game in hand, which is Tuesday against Wolves.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj put an excellent showing forward for Forest in a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield. He assisted on his side’s only goal, heading a long cross back into the middle for Ryan Mendes to hammer home, and hand five clearances and four tackles for Forest. However, Lichaj and his teammates will be disappointed after allowing an 84th-minute equalizer.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Novakovich played 72 minutes for the U-21s on Friday
Danny Williams (Reading)
After coming off the bench in a midweek cup loss to Everton (in which he nearly equalized late on), Williams worked 90 minutes in a 2-1 Championship win over Burnley which moves the Royals up to third in the table. Williams led his side with five shots, one of which was on target, and picked up a late yellow card as the visitors stunned the Clarets with two goals in the first 10 minutes. Reading’s next contest is a huge one, at home against second-place Middlesbrough on Saturday.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Brooks is still in recovery from injury, but his side are getting along just fine, as Hertha picked up four points in two games this week and ascended to sixth in the Bundesliga.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler is still sidelined after tearing his meniscus in Eintracht’s final match before the international break. He will likely miss another month or so. Eintracht lost to Schalke before drawing Brooks’ Berlin side on the weekend. They currently sit in 11th.
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
It was another good week for Green in the Bayern-area Regionalliga, as he scored twice in as many games for the powerhouse’s reserve side. Both goals were his team's second of the match, and both put the game out of reach as he scored in the 87th minute of a 3-0 win over Buchbach and ten minutes sooner in a 2-0 win over Viktoria Aschaffenburg. Green has now netted three times in his last four league appearances for the side, which could get him some looks from the higher ups.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
The forward only made it on the team sheet for Bremen’s mid-week game against Darmstadt, as he was scratched from the lineup on the weekend with a knock, but he rewarded his coach for giving him the start Tuesday, scoring on 18 minutes to put his side up a goal. Johannsson received a curling cross and was in perfect position to throw his body at the ball and direct it into the net with his head. Unfortunately, Bremen gave up a goal on either side of halftime and lost 2-1 before losing on the weekend 3-0 to Bayer Leverkusen.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson is back from injury and made an immediate impact for Glabach, scoring just five minutes into his return in a 4-2 win over Augsburg. Following some scrappy play in the area, the ball popped up to Johnson, and he lashed it past the keeper from 12 yards out. He was taken off just before the hour mark. On the weekend, he didn’t have a direct impact, but the winger scored a 7.4 on whoscored.com and logged a full ninty minutes in a 3-1 win over Stuttgart. The points were Gladbach’s
Jerome Kiesewetter (VFB Stuttgart)
Though Stuttgart II had a pair of fixtures this week, Kiesewetter only appeared in one, as a substitute for the final 30-plus minutes of a 2-1 loss to Chemnitzer. When the Yank entered the contest, all of the tallies had already been recorded, so it's hard to say he had any impact on the side.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Ingolstadt’s iron man continued his run of playing every minute of the year, logging another 180 this week for the Bundesliga side who surprisingly sit mid-table after their promotion. The midfielder had little impact in either fixture, as Ingolstadt lost to Hamburg 1-0 in the mid-week and tied Cologne 1-1 on Friday.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Boyd continues to get closer to a return from a long-term knee injury for fourth-place RB Leipzig, but he remains on the sidelines. We expect to see the Bremen-born forward back in action within the next few weeks.
Bobby Wood (FC Union Berlin)
Wood played and scored in both of Union Berlin’s games this week, a pair of 3-2 results, the first a loss to FSV Frankfurt and the second a win against Duisburg. Wood opened the scoring against Frankfurt on 39 minutes with some nifty footwork in the box before lashing home a low laser. He also provided the latter fixture’s first goal four minutes in by nicely turning a cross into the far netting from close range. Much like Green, Wood also has three goals in his last four fixtures and seems to be finding his form in Berlin.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten played in both of Sandhusen’s matches this week, logging 90 minutes in each, the first a 1-1 draw with 1860 Munich and the second a 1-0 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf. The striker didn’t get his name on the scoring sheet, but he did pick up a late yellow card against Dusseldorf.
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Bedoya’s Nantes side were thoroughly taken apart by French giants PSG, with the forward reciving a lackluster 6.7 whoscored.com rating in the 4-1 loss. It’s never a shame to lose to PSG, but Nantes have now lost four straight after starting with two wins and a draw. It's still very early, but they sit just three points above the relegation zone.
Ethan Horvath (Molde)
The workload continues to grow for Horvath, who started both of Molde’s fixtures this week, a pair of 1-0 losses to Stromsgodset and Bob Bradley’s Stabaek side. They aren’t great results for the keeper, who would always like to keep a clean sheet, but his offense is giving little help to the cause. A big week lies ahead, as the Norwegians host Ajax in the Europa League on Thursday.
Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht)
Rubin did receive his first league start of the season, but was mediocre in a 3-3 draw with Cambuur. Ordinarily, a host of goals is good for a forward, but Rubin was uninvolved on all three as he continues to search for his legs in the Netherlands. However, there was some good news for Rubin, as he scored in stoppage time of a 2-0 midweek cup win over ONS Sneek.