Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron still has not returned from a slight hamstring injury, though he should very soon. Stoke were smacked 4-0 by Chelsea and lost in the EFL Cup to Bristol City.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman finally made it onto the pitch for Bournemouth’s first-team squad, but only for an insignificant four minutes in a League Cup triumph over Brighton. After the Cherries took the lead early in extra time, Hyndman entered in the 116th minute to see out the win. He was not in the 18-man Premier League roster which fell 2-1 to Everton on the weekend.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
After making his first ever Premier League start last week, Williams suffered a setback as he was diagnosed with a fractured foot. He is set to miss some time, but the good news is that the fracture has been reported as “very, very small” by team officials, so Williams might not be sidelined for too long. We will keep you informed as more information comes in.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin again started and went 90 minutes for Newcastle in a 1-0 loss to Brighton. The right back won five aerials but did little else of note on the day. Yedlin is a few games behind the rest of his teammates, as it was just his second game of the season, so he is still settling in and regaining his fitness.
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 started and went the distance for Sheffield United in a 4-2 derby win over Sheffield Wednesday. Deployed on the right side of a three-man
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch appeared twice this week for Sunderland, playing 90 minutes against both Everton in a 3-0 Cup loss and Cardiff, in a 2-1 league loss. Though he was shut down against the Toffees, Gooch did score the Black Cats’ only goal on the weekend, converting from the penalty spot after winning the spot kick for his first ever league tally. He also passed at an impressive 86 percent rate, especially solid for a forward. The bad news is that Sunderland have been horrid this year and sit in the relegation zone.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Though he did not play in the 2-1 loss to Aston Villa over the weekend, Lichaj did start and play 90 minutes
James Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday)
Murphy did not play Wednesday’s aforementioned loss to Sheffield United.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream put in a full shift at center back for Fulham in a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough. The defender passed at a 92 percent clip and won five aerials. However, just two minutes after it looked like Fulham had grabbed a late winner, Ream was beaten to a header in the area, and a scramble ensued that led to Boro’s equalizer. It certainly wasn’t all his fault, but Ream did have a chance to stop the attack and couldn’t do so. Fulham sit in the middle of the table, so if they want to really make a run upwards, dropping two points late could be critical.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Robinson again started twice for Bolton this week, but in a pair of 3-0 losses, to West Ham in the cup and Brentford in the league. He logged a full 90 minutes in the midweek, but was replaced after 75 against Brentford so the side could add more attacking power to try for a comeback. Robinson has been solid for Bolton this year, but the club has struggled, as they sit in last place in the Championship, with just two points from nine games.
Gboly Ariyibi (MK Dons, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi started and scored for Dons in a 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon on the weekend. The attacker made his way into the box in the 26th minute with Dons up a goal and received a nifty pass after a brief scramble. He was only eight yards out but hit his effort solidly with pace to beat the keeper and double the lead. Ariyibi now has five goals across 11 games in all competitions as his strong start to the season goes on.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Just like Ariyibi, Holmes also started and scored his side's second goal in a 2-0 win, over Portsmouth. Holmes was in the right place as a Portsmouth defender did horribly with a headed clearance, popping the ball up high in the area. Despite the arcing ball, no one closed in quickly on Holmes who volleyed low into the corner. It wasn’t the cleanest hit, but it was deadly accurate. Scunthorpe now sit fifth in the league and are in striking distance of the top two.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks is sidelined with a thigh injury that will keep him out for three months. He will likely return to action following the Bundesliga’s winter break, but we will keep you informed if anything changes.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler started and logged two full shifts for Frankfurt in a 1-0 win over Cologne and a 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig. Though he did little of note and didn’t fill out the stat sheet in either fixture, Chandler displayed some versatility as he played as a true right back in a four-man backline before playing wingback as part of a five-man unit. His passing, which was 66 and 63 percent, respectively, is a little concerning, however.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson was unsurprisingly not involved for Bremen this week as they drew Wolfsburg and Freiburg. He did play for the reserves, but that’s little consolation for the out-of-favor striker.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson came on as a sub for Gladbach in a 2-0 win over Stuttgart before starting and playing 72 minutes in a 6-1 shellacking at the hands of Dortmund. Shortly after coming on against Stuttgart, Gladbach added their second of the game, so his task was mostly to see out the win. Against Dortmund, he was throttled by the Black and Yellows’ superior side, winning just two
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
McKennie started his first two league games for Schalke (with both appearances ending in substitution) in a 3-0 loss to Bayern and a 2-0 loss to Hoffenheim. Against the league’s best, McKennie actually wasn’t bad in his 57 minutes on the pitch, but he couldn’t stop the Bavarian onslaught. Playing center midfield, McKennie was moving from box to box providing a ton of energy for Schalke. The 19-year-old was in the same spot on the weekend, though he was dispossessed four times before exiting with 20 minutes to play. Still, despite the defeats, it was a significant week in McKennie’s young career.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Once again, Pulisic shined for Dortmund this week as his side earned a pair of Bundesliga wins to stay atop the German table. On Wednesday, the 19-year-old starred in a 3-0 win at Hamburg, scoring Dortmund’s final goal and earning man-of-the-match honors. With his side already up 2-0 in the 79th minute, Pulisic collected a pass from Mahmoud Dahoud and tip-toed his way into the box before lashing a clinical strike off the inside of the far post to add the cherry on top of an impressive win. The winger also tallied four successful dribbles and passed at a 94 percent clip on the day, finishing with a whoscored.com match rating of 8.4. He wasn’t quite as dominant on the weekend as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Maximilian Philipp took center stage, but Pulisic nonetheless impressed in a 6-1 win over Monchengladbach, completing four dribbles again and connecting on 86 percent of his passes.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Stanko wasn’t picked for either of Freiburg’s 18-man squads this week as the side drew 1-1 with Hannover and 0-0 with Bremen.
After missing Hamburg’s loss to Hannover with a knee injury, Wood returned to Markus Gisdol’s squad this week and started twice. It was, however, a very disappointing week for Hamburg, who followed the aforementioned 3-0 defeat to Dortmund with another by that same margin against Leverkusen. Wood struggled to make an impact in 84 minutes against Dortmund, finishing with the fewest touches of any starter, losing the ball three times, and failing to record a shot on goal. Against Leverkusen, the striker was a bit better, but he saw two of his three shots blocked and the other miss the target while he was also dispossessed three times. He contributed in other areas, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a fourth straight loss for Hamburg, who have dropped to 15th place after starting the year with two consecutive wins.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd returned to Darmstadt’s squad with a bang this week. After missing out on their 2-2 draw with Heidenheim, the striker was included as a substitute on the weekend and thrown on with his side down 3-1 in the 88th minute. Within two minutes, Boyd cut the deficit in half with a headed goal off a corner kick, beating the keeper through a crowd of players for his first goal since February 11. A minute later, teammate Tobias Kempe (who assisted on Boyd’s goal) tied the contest to earn Darmstadt a point. Boyd still faces a tall task to become a consistent starter for a Darmstadt side that currently sits in fourth in the 2. Bundesliga, but for the first time this season, he made a huge impact this week.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
George started both of Regensburg’s games this week, playing the first half in a 1-0 loss to league-leading Fortuna Dusseldorf before going the distance in a 2-1 win over Eintracht Braunschweig. Against Dusseldorf, George struggled to get into the game, tallying just one completed dribble and no shots, but he was a threat against Braunschweig, finishing with five shots (three of which were blocked), two dribbles, and a tackle in a game in which Regensburg saw much more of the ball (Braunschweig finished with nine men on the pitch). He didn’t get on the scoresheet, but it was still a solid outing for the winger.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
As has become something of a tradition, Gipson was an unused sub twice this week for Sandhausen.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten remains sidelined with the thigh injury that has kept him off the field for all but 30 minutes this season.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Once again, Wright was — unlike his American compatriots — used twice this week by Sandhausen boss Kenan Kocak. In their 1-0 midweek win over Union Berlin, the 19-year-old was deployed as a 73rd minute substitute, completing one dribble while helping his side see out its fourth win of the season. That cameo was enough to get the striker into the lineup on Friday, although he failed to make a major impact as Sandhausen lost 1-0 to Erzgebirge Aue. Wright forced one save in the contest and passed at an 80 percent clip, but he was starved for service in his 59 minutes on the pitch, finishing with just 16 touches of the ball.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
After winning their first game of the season last week, Fuerth returned to the doldrums with a pair of losses this week, falling 3-0 to Braunschweig and 3-1 to Nurnberg, with Green playing all 180 minutes over the two games. He struggled mightily against Braunschweig, putting his only shot attempt off target while getting dispossessed twice, but he was Fuerth’s best player against Nurnberg, finishing with seven shots — four on target — and completing 90 percent of his pass attempts. The 22-year-old hasn’t yet recorded a goal or an assist for his loan side, but he has certainly solidified himself as an important player for the club.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter did not make either of Dusseldorf’s squads this week as the league leaders beat St. Pauli 2-1 and Jahn Regensburg 1-0.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales played a significant role this week for Ingolstadt, but the side earned just one point in two games. The midfielder went 90 minutes before coming off in stoppage time in a 2-2 draw with Duisburg, in which Morales had two shots off target and had seven aerial wins and four clearances. On the weekend, the 27-year-old was one of Ingolstadt’s standouts in a 2-0 loss to Bochum, as he tallied three shots — one of which hit the crossbar — and won six aerials and two tackles. However, his impressive performances weren’t enough as Ingolstadt, who sit in 16th place, couldn’t break out of their early-season slump.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath wasn’t included in Brugge’s cup side that advanced with a 5-1 win in the midweek, but he once again started on the weekend as the Belgian leaders beat Sporting Charleroi 2-1. The keeper helped his side earn the win, but he was somewhat culpable for the Charleroi goal, rushing off his line and failing to get to a second-half cross that ended up in the back of his net. In truth, had he stayed on his line, Horvath would have had a tough time anyway, as Charleroi’s striker
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
It was a contrasting, but overall solid, week for Miazga and the Vitesse back line. The center back started twice for his side, and while he kept a clean sheet in the first game, it was nonetheless a bitterly disappointing day as holders Vitesse were dumped from the KNVB Cup by fifth-tier AVV Swift on penalties after 120 scoreless minutes. On the weekend, though, the team forgot about that loss with a monumental win, triumphing 2-1 over Ajax at the Amsterdam ArenA. Miazga was outstanding in that one, winning both of his aerials and a recording a stunning 14 clearances, a performance that garnered significant praise in the Dutch media and an Eredivisie Team of the Week nod. He was one of a few defenders who could have done a bit better in terms of marking on Ajax’s goal, but that’s a harsh criticism considering how much he contributed to a memorable away win for his team.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Novakovich started twice for Telstar, scoring his team’s only goal in the seventh minute of its 4-1 Cup loss to VVSB via a penalty. He wasn’t able to have the same goalscoring impact on Monday, but his team performed far better, battling to a 1-1 draw against Jong Ajax.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne saw his first ever first-team action for Excelsior this week, coming off the bench twice. First, he played the entire second half of a 2-1 Cup loss to Heerenveen, although he was unable to help his side turn a 2-0 halftime deficit into a win. On the weekend, he received his first Eredivisie action of the season, tallying three clearances in 18 minutes on the pitch as Excelsior beat AZ Alkmaar 2-0.
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 had a big week for Reims. First, in a 5-0 midweek demolition of Ajaccio, the striker scored his side’s third goal with a penalty before coming off with Reims comfortably up 4-0 in the 67th minute. On the weekend, his impact was more significant, as Siebatcheu scored the winning goal in the 78th minute in a 2-1 victory over Quevilly. Siebatcheu ultimately had a very easy finish,tapping home from a yard out, but he made an intelligent and incisive run into the box to get into position to put the ball into the net. It was Siebatcheu’s fifth league goal in nine games as the 21-year-old continues to impress with his chance.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tall started one game this week for Tours, playing the first 59 minutes of a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Nimes in the midweek. He was an unused substitute as Tours drew 1-1 with Orleans over the weekend.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren)
Torres didn’t make the squad for either of Lokeren’s games this week, a 2-0 Cup win over KFCO Beerschot-Wilrijk and a 2-1 league loss to Standard Liege.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale was on the bench for Villarreal’s C team.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham, Championship)
De la Torre returned from injury this week, playing 63 minutes for Fulham’s reserves in a 4-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fossey was not active for any of Fulham’s squads.
Kyle Gruno (Leicester, Premier League)
Gruno again didn’t play for the Foxes’ PL 2 side, which beat Chelsea this week.
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)
Moore did not play for Atletico Levante this week.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde was subbed just before halftime for United in worrisome manner, as he was stretchered off with an injury. There isn’t any other news yet, but it doesn’t appear to be good. More information to come.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez was twice an unused substitute for Livorno in a 3-0 win over Lucchese and a 2-0 victory over Pistoiese.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott had a tough week for Koln’s second team, starting and taking a battering in a 6-0 loss to Rodinghausen.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott didn’t appear in any of Chelsea’s squads this week.
Joel Sonora (Stuttgart, Bundesliga)
Sonora was an early substitute this week, coming on in the 21st minute for an injured teammate with his Stuttgart II side down 1-0 in an eventual 3-0 loss to Wormatia Worms.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague started for Schalke’s U-19 side again in a 2-1 win over Paderborn.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman played 90 minutes for Bayern’s reserves and picked up a yellow card in a 1-1 draw with Memmingen.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
PSG’s reserves were inactive this week, and it’s unclear if Weah was involved for the U-19 side. He was, however, included in the USMNT U-17 squad for the upcoming World Cup in India, which begins October 6.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was twice a late substitute for Bremen’s reserves, playing a total of 14 minutes over a pair of losses, to Hallescher and Zwickau.