We have a new name to add to the list as a young American debuted in a top league Monday. Josh Perez, 18, has been on our radar since signing with Fiorentina in February, and the member of the USMNT 2015 U-17 World Cup team made his first-team debut with La Viola on Monday, coming on for the final 15 minutes of his side’s 4-2 loss to AC Milan. He didn’t do much of note after entering with his team down both a goal and a man, but he did see a decent amount of the ball and is a highly-touted attacking prospect. His name will be added to next week’s list (which may see some other changes as well), and it should remain on it for the foreseeable future.
Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Still recovering from a knee injury, Cameron was not part of the Stoke 18-man roster which beat Watford 1-0.
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough)
Guzan watched from his normal spot on the bench as Boro drew Leicester 2-2.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman was not a part of the Bournemouth roster which lost 3-1 to Arsenal.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea, on loan to Vitesse)
For the second straight week, Miazga watched from the bench as Vitesse drew 2-2 with Excelsior.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
After not making the Champions League squad, Carter-Vickers watched from the bench as Spurs lost 2-1 to Chelsea. He hasn’t cracked the team for a non-cup game yet, but given Tottenham’s struggles at the back lately, Carter-Vickers could be up soon for a surprise appearance.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch entered senior squad’s game with 10 minutes to go and the Black Cats down a goal ina game they would ultimately go on to lose 2-0 to Liverpool. Things got worse on Monday for Gooch, however, as he started for the U-23s but was stretchered off early with an ankle injury. The severity of the injury is still unknown, but more information should be made public about it in the next week.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem started and played 90 minutes for Arsenal’s U-23 side in a 3-0 win over their counterparts from Leicester. He did little of note during the match as everyone was outshined by Eddie Nketiah’s hat-trick.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream watched from the bench as Fulham lost 2-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
De la Torre was an unused sub for Fulham’s U-23 side which beat West Ham 4-1.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
After his quality showing last week, Lichaj was left out of Forest’s 18-man roster which beat Barnsley 5-2. We will pass along more information when it comes in.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Novakovich played 90 minutes for the Royals’ U-23 side in a Premier League International Cup loss to Athletic Bilbao B. He didn’t play a part in either of Reading’s goals, but was touted by the Royals official site as being dangerous in attack on the day. The attacker also appeared in another U-23 fixture on Monday, a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Williams took up his normal spot at defensive midfield for Reading in a 2-1 win over Bristol City. During his 90 minutes on the pitch, Williams, as always, passed at an impressive 93 percent clip, as well as winning three tackles and recording two shots. The Royals have now won five straight and sit in third in the Championship, just four points behind an automatic promotion spot to the Premiership.
Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)
Spector was a spectator as he served the first of a three-match ban for a poor tackle in last week’s affair. Birmingham beat Brentford 2-1.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
In his 90 minutes on the pitch this week, Yedlin was far from his best in a 1-0 loss to Blackburn. The right back did pass at 83 percent, but he did little else of
Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield)
It was an exciting week for Ariyibi, who logged 180 minutes in a pair of 3-2 wins, over MK Dons and Bristol Rovers. Against MK Dons, Ariyibi was silent until the perfect moment when his run down the flank and ensuing low cross was turned into the net by Dan Gardner to cap the comeback victory. He didn’t have the same impact in the second match, but his assist against Dons was certainly a massive one for Chesterfield as the win gave them their first points in the league in nine matches.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Like Ariyibi, Holmes also had one big contribution in his 180 minutes this week as Scunthorpe beat Peterborough 2-0 and drew Oxford 1-1. Holmes did little of note besides put in a solid shift in the former, but against Oxford, he got the scoring underway. The midfielder made his way into the box after a scramble for possession on the outside of the area and neatly flicked home a cross in the 35th minute. His goal was cancelled out early in the second half, but it’s another point for the Iron, who are in first place in League 1.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Expectedly, Boyd did not crack the Leipzig squad which beat Freiburg 4-1 on Friday.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Brooks was at the heart of the Hertha defense for 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Mainz on Sunday. The center back didn’t have to do a whole lot as his side possessed the ball for almost 65 percent of the game, but he attempted the second most passes of his side, completing 92 percent of his 89 efforts. Hertha also are in a good position at the moment, now resting in third place in the Bundesliga.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Over the past six Bundesliga games, Chandler has been on an excellent run of form, and he continued that with a strong showing in Eintracht’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Seconds after the halftime restart, Chandler found space down the right side to deliver a low cut back that Szabolcs Huszti slammed into the net. It was the second assist of the season for Chandler (with the other coming against Bayern Munich), and it highlighted a terrific display in which he won five aerials, had two shots, and put a few dangerous crosses into the box, all of which earned him a 7.5 whoscored.com match rating, second-highest in the Frankfurt team. With the impressive win, their third straight, Frankfurt moved into fourth place in the Bundesliga.
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
After serving as an unused substitute during Bayern’s surprising road loss to Rostov in the Champions League, Green was out of the squad on the weekend when the Bavarians defeated Leverkusen 2-1. He’ll hope to be back in the squad this weekend for the Bundesliga game with Mainz, and he should get an opportunity to play next week in the UCL when Bayern — already guaranteed second place in their group — faces Atletico Madrid.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson wasn’t selected for the Bremen squad that drew 2-2 with local rivals Hamburg in the Nordderby.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson played in a pair of 1-1 draws this week for Gladbach. In the first, he went 90 minutes on the left wing in the UCL against Manchester City, recording a pair of early shots but finishing with the fewest passes of any outfield player. The second, a league clash with Hoffenheim, saw Johnson come on with 15 minutes to play and promptly spoil a golden chance to give his side the three points as he missed the target on a breakaway shortly after entering the fray, with his shot shaving off the outside of the post. Gladbach is scuffling at the moment, and Johnson hasn’t quite hit top form, but he remains a key contributor to the first team and will likely continue to be one for the foreseeable future.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Once again, Morales wasn’t in the Ingolstadt squad that drew 1-1 with Wolfsburg. It’s unclear whether his omission was due to injury or the manager’s preference.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Somehow, Pulisic played 90 minutes in the attack but did not record either a goal or an assist in Dortmund’s record-breaking 8-4 UCL win over Legia Warsaw. The 18-year-old was very active in the contest and played well, tallying five shots, three successful dribbles, and passing at an 88 percent clip, and he should have had an assist on a cut back that Andre Schurrle blasted over the net. Still, he’ll be a bit disappointed to not get on the scoresheet, although the win masks that feeling. He was then an unused substitute in the weekend’s aforementioned loss to Frankfurt. Additionally, rumors came out Monday that Jurgen Klopp will step up his pursuit of Pulisic in the winter transfer window with Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho set to miss time with an injury, so Pulisic’s status will be one to watch over the next couple of months.
Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz, Swiss Super League, on loan from SC Freiburg)
Stanko was again an unused sub for Vaduz in a 5-1 win over Lugano, but the Liechtenstein club remained bottom of the Swiss Super League despite the win.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood served the final game of his three-game ban for an red card in Hamburg’s previously mentioned derby draw with Bremen.
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim, on loan to Bochum)
Bochum came from behind to draw late with Dynamo Dresden, but Canouse didn’t see the pitch, remaining on the bench throughout the contest.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter wasn’t in the Dusseldorf squad in a 2-2 draw against Hannover.
Fafa Picault (St. Pauli)
Likewise, Picault didn’t make the St. Pauli team that lost 2-0 at Heidenheim.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten did play for Sandhausen, but he couldn’t make the difference in a 1-0 home loss to Union Berlin. He went the distance and had a pair of shots saved while passing at a 73 percent clip, but he was also dispossessed three times in the game. The attacker has been a vital contributor for Sandhausen, though, and he should remain in the lineup for the time being.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
After failing to make the Reims squad Friday in a loss to Nimes, Siebatcheu got the start Monday and went 62 minutes against Niort. He failed to make a dent on the scoresheet during his time on the pitch, although Reims went on to win 1-0 courtesy of an 80th minute goal by substitute Remi Oudin.
Ethan Horvath (Molde, Tippeligaen)
Horvath’s season ended November 6, with Molde finishing in fifth. The Tippeligaen begins a new campaign in March.
Bjorn-Maars Johnsen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Quietly, Johnsen is making his presence felt in Scotland, and he made a loud impact this weekend, scoring twice to lead Hearts to a 3-0 win over Motherwell. The forward opened the scoring in the first half, rounding the keeper and finishing off a lovely through ball, and he doubled the Hearts advantage after the break with a header from a corner. He could have had a hat trick as well if another header wasn’t disallowed for reasons that remain a bit unclear, but that will be of little concern, who earned man of the match honors in his 69-minute stint on the pitch. Johnsen has now scored four goals in his past six games, and he looks to be settling quite well into his spot in the Hearts squad.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
He didn’t get on the scoresheet in Hearts’ win, but that will be of little concern for the skipper as his side got a clean sheet and a convincing victory. Kitchen was involved in one early attack, playing a one-two with a teammate that ended in a save by the opposing keeper, and he continues to be a key cog in a Hearts team that’s putting forth a challenge to the top places in the Scottish Premiership table.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen, Eredivisie)
Payne was not part of the Groningen 18-man roster which went on the road and disposed of PEC Zwolle 4-0.
Rubio Rubin (Utrecht, Eredivisie)
Rubin was an unused substitute in Utrecht’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Feyenoord.