Chelsea players have continued their progress on loan and Tammy Abraham in particular has taken it a bar higher.
The 19-year-old striker scored his first two goals for Swansea City last week after going two games without a goal. He opened his account for the Welsh club in their 4-1 win at MK Dons in the EFL Cup, netting from close range, and he followed that up with the opener as the Swans recorded their first Premier League win of the season at Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Kasey Palmer also featured in both of Huddersfield Town’s matches this week, playing 74 minutes of the EFL Cup win over Rotherham United and then coming off the bench for the final 34 minutes of the 0-0 draw with Southampton in the Premier League.
Kurt Zouma was in action for Stoke as they held West Brom to a 1-1 draw. He even had a deflected shot which required saving prior to the goals.
Marco van Ginkel was influential in midfield for PSV as he provided the assist for the early opening goal in the 2-0 win against Feyernood.
Todd Kane helped his new club Groningen defeat Utrecht 2-1. It was the right-back’s first start for Groningen. While four Chelsea youngsters were in action for Vitesse in their 2-1 defeat to AZ Alkmaar. Fankaty Dabo and Charlie Colkett started the game, with Matt Miazga coming on at half-time and Mason Mount on 77 minutes.
Danilo Pantic came on as a late sub for Partizan Belgrade in their 4-0 win at Videton which secured their place in the Europa League. They have been drawn in Europa League Group B alongside Dynamo Kiev, Young Boys and Skenderbeu.
In the Russian league, Mario Pasalic was in action for 75 minutes as Spartak Moscow drew 0-0 away at SKA Khabarovsk at the weekend. Spartak are ninth with eight games of the season gone.
In the Championship, Ike Ugbo scored his first senior goal with the opener in Barnsley’s 3-0 win over Sunderland and Lewis Baker was also on target for his new club this week, converting a Grant Leadbitter cross as Middlesbrough beat Scunthorpe United in the EFL Cup, and he played the first 68 minutes of Boro’s goalless draw with Preston in the league.
Tomas Kalas was at the heart of the defence for Fulham as they played a goalless draw with Ipswich Town – the first team to hold them to a draw this season.
Ola Aina and Michael Hector were also in action in defence for Hull City, as they kept a clean sheet against Bolton Wanderers, ending a three-match losing streak by beating Bolton 4-0.
A late Craig Bryson goal prevented young goalkeeper Jamal Blackman from recording back-to-back clean sheets for Sheffield United, although the Blades were 3-1 winners over Derby County.