Antonee Robinson played both full matches this week for Bolton, unfortunately both away defeats, one in the Championship and one in the League Cup.
Joe Williams also suffered the same results in both Barnsley matches, although there was praise for his all-action performances and he was given the MOM award for one game.
Kieran Dowell was started and was subbed around two-thirds of the way through both Forest games. Once again, fan comments were a mixed bag, with some praising his skill and others criticising his lack of effectivity in other periods of the games. Against Chelsea in the league cup, Dowell clanged a free-kick off the crossbar, whizzed another couple of shots wide and even had a shout for a penalty not given when he was upended in the box.
Liam Walsh had the single Championship game for Birmingham City at the weekend after his manager was sacked. He started on the bench but had to come on early in the game and appeared to struggle in a home defeat.
Callum Connolly started but came off at half time of the Ipswich match after getting a whack from fellow EFC academy member Robinson.
Henry Onyekuru had a mixed bag of a week, being booked for a dive at the weekend but also scoring a scrappy goal and then repeating the same type of poacher’s goal for Anderlecht in the midweek cup game.
Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway did not appear for Sunderland’s two games (they were ineligible for the cup game at Goodison).
Matthew Pennington and Conor Grant are both still recovering from injury.