Lynden Gooch made his first Sunderland appearance in their match against Manchester City on the opening day of the season.
Norwich City youngster Josh Murphy showed his ability in his side's 2-0 League Cup victory over Premier League side Everton.
Eleven games into his tenure at Derby County, it's far too early to write off Nigel Pearson, but his early struggles should come as no surprise.
The Sky Sports pundit has predicted a five-goal thriller at St Mary's this evening as Southampton look for a third straight win in all competitions.
West Ham United have a prolific goal-scorer playing out wide, so why not put him up front?
Leeds United could be paired with the Red Devils in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.
Newcastle gained immediate revenge for their 2-0 loss to Wolves on the weekend as they reversed the scoreline in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
The Everton and Manchester United stars are in remarkably similar circumstances at their clubs.
Concern at left-back, a potential upset and how to replace Defoe all feature in three things to monitor ahead of Sunderland's trip to Queens Park Rangers in tonight's EFL Cup tie.
Matip has looked pretty solid since he came in, and seems to have an understanding with Dejan Lovren. How is that reflected in the numbers?
Boro get their Premier League campaign underway against Mark Hughes' Stoke this weekend.
Everton have announced the signing of Ashley Williams and are going after Sunderland's Kone, but who else could they sign if the deal falls through?
The Villarreal man is out for an extended period after tearing his cruciate ligament, and one former Tottenham teammate got in touch to wish him a speedy recovery.