There was some real drama for Everton’s out-on-loan contingent this week, especially for Nikola Vlasic who helped ensure his side get an away win at one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Some other players are starting to hit some good form heading into the Christmas period too.
Below we run through all the action.
Came off the bench at half-time in Galatasaray’s final Champions League game, a 3-2 defeat at Porto, but produced a lively display. The Turkish side will play in the Europa League Round of 32 against Benfica.
He then started against Basaksehir and looked dangerous but couldn’t get the Turkish giants all three points as they were held to a 1-1 draw.
Out at least until January after undergoing surgery.
Another impressive week for Vlasic, with the Croatian midfielder putting in a blinding performance (and a good assist) as CSKA blew away a weakened Real Madrid side 3-0 at the Bernabeu.
The Russian Premier League has started its winter break so Vlasic won’t see competitive action now until March.
Pennington started at centre-half as Ipswich earned a long-awaited win and clean sheet, beating Wigan 1-0. Still look doomed to relegation though.
Played the full 90 minutes of Stoke’s 2-2 draw with Villa.
Played alongside Williams for Stoke.
On the bench for Oxford again.
Suspended after his red card last week.
Really shining at Aston Villa now as he returns to full fitness. Grabbed another excellent assist as his cross was turned in to rescue a point late-on against Stoke.