Find out how Ghanaian players fared abroad during the weekend, Michael Essien warms Chelsea bench again
Ghanaian players enjoyed a drought weekend as none of them was able to find the net abroad.
Chelsea got back to their winning ways after beating Fulham 2-0 at the Stamford Bridge.
Michael Essien watched the entire game from the Chelsea bench.
Ian Holloway did not consider Hiram Boateng in his Crystal Palace team as they lost 2-0 to Swansea City.
In the Npower Championship, youngster Koby Arthur did not play for Birmingham City who hammered Sheffield Wednesday 4-1.
German-born Jeffrey Schulpp came off the bench in the 65th minute to play for Leicester City in their 2-2 draw with Blackpool.
Albert Adomah was replaced in the 90th minute by Middlesbrough who drew 3-3 with AFC Bournemouth. Birmingham finished the game with ten men.
Club Brugge applied the brakes on Anderlecht after demolishing them 4-0 to move second on the table.
Winger Frank Acheampong played full throttle for Anderlecht and was booked in the 50th minute.
Former Ghana U17 midfielder Enock Adu-Kofi was introduced by Brugge in the last two minutes of the game.
Standard Liege perpetuated their unstoppable run in the league after beating Lokeren 2-1.
Daniel Opare set up the match winner for the Liege in the 45th minute of the first half.
Bennard Kumordzi was an unused substitute by KRC Genk who held Waasland-Beveren to a 0-0 draw at the Freethiel-Stadion.
Defender Richard Ofori watched from the stands as his Lierse SK won 2-0 over Kortrijk.
Abdul Yakinu-Iddi saw the entire action from the bench as his KV Mechelen side recorded an unconvincing 4-2 win over Mons.
French-born defender Jerry Vandam played full throttle for Mechelen.
KAA Gent needed an own-goal in the 54th minute to draw 1-1 with KV Oostende at their own backyard.
Nana Akwasi Asare was a full-timer for Gent.
In the Second Division, Dutch-born Kevin Tano scored on the 64th minute mark for Royal Antwerp when they demolished Vise 5-1 on Sunday.
In the Scottish Premier League Dutch-born former Kevin Luckassen was left out of the Ross County squad that beat Heart of Midlothians 2-1.
Alhassan Wakaso saw full time action for Rio Ave and helped them to draw 1-1 at Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Liga Sagres.
Haminu Dramani watched from the stands as his Gil Vicente side failed to beat Olhanense, drawing 1-1.
David Addy was sent off in the 61st minute after picking a second consecutive booking as Benfica SL beat his Vitória Guimarães 1-0.
Spartak Moscow returned to the summit of the Russian Premier League after beating CSKA Moscow in a derby clash on Saturday.
Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris did not play part of the game for Spartak Moscow – he warmed the bench.
Kuban Krasnodar slipped to a 3-0 home loss to Amkar Perm’. Rabiu Mohammed missed the game due to injury.
Wakaso Mubarak came off the bench in the 46th minute to play in Rubin Kazan’s 2-1 home reverse to Tom’ Tomsk.
PSV Eindhoven highlighted their superiority over Ajax Amsterdam after beating them 4-0 at the Philips Stadion.
Ghana-target Memphis Depay played full throttle for PSV.
Jeffrey Sarpong lasted the entire duration of the game and helped NAC Breda to beat AZ Alkmaar 3-0.
Ghanaian attacker Raymond Gyasi did not play for Alkmaar.
Elvis Manu did not play for Feyenoord Rotterdam who beat FC Utrecht 1-0.
Youngster Shadrach Eghan lasted 59 minutes for FC Twente who posted a 3-0 win over Heracles Almelo.
Midfielder Kwame Quansah played in midfield for Heracles but neither Matthew Amoah nor Edwin Gyasi was in the Heracles team.
Ten-man Cambuur managed to hold Go Ahead Eagles to a 0-0 draw at their own backyard.
Dutch-born defender Kodjo Amevor warmed the bench for Go Ahead Eagles.
Christian Atsu failed to make the first team squad of Vitesse Arnhem when they won 3-0 over PEC Zwolle.
Ghana-born former Dutch youth international Fred Benson lasted 46 minutes for PEC Zwolle.
Defender Johan Kappelhof was a pillar in defence for Groningen in their 4-1 win over KRC Waalwijk.