Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron was the first sub for Stoke City, coming on with 30 minutes to play in an eventual 1-1 draw with West Ham. The game was goalless when the defensive midfielder entered, and after not being involved in his team’s 79th-minute opener, he was slightly responsible for West Ham’s equalizer. Cameron attempted to head a ball clear, but his effort went straight to an unmarked Aaron Cresswell. Cresswell had a ton to do, but he had time to play a
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman did not appear for Bournemouth in any capacity this week.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams fractured his fibula in training in mid-March and will be out for the rest of the season.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin went the distance and provided a game-changing play for Newcastle this week in a 2-1 win over Arsenal. With his side down one half an hour in, the right back made his way forward and played a hard, low cross which Ayoze Perez turned past Petr Cech (the play starts at 1:15 in this video). On top of the assist, Yedlin had three shots and four tackles while battering up and down the flank to help the Magpies to one of the wins of the season. Tenth-place Newcastle are easily safe and can head into the summer with their eyes looking up the table while planning for a potential breakout campaign.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Zelalem is recovering from a torn ACL suffered at the U-20 World Cup in May. Initial estimates had him missing up to nine months. He looks to be on the road to recovery, and he has returned to training for Arsenal. However, Zelalem recently confirmed via social media that he won’t play in any official matches until next season begins.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers played 180 minutes for Ipswich in a 1-0 win over Barnsley and a 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest. Playing as the middle of three centre backs, CCV was massive in preserving the midweek shutout, winning seven aerials and five tackles on the day. In the second game, Carter-Vickers also played a starring role; he was not responsible for either goal conceded and made a massive block to preserve what was aa 1-0 lead at the time. Needless to say, it was a good week for the emerging defender.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
De la Torre remains inactive for Fulham.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream on the other hand took up his normal spot in the heart of Fulham’s backline, playing 180 minutes for the Cottagers in a 1-0 win over Reading and a 1-1 draw with Brentford. In the former, Ream was barely needed as Fulham controlled the fixture with 65 percent possession while surrendering just two shots. He did win three aerials and two tackles in the contest. Against Brentford, however, Ream was more on call as the visitors peppered the Cottagers’ net. Ream and his side withstood the storm, while he passed at a 93 percent clip. Unfortunately, Fulham capitulated in stoppage time as Ream was caught out on a header back across goal and an open-net finish. It wasn’t fully his fault, but on another day, he might have been in better position to deal with the initial or second ball. Fulham sit in third, just a point back (but with one more game played) of second-place Cardiff and automatic promotion.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch didn’t appear in Sunderland’s weekend 2-2 draw with Reading, but he did play 90-plus minutes in a 1-1 draw with Norwich in the week. He didn’t have a particularly noteworthy game, but he did impress in taking five shots on the day. He was also involved in the buildup to the lone Black Cats goal. Unfortunately for the club, though, Sunderland are well in line to take the drop as Gooch is re-emerging into their team.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj was twiced an unused sub for Forest this week, who beat Brentford and lost to Ipswich.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest)
After his loan spell was terminated, Ariyibi returned to Nottingham Forest this week. He did not partake in any action for the side.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
After sitting on the bench in a 2-0 loss to Millwall, Robinson started at left back for Bolton in a 2-2 draw with Barnsley. As part of a five-man backline, Robinson was set up to defend, and although his team conceded twice, neither was his fault. He only passed at a 65 percent clip, however, while winning two tackles on the day.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes played 76 minutes for Scunthorpe in a 1-0 win over Charlton. He didn’t do much in the contest, but the points were massive nonetheless as Scunthorpe are precariously perched in fifth place and a spot in the promotion playoff. It still might fall through, but for now, Scunthorpe are in line to play for a spot in the Championship.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks has returned to training as he recovers from a lingering knee injury, but he did not make the Wolfsburg 18-man squad that played Augsburg to a scoreless draw Friday.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler came on with Eintracht and Bayer Leverkusen tied at one in the 70th minute, but his 20-plus minute stretch on the pitch was nothing short of calamitous. Kevin Volland tallied a 17-minute hat trick to lift Leverkusen to a 4-1 win, and Chandler was at least partly responsible for all three goals scored after he entered the game. The left wing-back was one of two Frankfurt defenders to play Volland onside on the striker’s first goal. He then allowed Karim Bellarabi to make a run inside of him to set up the second before being caught horribly out of position well up the field as Bellarabi again snuck behind him to assist Volland’s third. The only good part of his day was the two key passes that Chandler recorded, but that will be hollow consolation, particularly considering that Frankfurt now sit in seventh place, five points off a Champions League place.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
After missing out last week due to a reportedly slight ankle injury, Johannsson was again not included in Werder Bremen’s 18-man squad, which drew 1-1 against RB Leipzig.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Once again, Johnson was absent from the Monchengladbach side due to a back injury. Without him, the Foals were hammered 5-1 by champions Bayern Munich.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
McKennie was Domenico Tedesco’s first substitute in Sunday’s Revierderby, coming on in the 71st minute with Schalke nursing a 1-0 lead against Borussia Dortmund. The 19-year-old was instrumental in the Royal Blues extending that advantage to two, as 10 minutes after coming on, he drew a foul in a dangerous area, and center back Naldo produced a thunderous free-kick goal from the resulting opportunity to make the game 2-0, which was the
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
McKennie’s joy was Pulisic’s pain as the other 19-year-old Yank making waves in the Bundesliga was kept relatively quiet in Dortmund’s 2-0 defeat. Playing on the right wing, Pulisic was one of Dortmund’s few bright spots, finishing with three tackles, creating a few dangerous opportunities with his passing, and perhaps fashioning Dortmund’s best chance with a run into the box, although he wasn’t able to control his finish off a hard cross from Marco Reus. However, he also was successful on just three of 10 attempted dribbles as Dortmund were handled with relative ease by their hated rivals.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
There’s no update on Stanko’s knee injury, but it did require surgery, so he will most likely be sitting for a good chunk, if not all, of the rest of the season.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood again missed out on the Hamburg 18-man squad, which lost 2-0 to Hoffenheim. The striker hasn’t played for his club since March 17 and has scored just one goal all season.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
In a critical match for Darmstadt in their fight against relegation, Boyd started and played 83 minutes, but he wasn’t able to help the Lilies earn three points as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Eintracht Braunschweig. The 27-year-old was an active figure in the fixture, but he wasn’t too effective. He finished with five shots, though none were on target, as well as three aerial wins and two dribbles completed, but he also completed just 12 passes total in the match. With four games left, Darmstadt sit in 17th place and an automatic relegation spot, but they are just four points from safety, so hope is not lost yet.
McKinze Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines was not included in the Darmstadt squad against Eintracht Braunschweig.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
Again, George was used as a substitute for Regensburg; after struggling to make a difference in previous weeks, however, he was the difference this time, scoring twice to lift his side to a 2-1 win over Greuther Fuerth. After coming on at halftime, George needed just three minutes to notch the game’s first goal, running onto a pass and burying a left-footed, first-time strike from the top of the penalty area. Then, in the 84th minute, George made his way into the box and volleyed home a cross with his left foot to extend Regensburg’s lead to 2-0. Fuerth would pull one back three minutes later, which made George’s second goal even more crucial. He also won two tackles and picked up a yellow card, but the goals are the story, and the three points take Regensburg to within five of third-place Holstein Kiel and a promotion playoff spot with four games left.
Ken Gipson (Sandhausen)
Gipson suffered a broken leg in training over Sandhausen’s winter break during a collision with a teammate. He is not expected to play again this season.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten was an unused substitute in Sandhausen’s 2-0 win over Duisburg. Sandhausen are eight points back of Holstein Kiel.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Wright was not in the 18-man roster for Sandhausen.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
Green played 63 minutes in Fuerth’s aforementioned loss to Regensburg. He was a bright spot in a quiet first half, filling out the stat sheet with two shots (both of which were blocked), two tackles, and four successful dribbles, and he set up the best chance of the first half with a neat back heel that led to a teammate’s shot being saved well. The midfielder also picked up a yellow card. However, his influence waned in the second half, and he was taken off with his side down a goal just after the hour mark.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter returned to the Fortuna 18-man squad on Sunday, but he did not make it onto the pitch, and Dusseldorf lost a third straight match, this one 3-1 to Heidenheim.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales was held out of training for much of last week due to an infection, and while he was able to get back into the squad for Sunday’s game against Nuernberg, he was an unused substitute as the teams played to a 1-1 draw.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath was back in the 18-man roster this week due to an injury in front of him but only as a sub. Brugge lost to Anderlecht 1-0.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga started and played just over 70 minutes for Vitesse, who hammered Sparta Rotterdam 7-0. Miazga’s substitution came on with the side already up 4-0 and the game well in the bag. The center back had a massive day despite not finishing the contest, winning a whopping eight aerials and passing at an 87 percent clip.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore was again back with the reserves this week, playing 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over CD Olimpic de Xativa.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Novakovich didn’t score this week, but he spurred Telstar to their victory when he drew a penalty just before halftime. His teammate would convert, and that was all that was needed in a 1-0 win over Jong
Erik Palmer-Brown (KV Kortrijk, on loan from Manchester City, Jupiler League)
With his side 2-0 up, Palmer-Brown entered for the last five minutes of Kortrijk’s win over Lierse. He did little of note.
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Parks was with the reserves twice this week, and he made an impact in the midweek, scoring the side’s only goal with a towering header in a 2-1 loss to Leixoes. On the weekend, he went 84 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Arouca.
Desevio Payne (Excelsior Rotterdam, Eredivisie)
Payne is still recovering from an abdominal injury that kept him out for the end of 2017. He still hasn’t returned to the Excelsior side.
Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, on loan from Gent, Jupiler League)
Saief continues to be a mainstay in the Anderlecht lineup, playing a full 90 in their aforementioned 1-0 win over Brugge. Saief was not involved in the lone goal, which was by way of a header from a corner. Anderlecht are hot since starting the playoffs and currently sit in Belgium’s second Champions League position.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
In a 3-0 win over Paris FC, Siebatcheu tallied two goals, one early in each half, as league-leading Reims closes in on automatic promotion. In the 12th minute, the striker collected a pass inside the penalty area, swiveled, and drove a left-footed shot inside of the far post to put Reims ahead. Then, in the 48th minute, he found himself on the end of an excellent cross at the end of a counter attack, and while his first effort rebounded off the post, Siebatcheu got a slice of fortune as the ball bounced back off his leg and into the net. Both goals can be seen in this video (beginning at 30 seconds and 1:33). The 21-year-old is now tied for second in the division with 14 goals on the season, and with Reims sitting 11 points clear atop the table with six games to go, he’ll almost surely be playing top-flight football next season.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tall was once again absent from the Tours squad, which lost 1-0 to Chateauroux. Sitting 13 points from safety with five games left, Tours are on their way down to the third tier barring a miracle of unfathomable proportions.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Torres wasn’t in the Lokeren squad that defeated Eupen 3-0.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
Weah did not make the PSG senior squad that beat Monaco 7-1 to secure the title. He did, however, start and play 63 minutes for the reserve side in a 2-1 loss to Schiltigheim.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann was not involved for Hertha this week.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Sargent didn’t appear for any of Bremen’s teams this week.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was again used as a sub for Werder II, who drew 2-2 with Sonnenhof Grossaspach.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Scott was an unused sub for Koln II.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague started for Schalke’s U-19s in 3-0 win over Fortuna Koln.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman was a 66th-minute substitute for Bayern’s reserves in a 3-0 win over TSV Buchbach. All three goals had been scored when he entered the contest.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fossey played 62 minutes for Fulham’s reserves before being shown a straight red card with his side down a goal in an eventual 2-0 loss to Southampton.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde did not play for United II this week in a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott did not appear for any of Chelsea’s sides this week.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale started for Villarreal C and set up their only goal in a 3-1 loss to Orihuela with a well-placed corner kick that was headed home at the second time of asking.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez was an unused substitute in Livorno’s 2-0 win over Pisa.