Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Once again, Cameron was a visible and active figure in the Stoke midfield in a 3-1 win over Hull. His name doesn’t appear on the scoresheet, but the 31-year-old was involved in the buildup to all three Potters goals, playing the pass before the assist on the first and third and doing well to keep possession seconds before the eventual game winner from Peter Crouch. He also won the ball in the buildup to Marko Arnautovic’s opener. Additionally, Cameron won two aerials and two tackles while finishing with a team-high 74 touches of the ball. His efforts earned Cameron a 7.0 whoscored.com match rating, another impressive performance in a string of them. Cameron’s season has been a bit stop-and-start due to injuries, but he’s been highly effective when in the lineup, as his 7.03 season rating is the second-highest of any Stoke player.
Carter-Vickers wasn’t in the Tottenham squad this week that defeated Bournemouth 4-0, and the U-23s were inactive. The club announced on Twitter on Thursday that the young defender is being evaluated after suffering a knee injury while training with the U.S. U-20 squad, although there is no other news available. As always, if anything does come to light about the situation, we will pass the information along.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch did not make the Sunderland senior squad that drew 2-2 with West Ham, and the U-23s did not play last week.
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough)
With Victor Valdes out of the squad, Guzan was handed a rare start for Boro on Monday in a 2-1 loss to Arsenal. He made two saves in the contest, but also probably could have done better to prevent both Gunners goals. His starting position on Alexis Sanchez’s first-half free kick gave the Chilean far too much of the goal to aim for, and Mesut Ozil’s winner snuck in at Guzan’s near post. To be fair to the keeper, he would have done well to stop either shot, but he was poorly positioned to have a chance to do so. It may have been his final Premier League game as well with his summer move to Atlanta United coming. Regardless, Boro remained winless in 15 Premier League games as their top-flight stay looks increasingly like it’ll be a short one.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United)
Olosunde played twice with a United U-19 side at the Dallas Cup in Texas this week, and he made his presence felt. Against Real Salt Lake, Olosunde scored a brilliant individual goal, dribbling past three defenders into the box and slotting past the keeper as United won 3-1. The side would then draw Coritiba 1-1 a few days later with Olosunde again finding the net, albeit this time in significantly less stylish fashion, heading home a rebound from a foot out (that goal begins around 58 seconds of the video embedded in this tweet; that’s the best we’ve got). United didn’t advance to the knockout round of the tournament, although that’s certainly not Olosunde’s fault after his outstanding showing at the competition.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi once again did not appear in Forest’s U-23 fixture, a loss to Bolton, or either of their 1-0 Championship losses.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
However, Lichaj did play in both of those league games for the struggling Reds, lining up as a right wing-back in a defeat at Blackburn and as a right back in a loss to Cardiff. In the former, Lichaj was solid but unspectacular, missing the net with his only effort at goal but winning four aerials and completing one dribble, and he could have had an assist in the latter stages with an excellent cross that a teammate failed to put away. However, against Cardiff, he struggled to make a positive impact, missing the net with two shot attempts and in general failing to settle in the fixture despite getting involved in the play at both ends of the pitch. Lichaj is a vital player for Forest, but with three games left in the season, the side sits just one point out of the relegation zone.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream played 180 minutes for Fulham this week as the Cottagers moved back into promotion playoff position with a pair of 3-1 wins. In the first, Ream hit on 28 of 28 passes, made two interceptions, and tallied seven clearances — although he was also caught ball watching on Norwich’s only goal — as Fulham overcame a red card late in the first half to beat the Canaries 3-1. In the second, Ream’s side instead benefitted from a first-half red card in a victory over Aston Villa, which meant the defense was less busy. The center back still passed at a 98 percent clip and tallied five clearances and two interceptions while missing the target with his only shot attempt.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
Fulham’s U-23s were inactive this week, and de la Torre remains on the outside of the first team looking in.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Like Ream and Lichaj, Williams too went 180 minutes for Reading this week as the Royals won twice to edge closer to securing a promotion playoff spot. He picked up an early yellow card in the first of the contests, a 3-1 win over Aston Villa, and that somewhat diminished his influence, although the center midfielder still won two aerials and two tackles and hit on 88 percent of his pass attempts. He also won the ball back in the buildup to Reading’s opener, and he found himself lucky to not be whistled for a penalty with the Royals up 2-1 in the second half. Williams was also very involved in the second game, finishing as his team’s second-highest rated player on whoscored.com in a 2-1 win over already relegated Rotherham. He forced a save in stoppage time with his only shot attempt, completed two dribbles, won two aerials, and tallied two tackles while passing at a 95 percent clip and making two interceptions. Reading jumped into third place with the victory, and while they would need help from Newcastle to secure automatic promotion, they sit six points clear of seventh place with just three games to go.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Novakovich wasn’t involved with the senior side this week, while the U-23 squad did not have a fixture.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin finally made his return from the thigh injury that’s kept him out for the past month-plus this week. The right back came on in the 84th minute to help see out a 1-0 lead against Leeds, although the defense failed to do so as the visitors equalized at the deaths to earn a draw. Yedlin was then back in the starting squad Monday as Newcastle lost 3-1 to Ipswich. In his 78 minutes on the pitch, the 23-year-old made three tackles and won two aerials, although his team trailed 2-1 when he left the pitch. Despite a week to forget for the side, Newcastle will secure automatic promotion with one win in their final three games.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes was twice an unused substitute as Scunthorpe beat MK Dons 1-0 and Chesterfield 3-1 to solidify their position in fourth place in League One.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd did not make Darmstadt’s 18-man squad as the Bundesliga strugglers defeated Schalke 2-1.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Mainz was a game to forget for Brooks. He scored the only goal of the contest, but that happened at the wrong end of the pitch as the center back’s attempt to head Danny Latza’s shot away from goal instead deflected past his keeper just before halftime. He did have five clearances and three interceptions while also collecting a yellow card, but the most important aspect of his game was obviously the unfortunate own goal. Hertha sit 10 points out of a Champions League spot, although they do currently occupy a Europa League position.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler went 90 minutes as a right wing-back for Eintracht in a 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund. He won three aerials in the contest, but that was about the only positive aspect of his performance. Chandler passed at just 61 percent in the fixture and did not record a shot, a successful dribble, or a tackle. He did make five interceptions and three blocks, but Chandler failed to make much of an impact otherwise as Eintracht’s Bundesliga winless run extended to 10 games.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Once again, Johannsson was an unused sub this week for Bremen as they beat Hamburg 2-1 in a derby match.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson does not appear to be improving from the injury that’s kept him out for the past month, and it looks like he’ll remain on the sidelines for now.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales started and played 70 minutes for Ingolstadt in a 3-0 loss to Wolfsburg. The center midfielder was decent, winning six aerials, and his 6.9 whoscored.com rating was the best on his team, but the rest of his side was far off the pace. Ingolstadt are in serious trouble, sitting four points behind the relegation playoff place with five games to go.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic continues to come up big for Dortmund, who beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 this weekend. In the second minute of the game, Pulisic played a neat one-two at the top of the area, before recollecting the ball near the touch line and squaring to Marco Reus for a pretty assist. The winger didn’t have a major impact on the rest of the contest and didn’t record a shot on the day, but his early spark went a long way, especially against Frankfurt’s stout defense.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood surprisingly did not make the Hamburg 18-man roster which fell 2-1 to Werder Bremen on Sunday. There is no news as to why he was not included in the team, but we will inform you if anything major regarding Wood affected the decision.
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim, on loan to Bochum)
Canouse was deployed with 10 minutes to go and his side up 1-0 to help see out a win by the same scoreline against Greuther Fuerth. He did little of note during his time on the pitch.
Julian Green (VfB Stuttgart)
Green was an unused sub for league-leading Stuttgart, who beat Arminia Bielefeld 3-2 on Monday.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter was also an unused sub as Dusseldorf drew Dynamo Dresden 1-1.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten was not in the 18-man roster for Sandhausen, who drew 1-1 with 1860 Munich.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath was an unused sub for Brugge in a 2-2 draw with Zulte-Waregem.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth, on loan to Rangers, Scottish Premiership)
Hyndman started and played a quality 90 minutes for Rangers in a 2-0 win over Partick Thistle. The attacker was a thorn in Thistle’s side and played provider with a fantastic assist following a one-two (LINK) on Rangers’ second tally, which allowed them to easily cross the finish line with three points. Even with Pedro Caixinha taking over managerial duties a month ago, Hyndman has clearly not missed a beat as he remains a key figure in Rangers’ side.
Bjorn-Maars Johnsen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Johnsen was an unused sub for Hearts in their goalless draw with Kilmarnock.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Kitchen, however, did play 90 minutes in the aforementioned draw. The midfielder couldn’t spur his team onto victory and did not do much of note during the match.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea, on loan to Vitesse, Eredivisie)
It was a disappointing day for Miazga and Vitesse, who lost 1-0 to Excelsior, a team battling to stay up. Worse for Miazga, he was subbed off with a hamstring injury in the first half. It’s terrible timing for Miazga — who was already filling in due to injury to the first-choice center back — to go down as Vitesse will line up against AZ on April 30 in the KNVB Cup final. The state of his injury is unknown, but Miazga’s fitness is definitely in doubt for the fixture.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen, Eredivisie)
Payne was not in the roster for Groningen, who beat PEC Zwolle 5-1.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Châteauroux, Championnat National, on loan from Reims)
Siebatcheu continued his run of starts for Chateauroux playing 78 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Chambly. He did not score in the fixture but the youngster continues to feature for the Championnat National side.
Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz, Swiss Super League, on loan from SC Freiburg)
Stanko earned another rare start for Vaduz, who fell 1-0 to FC Sion. The midfielder played just over an hour and picked up a yellow card during his time on the pitch. Vaduz are five points back in the cellar and look to be taking the drop.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal, on loan to VVV Venlo, Eerste Divisie)
On Friday, Zelalem was an unused sub for VVV Venlo, but did make the make the pitch as a substitute on Monday against RKC Waalwijk. The youngster came on with just over 20 minutes to play, and while he did not get on the scoresheet, VVV were able to snag a 90th-minute winner. Though Zelalem might not be on the team next year, VVV have earned promotion to the top flight.