Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Monday was a bad day all around for Stoke, as they lost 4-0 at home to Tottenham, with Cameron going the full 90 minutes at right back. Like the rest of his teammates, Cameron struggled to defend against a rampant Spurs side which did a lot of damage down the left side, which the American was responsible for defending. The 30-year-old did pose a bit of a threat going forward, putting a few dangerous balls into the Spurs box, but he was caught out of position far too
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Villa’s miserable season finally reached its inevitable conclusion Saturday as their relegation was confirmed, but Guzan was solid between the sticks in a 1-0 loss to Manchester United. The 31-year-old had three saves and three cross claims, and although Marcus Rashford’s goal was fairly close to the keeper, it would be extremely harsh to blame Guzan for it. A decent game will be of little solace to Guzan and his teammates, though, as the club will slip down into the Championship after a 28-year spell in the top flight.
Tim Howard (Everton)
Howard was once again on the bench twice for Everton last week in draws with Crystal Palace and Southampton as his career in England winds down.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea)
After two consecutive Premier League starts for Chelsea, Miazga was back on the bench Saturday for the Blues. However, given the way Chelsea’s defense was ripped apart by Manchester City in a 3-0 drubbing, that might not be a bad thing for Miazga’s prospects of getting back into the starting lineup over the next few weeks.
DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
He’s been making very steady progress at Sunderland over the past few months, and Yedlin was impressive once again in the Black Cats’ massive 3-0 win over Norwich on Saturday. The young right back recorded 11 clearances and two successful dribbles, as well as a game-high six blocks. Yedlin also got forward well as Sunderland moved to within one point of Norwich and safety with a game in hand over the Canaries.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers is out with an injury and will likely not feature for either the senior side or the U-21s as the season winds down.
Gedion Zelalem (Rangers, on loan from Arsenal)
Zelalem got a taste of one of Europe’s biggest rivalries over the weekend, entering in the 87th minute of Rangers’ Scottish Cup semifinal tie with Celtic. He played his part, too, converting a penalty in the shootout as Rangers defeated their sworn enemies to advance to the final. Zelalem hasn’t always had a smooth season, but the 19-year-old has gotten some much-needed seasoning in Scotland, and he’ll hope to play a part in the Cup final on May 21 against fellow Championship side Hibernian.
Cody Cropper (MK Dons)
Cropper had a few good moments in MK Dons’ 1-1 draw with Preston, making four saves, but they’ll be overshadowed by the red card that ended his day in the 81st minute. It’s hard to solely blame Cropper for the sending off, as he tripped a Preston attacker in the box after his defense left him out to dry, but it put the side in a big hole regardless, as they’d already made all three substitutions. Fortunately for Cropper, striker Alex Revell put on the keeper’s shirt and made a brilliant penalty save on Joe Garner to preserve a point, but Dons sit nine points from safety with just four games remaining in the Championship season, and a return to League 1 looks imminent.
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Following his goal-scoring heroics from a week ago, Hyndman again went 90 minutes for Fulham, but it wasn’t a good day for the Cottagers as they were ripped to shreds by promotion-chasing Brighton in a 5-0 loss. Hydnman didn’t have too noteworthy a game, recording one shot on goal with his team trailing 3-0 in the second half, but that will matter little after the battering the entire squad took.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Like his teammate, Ream had a night to forget against Brighton. He did pass at an 84 percent rate, but that was about the only positive from the performance. Playing left back, Ream earned just a 5.5 whoscored.com match rating, third-worst in the side, and the man Brighton tasked with attacking him, Anthony Knockaert, earned man-of-the-match honors with a 9.4 rating. All in all, it was a fixture to forget for Ream and his Fulham squadmates.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
As he has so often this season, Lichaj went the distance for Forest this week, playing 90 minutes in a draw with Rotherham. He helped the side record a clean sheet, though he wasn’t quite at his best on the weekend. Still, it’s been a solid season for Lichaj, and while Forest haven’t won in their past eight games, the fullback should remain in the side as the season winds down.
Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town)
Holmes was not involved for Huddersfield in a 2-0 win over Blackburn, though there was a piece of news about the young midfielder this week. With his contract set to expire in the summer, Holmes appears likely to leave Huddersfield, with League 1 promotion battlers Barnsley reportedly interested. Whatever comes of the interest, we’ll do our best to keep the information coming.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Reading’s youth squad did not play this week, and Novakovich was not involved in either of the senior side’s contests this week.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Williams went the distance in Reading’s 2-1 midweek loss to Middlesbrough, but he had a moment of madness in the contest. With the game tied at one in the 83rd minute, Williams got in a shouting match with team captain Paul McShane, with the pair eventually getting in each other’s faces after coming together. The fallout has seen both players suspended for three games by the FA, the first of which was Reading’s 3-2 loss to Leeds on Saturday. He’ll be eligible to return for Reading’s final two games of the season.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Brooks was back in Hertha’s squad this weekend, recording a 6.9 whoscored.com rating — tied for the highest on the team — in a 2-1 loss to Hoffenheim. Brooks had an 88 percent pass completion rate against Hoffenheim and won three aerials, but his side suffered a
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler’s Frankfurt side couldn’t help out Brooks’ Berlin, and though he logged 90 minutes, his squad were smacked 3-0. Chandler himself was unimpressive, barely filling the stat sheet and picking up a yellow card in the last 10 minutes. More concerning, with four games to play, Frankfurt are four points out of a relegation playoff place and six out of full safety, so they are going to need to act fast to avoid the drop.
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
Green returned to the pitch for Bayern’s reserve side from start to finish in a 1-1 draw with Viktoria Aschaffenburg. Green has now seen the pitch 26 times this season for the second squad, and though he is still on the periphery of the first team, he is still very young and full of promise.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson is almost definitely out for the rest of the season with a hip injury. He has gone to Iceland, where he grew up, to rehab in the hopes of being ready for the beginning of next season.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson started at his usual left-midfield spot as Gladbach’s UCL hopes took another hit in a 2-0 loss to Hannover. He didn’t do much of note, either, passing at just a 69 percent clip and winning two tackles and launching two shots, though one took a good save to keep out. Fortunately, Hertha’s loss keeps Gladbach in the hunt to get back to Europe’s premier competition, as they trail the fourth-place side by four points points.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter did not make the 18-man roster for Stuttgart’s reserve side this weekend.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
For the second week in a row, Morales watched from the bench, but did not make his way into the fixture, as Ingolstadt lost 2-0 to Darmstadt.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic continues to make headlines for Dortmund, scoring his first ever Bundesliga goal to open the scoring in his squad’s 3-0 win over Hamburg. After he took a corner short, Pulisic made a roundabout run and was eventually returned the ball by Mats Hummels in a dangerous spot inside the area. From there, he took one touch before lashing the ball to the keeper’s near post to catapult his side into the lead. Furthermore, the 17-year-old passed very well at 89 percent and took seven corners for Dortmund,
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim)
Canouse again played 90 minutes for the reserves, who smashed Kickers Offenbach 5-1. He is still waiting to consistently crack the first team, and it looks like the wait will last into next season, but his mates on that squad are doing their best to keep Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga with their huge aforementioned win over Hertha.
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Boyd remains on the sidelines as he recovers from a long-term knee injury that’s kept him out for the past year-plus. His RB Leipzig squad is nearing promotion to the Bundesliga, as they are six points clear of the promotion playoff spot with five games to play.
Bobby Wood (Union Berlin)
Even more so than Pulisic, Wood is playing like a man possessed, and his goal this weekend in a 1-0 win over FC Heidenheim gives him a tally in each his last eight games and an amazing 12 in his last 10. This week, he headed home a flicked-on corner from short range, and while it wasn’t the greatest goal he will ever score, it certainly showed his anticipation of being in the right place at the right time. Now, Wood sits in second in third Bundesliga II scoring table, two behind the leaders, and if he keeps it up, he might just end up at the top of the table come season’s end. Either way, he’s going to garner some major praise and attention in the offseason.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
With his goal drought still hanging over him, Wooten watched from the bench as Sandhausen beat Boyd’s RB Leipzig side 1-0.
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Bedoya returned to Nantes’ squad, but he couldn’t make a major impact as his side suffered a 2-0 loss to Montpellier which all but ends their chase for a European place. Though he played the entire match, Bedoya was not at the top of his game, recording just one tackle and one dribble while limping to a meager 6.1 whoscored.com rating.
Ethan Horvath (Molde)
Horvath is slowly making his way into Molde’s squad as he again started in a 2-1 win over Bodoe/Glimt. After conceding in the first minutes, Horvath kept the hosts at bay and allowed his teammates to work their way back into the contest. With the American in net, Molde is off to a hot start with three wins and two draws so far in the Tippeligaen.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts)
Kitchen seems to be a new fixture in the Hearts squad as he played another 90 minutes this week in a goalless draw with Inverness. He didn’t do much of note, but he is quickly becoming a stalwart in a third-placed team in a major European League.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen)
Payne did not make the Groningen squad which drew with Feyenoord 1-1.
Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)
Rubin was an unused sub in Utrecht’s 2-2 draw with leaders Ajax.