Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron was an unused sub for Stoke this weekend as the Potters drew Brighton 1-1.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman remains on the outside of the Bournemouth squad looking in. He watched from the stands as his side was smacked 4-1 by Huddersfield.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams didn’t see action either in Huddersfield’s aforementioned win, but he was on the bench for David Wagner’s side as he works his way back from injury. He was not in the squad for the Terriers’ midweek FA Cup replay win over Birmingham by the same 4-1 scoreline.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin wasn’t prominently involved in Newcastle’s 1-0 upset win over Manchester United (LInk to PTS), but he did make one critical play in his 90 minutes on the pitch. The right back made a last-ditch tackle in the box that saved what would have been an Alexis Sanchez tally with the game still knotted up at zero. Yedlin did little else of note in the game, but he was part of a back four that held United scoreless and played a big role in securing three massive points for the Magpies.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal)
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers remained at the heart of Ipswich’s defense, holding last-place Burton scoreless, albeit in a goalless draw. The game was mostly void of good chances, with the teams combining for just 15 shots, but the best one of the game came at the expense of CCV, who was beaten for both pace and strength only to be bailed out by his goalkeeper from close range. It was a solid performance overall, but Burton are languishing, so it’s not unexpected.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
De la Torre did not appear for Fulham’s senior side in their 1-1 draw with Bolton while the U-23s had the week off.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream, however, started and went the distance at center back for Fulham in their aforementioned draw. He was not responsible for the tally against, which was a ridiculous volleyed strike (more on that a little further down the list), and did well on the day to cut out a couple of very dangerous attacks from the hosts. Ream also won three aerials and passed at a 92 percent clip.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch was an unused sub for Sunderland, who drew 3-3 with Bristol City. It’s a good result given Bristol sit in sixth and led 3-0 in the first half, but the Black Cats still have a lot of work to do, as they sit in 23rd, four points from safety.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj was far from his best this weekend as Forest fell 2-0 to Hull. First, he clumsily conceded an early penalty with a foul on Harry Wilson. The spot-kick was saved, but it wasn’t a good omen. After his side fell behind 1-0 following the missed penalty, Lichaj failed to deal with a low cross, which resulted in the Tigers’ second. It’s tough to say that he certainly should have made the play, but Lichaj was very close to being in position to do so and will be disappointed that he couldn’t get to the ball. His poor half resulted in his substitution at halftime. He didn’t record a single shot, aerial, tackle, or dribble during his half.
James Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday)
Murphy did not appear for Wednesday’s senior or U-23 sides this week.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Robinson started, went the distance, and provided the assist on Bolton’s only goal in their aforementioned draw with Fulham. Robinson flicked on a long goal-kick in the 61st minute that led to a brilliant hit from Adam Le Fondre (1:12 inthis video) to tie the contest. Robinson didn’t do much else of note, but his four assists on the season are plenty solid for a defender, though the 20-year-old was being deployed as a left wing-back this week.
Ariyibi was an unused sub for Northampton Town, who beat Wimbledon 3-1.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Holmes had a quiet game for Scunthorpe in their 2-1 loss to Rotherham. He wasn’t involved negatively or positively in any of the three goals and did little else of note in defense or attack. He picked up a late yellow card as well. Scunthorpe remain in fourth, but the loss hurts as Rotherham are breathing down their neck in fifth with a game in hand that could be used to overtake the Iron.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Again, Brooks was held out of the Wolfsburg side with the same injury that has kept him sidelined since December 12. Without him, Wolfsburg lost 3-1 to Werder Bremen.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler returned to form quickly after a blip last week, going the distance for Frankfurt as a left wing-back in a 4-2 win over Cologne. He didn’t get himself onto the scoresheet, but the 27-year-old was at the center of plenty of action, tallying three shots — one of which hit the woodwork — and collecting a game-high five interceptions, as well as three clearances. In general, he was a nuisance down the left side all game long and continued his excellent campaign as Eintracht held firm in fourth place with the win. Prior to that, he was an unused substitute as Frankfurt advanced to the semifinals of the DfB-Pokal with a 3-0 win over Mainz.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
After his vital contribution off the bench helped Bremen to a crucial win a week ago, Johannsson found himself squarely in the thick of things during a busy week for the club. First, he was granted his first start of the season in the DfB-Pokal on Tuesday and scored his first goal with a smart run and delicate chip to put Werder 2-0 up on Leverkusen inside of eight minutes. He nearly added another goal moments later before being subbed off at halftime with a slight recurrence of the hip injury that stifled his progress at Bremen upon his arrival, and Leverkusen fought back to win 4-2 after extra time. Though the injury forced him out of that contest, it didn’t keep him sidelined for long as Johannsson was back in the starting squad for the aforementioned 3-1 Bundesliga win over Wolfsburg on the weekend, during which the striker played 65 minutes. He wasn’t directly involved in either of Bremen’s goals that were scored before he was subbed off, but the 27-year-old did chip in with three clearances and two tackles in
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson was again not involved for Monchengladbach this week. The Foals lost 1-0 to Stuttgart, their third consecutive defeat.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
After suffering a partial tear of his MCL on January 21, McKennie has been ruled out for about six weeks. He did return to the pitch this week as part of his rehab, but McKennie doesn’t seem too close to playing in a game just yet.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic wasn’t overly outstanding in Dortmund’s 2-0 win over Hamburg on Saturday, but he nonetheless made a telling contribution when Michy Batshuayi turned in his low cross early in the second half to put the Black and Yellows ahead. The 19-year-old also racked up five tackles and four successful dribbles (as well as four unsuccessful ones) and missed the target with his only shot attempt. It was just the third Bundesliga assist of the season for Pulisic, but the fact that two of those have come the last two weeks might be a sign that the youngster is turning a corner in 2018. Dortmund are unbeaten in seven league games and sit in third place.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Stanko was again an unused sub for Freiburg, who lost 2-1 to Hannover.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
In Dortmund’s aforementioned 2-0 win over Hamburg, Wood played the first 54 minutes for the visitors before being taken off. He wasn’t able to have much of an impact, seeing his only shot blocked and winning three of nine aerial duels while touching the ball just 20 times, fewer than every other starter in the match. Hamburg are winless in nine and sit in 17th place, three points out of a relegation playoff spot and six from safety, and Wood has just one league goal this season.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd wasn’t included in Darmstadt’s 18-man squad that lost 2-1 at Bochum on Friday.
McKinzie Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines was also not in the 18-man roster for Darmstadt’s aforementioned defeat.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
For the first time since August, George found his way onto the scoresheet for Jahn Regensburg in their 2-0 win over Heidenheim on Saturday. After taking a corner kick in the 34th minute, George sprinted towards the penalty box and jumped on a loose ball, depositing it just underneath the crossbar to put Regensburg ahead. It was George’s fourth goal of the season and part of a solid game from the winger, who completed three dribbles, tallied two key passes, and had one other shot attempt blocked. The win moves Regensburg into sixth place in the second division table, just three points out of the promotion playoff spot.
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 continues to miss out on the Sandhausen squad. He has played just 30 minutes all season for the senior side.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Wright was back in the squad this week for Sandhausen, earning a place on the bench for the first time since December. He did not make it onto the pitch, however, as the side drew 0-0 with Eintracht Braunschweig.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
Green played 90 minutes for Fuerth as a center attacking midfielder in a 1-0 win over Dynamo Dresden. The 22-year-old wasn’t great in the contest, completing just one of five dribbles and one of three tackles while collecting a yellow card. He did force a save with his only shot, though. Nonetheless, the win boosts Fuerth above Darmstadt and into 16th place in the table, out of the automatic relegation zone and into a playoff spot.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter continues to miss out Dusseldorf squads and was not involved in their 3-1 loss to Union Berlin. More concerning is a recent report from a Dusseldorf-based news source that says Kiesewetter is now training with Fortuna’s U-23 side, which means that barring an unlikely turn of events, he’s not going to feature for the first team any time soon.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales didn’t continue his modest two-game goalscoring streak this week, but he did play 90 minutes in Ingolstadt’s midfield in a scoreless draw with Erzgebirge Aue. The 27-year-old had one shot saved and one blocked, and he also won three aerials and completed one dribble. Ingolstadt are in fifth place in the 2. Bundesliga table and have lost just two league games since September.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Horvath is well on the outside of the Brugge setup, as he did not play in their Belgian Cup win or league draw this week.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga started twice for Vitesse this week, playing 180 minutes in a 3-1 win over Feyenoord and a 1-0 loss to ADO Den Haag. Against ADO, Miazga had a brilliant sliding block to deny a goal in the first half. However, the center back was nowhere to be found when his opponents unleashed a lightning-quick counter that needed just one long, low pass to put Sheraldo Becker in on goal for the only tally of the game. In the latter, Miazga had a quiet defensive game, which was made easier by two red cards for Feyenoord, but he nearly had an offensive highlight when his looping header following a scramble in the box clipped the crossbar and went out. It was a decent week overall for Vitesse, who sit in seventh and the final Europa League playoff spot.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore was not in the 18-man roster for Levante, who lost 3-1 to Valencia.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Novakovich started and scored for Telstar in a 3-3 draw with Ajax II. His goal was smooth, too, as the forward broke behind the defense with a smart touch and run before cooly slotting home under the keeper to put his side up 2-0. Novakovich is fifth in the Eerste Divisie with 12 goals on the season.
Erik Palmer-Brown (KV Kortrijk, on loan from Manchester City, Jupiler League)
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Parks played 90 minutes for Benfica B, who got hammered 5-1 by Academico Viseu.
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 once again played 90 minutes for Anderlecht, albeit in a losing effort as the side fell 2-0 to Oostende. The forward wasn’t at fault for either of the goals his team conceded. Anderlecht currently sit in third place in the Jupiler League with four games remaining until Belgium’s Championship playoff stage begins.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Following a two-game run without a goal, Reims returned to winning ways emphatically, beating Sochaux 3-0. Siebatcheu started, played all 90 minutes, and assisted on Reims’ third goal, setting up Pablo Chavarria’s second with a simple forward pass on a fast break. Siebatcheu is tied for second in the division with 12 goals, and Reims have widened the gap atop the table between themselves and a tight chasing pack to 12 points.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tall wasn’t in Tours’ 18-man squad that lost 2-1 to Paris FC.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Torres didn’t make the Lokeren squad which drew 1-1 with Sporting Charleroi.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale started for Villarreal C in a 2-2 draw with Castellon.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fulham’s PL 2 side was off this week.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann was not with the senior side, and Hertha’s youth team fixture was postponed this week.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
The PL 2 was on inactive this week, and as such, Olosunde did not play.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Perez was a halftime sub for Livorno, playing the final 45 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Pontedera.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Sargent hasn’t yet featured for any of Bremen’s reserve teams and won’t be eligible to do so until his 18th birthday on February 20.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Koln’s youth teams don’t return to play until mid-February, and Scott did not appear in the senior squad this week.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott did not play for Chelsea’s reserves in a Checkatrade Trophy loss to Lincoln due to illness.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague didn’t play for the Schalke U-19s this week, while the U-23s had their first match of 2018 postponed.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman didn’t play for Bayern’s U-19s in a 2-0 win over their counterparts from Kaiserslautern, while the reserve side is still on its winter break.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
Weah played 90 minutes for PSG’s U-19 side in a UEFA Youth League penalty win over Ajax. Both the U-19s and the reserve side had their domestic matches postponed this weekend.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was an unused substitute for Bremen II in a 2-2 draw with Wehen Wiesbaden.