Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Having been eliminated from the FA Cup in the third round, Stoke were inactive this weekend.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Likewise, Bournemouth did not play this weekend as the Premier League took a break for the cup competition.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Huddersfield were involved in this weekend’s action, and Williams was in the Terriers’ starting XI that hosted Manchester United. However, his 90 minutes were filled with ups and downs, and Huddersfield bowed out of the cup with a 2-0 defeat. Williams was partially culpable for both United goals, as he twice failed to prevent passes forward early in moves that ended with Romelu Lukaku finding the back of the net. Lukaku also shook off the attentions of Williams and deposited the second goal into the net, although the midfielder did valiantly attempt to get back into
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Newcastle were eliminated from the FA Cup in a fourth-round defeat to Chelsea
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. However, he looks to be slightly ahead of schedule in his recovery, and he recently returned to training for the first time since suffering the injury. There’s still no estimate on when he’ll return to game action, but the date seems to be approaching quicker than previously expected.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
For 93 minutes, Carter-Vickers helped Ipswich shut down archrivals Norwich at Carrow Road, but one momentary lapse in stoppage time ruined what should have been a fantastic evening for Ipswich. After Ipswich took the lead in the 88th minute, Carter-Vickers reacted too slowly to get his body in front of Timm Klose, whose 94th-minute header earned the Canaries a 1-1 draw. It wasn’t a bad performance from the 20-year-old, who did everything he was asked until the dying seconds and impressed a segment of the Ipswich fanbase despite passing at just 54 percent while recording three aerial wins and three clearances. It’s certainly something to build on, but he needs to improve his focus if he’s going to continue to progress.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
De la Torre didn’t make the Fulham senior squad, but he did play 90 minutes for the U-23s in a 4-1 PL 2 defeat to Stoke City. The attacker was a consistent threat throughout the contest and had one spectacular effort denied in equally impressive fashion, but he wasn’t involved in the Fulham goal.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream took up his usual place in the heart of Fulham’s four-man back line, and he impressed once again in a 2-0 win over Aston Villa. The 30-year-old was dominant in the air, recording eight clearances and winning all six aerial duels in which he engaged. Ream also recorded a tackle and a dribble while completing 88 percent of his 86 pass attempts (second-most for Fulham). Fulham remained in fifth after the win, but the Cottagers are red hot with eight wins and two draws in their last 10 games and sit just six points back of second place and an automatic promotion spot.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Once again, Gooch was an unused substitute for Sunderland, who lost 2-0 to visiting Brentford and sit second from bottom.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj started Nottingham Forest’s game against Burton, but he didn’t come anywhere close to finishing it. That’s because the Reds left back earned himself an early shower with a 28th-minute lunge on Martin Samuelsen, coming in over the top of the ball and taking out his opponent. The out-of-control challenge (which starts 18 seconds inthis video) drew a warranted red card, but it may have cost Lichaj even more, as he had to be helped off the field with a knock following the incident, which also led to shoving between members of both teams. It’s unclear whether or not Lichaj will miss time with any injury, but he will be suspended for the sending off and will
James Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday)
Murphy didn’t appear for any of Wednesday’s sides this week, but he did pop up on the football radar as he reportedly played five minutesin a friendly for MLS expansion side LAFC as a trialist. It’s a little unclear as to what this means for Murphy moving forward, but there at least appears to be interest. We’ll monitor the situation and pass along any news that may come.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
Robinson played 90 minutes as a left wing-back in Bolton’s 2-0 loss to Queen’s Park Rangers. The 20-year-old was decent in the contest, and it would be hard to pin either of QPR’s goals on him, but his impact on the game was muted, partly because his side went down to 10 men early in the second half. Robinson recorded three clearances and three interceptions but completed just four passes in the entire match.
Gboly Ariyibi (Northampton Town, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi played twice for Northampton Town this week. First, he came on as a 56th-minute substitute just after Northampton cut a 2-0 deficit to 2-1 against Gillingham, although he was unable to help his team earn a point as the Cobblers lost by that same margin. He apparently impressed enough in that appearance to earn his first start for his loan club on the weekend, playing 87 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe. Ariyibi threatened a few times in that contest but never really came close to finding the net.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
It was a similar story for Holmes this week, as he came on as a 76th-minute substitute in a 2-2 draw with Peterborough before starting and playing 90 in the aforementioned draw with Northampton. He didn’t do much in the former and was a peripheral figure in the latter, although he did create one good chance that a teammate headed over and one more of his own that was turned aside by the Northampton keeper. Scunthorpe remain in fifth in League 1.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks remains sidelined for Wolfsburg, who put up a valiant effort but fell 2-1 to Bayern Munich.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler did it again for Eintracht this week, scoring the opener in a massive 2-1 comeback win over RB Leipzig on Monday. The left midfielder made his way onto the end of a corner kick scramble on 22 minutes to poke home from short range and restore parity. Just four minutes later, Kevin Prince-Boateng would give the Eagles the lead for good. Chandler also won three tackles on the day and was a bit of a thorn in the Leipzig side, as Frankfurt broke into third place following the win. Chandler also picked up a yellow card in a feisty affair that saw referee Felix Zwayer award six to Frankfurt and a further two to the visitors.
Out of nowhere, Johannsson has worked himself all the way into the Bremen team, for better and for worse. In his second Bundesliga start in a row (his only two of the season), Werder fell 1-0 to Freiburg, and Johannsson was more than a little responsible. Johansson was the culprit who dragged down a Freiburg attacker in the area in the 24th minute, leading to a penalty and the game’s only goal. On offense, during his 74 minutes before being removed as a sub, Johannsson didn’t create much, but he did win a couple of aerials and a tackle. He also passed as a 70 percent clip. Performances like the one he had Saturday won’t keep him in the lineup for long, however.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson was again on the outside of the Gladbach 18-man squad, which fell 1-0 to Dortmund.
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 played twice this week for Dortmund, starting their 3-2 Europa League win over Atalanta before coming off the bench in a 1-0 win against Gladbach. On the continent, Pulisic was not part of any of the Dortmund tallies and was removed in the 85th minute shortly before Dortmund found the winner. The right winger had one great chance when he skipped past a defender in the box, but he couldn’t find the angle to shoot, and his squaring effort was cut out by the keeper. As always, however, Pulisic attacked with his possession, completing four dribbles. On the weekend, Pulisic entered with 15 minutes to play and the lead intact. He didn’t get up to much during his quarter of an hour remaining besides record a couple of tackles.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Stanko an unused sub for Freiburg in their aforementioned win over Werder Bremen.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood entered Hamburg’s 2-1 loss over Bayer Leverkusen in the 54th minute with Hamburg down 2-0 and nearly made a game-changing moment. The forward nearly scored an acrobatic goal with a defender draped all over his back in the 65th minute, but the effort was well saved by the keeper. It was one of Wood’s four shots in his limited time on the pitch, which also included winning an impressive seven aerials. He was not involved in the lone Hamburg tally, however.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd remains on the outside of the Darmstadt team, which fell 2-0 to Arminia Bielefeld.
McKinzie Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines was also not involved for Darmstadt.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
George lasted 77 minutes in a tight four-man midfield for Regensburg in their 1-0 loss to Dynamo Dresden. George did a little bit of everything on the day, completing four dribbles, winning three aerials, and recording a shot and a tackle.
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 not involved for Sandhausen, who beat Kaiserslautern 1-0.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
Wright started — his first start since October — but made little impact in Sandhuasen’s aforementioned win and was promptly removed at halftime. The supporting forward could have barely filled out less of the stat sheet, recording just a single shot in the first half while passing at an 88 percent clip.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
Green started and went the distance for Greuther
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter was not on the Dusseldorf roster for their aforementioned loss to Greuther Fuerth.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales logged a full shift for Ingolstadt in a 1-0 loss to St. Pauli. Morales did a little bit of everything in the middle, winning tackles both on the ground and in the air, hitting two shots, and passing at a 77 percent clip. It wasn’t enough to push his team across the line, though.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Once again, Horvath wasn’t included in Brugge’s squad, which drew 2-2 with Genk but still leads the Jupiler League by 11 points.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga was left out of the Vitesse side this weekend due to an illness. Without him, the side struggled defensively and fell 2-1 to Excelsior.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore didn’t play in Levante’s 3-0 loss to Real Sociedad, but the right back did go 90 minutes and provide an assist on the game-winning goal in the 84th minute as Levante’s reserves beat Villarreal’s C squad 2-0.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Novakovich played 90 minutes for Telstar in a 1-1 draw with Fortuna Sittard. He wasn’t involved in Telstar’s early tally, nor was he at fault for Sittard’s equalizer, which came from a penalty. Telstar are in sixth place in the second tier, but just three points separate them from third.
Erik Palmer-Brown (KV Kortrijk, on loan from Manchester City, Jupiler League)
Palmer-Brown made the Kortrijk 18-man squad for the first time, but he remained on the bench as an unused substitute. Kortrijk defeated Lokeren 1-0, their third straight win.
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Parks played 90 minutes again for Benfica B, who got hammered 5-1 for the second straight week, this time by Real SC.
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, which beat Vitesse 2-1 this weekend.
Kenny Saief (Anderlecht, on loan from Gent, Jupiler League)
Siaef started and played 90 minutes for Anderlecht in a 1-0 loss to St. Truiden. Saief didn’t do enough offensively to move the needle, and the result could have been worse given Anderlecht saved a penalty kick. It’s a disheartening loss, however, and their fourth straight game without a win has dropped them into third place, well off leaders Brugge.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Siebatcheu started and logged 77 minutes for Reims in a 2-1 win over Gazelec Ajaccio. Siebatcheu wasn’t on the scoreline, as it was a brace from their center back that won the game. The win keeps Remis 14 points clear at the top of Ligue 2 as they close in on an early promotion.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tall did not feature for Tours in a 2-2 draw with Nimes.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Torres did not play for Lokeren, who lost 1-0 to Kortrijk.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale played the final 20 minutes as a substitute in Villarreal C’s aforementioned 2-0 defeat to Levante’s B side. He was on the pitch for both of Levante’s goals.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fossey played 90 minutes for Fulham’s PL 2 side in their previously mentioned 4-1 loss to Stoke.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann went the distance in goal for Hertha’s reserve side in a 3-1 win over their neighbors from Viktoria Berlin.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde went 90 minutes for United’s PL 2 team in a 4-0 loss to Chelsea. The fullback had some bright moments, but the four goals the defense conceded will be a disappointment.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Livorno were inactive this week.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Sargent will officially join Bremen on Tuesday, his 18th birthday, after which he will become eligible to feature for the youth teams.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Koln II was set to return last week, but their game was postponed. The second squad should be back on the field soon.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Scott made his senior debut for Chelsea this week, coming on for Cesc Fabregas with half an hour to play in their 4-0 FA Cup win over Hull. With the game in the back pocket, Scott was sent out simply for experience, and he held his own. The midfielder completed 31 of 33 passes and won three tackles on the day while picking up a yellow card. It’s a solid first outing, to say the least, and the 20-year-old can now attempt to build on his first appearance under the spotlight of first-team football.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague returned to game action after a lengthy injury layoff, starting for Schalke’s U-19’s in a 1-1 draw with their counterparts from Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Bayern II lost a friendly to Leifering by a 4-1 margin, but it is unclear if Tillman played or not. They return to league play next week.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
Weah started for PSG II and scored the game’s only goal in a win over Montceau. It’s his first goal of the season for the reserves.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young watched from the bench as Bremen II lost 3-1 to Magdeburg.