Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron started and played 90 minutes as a holding midfielder in Stoke’s scoreless draw at Southampton. The 32-year-old did his job well, helping Stoke keep a clean sheet despite being outshot 18-12. He finished with a game-high five interceptions and added two tackles and two clearances while picking up a yellow card, but Cameron wasn’t able to have an impact in the attack. Stoke remain in 19th place and the relegation zone by a point, but they have earned
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth)
Hyndman did not make the cut for Bournemouth’s 18-man squad, which drew Leicester 1-1, and the U-21 side was inactive this week.
Danny Williams (Huddersfield)
Williams started and went the distance for Huddersfield in a 2-0 loss to Tottenham. Playing in a central midfield role, Williams was kept relatively quiet as Spurs controlled the tempo of the contest, but the 28-year-old filled out the stat sheet well with five clearances, four tackles, two successful dribbles, and one shot on target (one of just three efforts at goal the Terriers mustered). Williams has now started back-to-back games for 15th-place Huddersfield after previously not playing in a league game since New Year’s Day.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Like Williams, Yedlin had a quiet afternoon as Newcastle (like Huddersfield) fell 2-0 away from home to a Champions League side, Liverpool. Tasked with slowing down Liverpool’s terrifying wing duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Yedlin held up admirable, as though while both players scored, neither goal was the right back’s fault. He also tried to get forward when he could, but his options were mostly limited when he did so. He did finish with six aerial wins and two successful take-ons, but overall, it was a somewhat dulled performance as Liverpool dominated the game.
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. There’s still no estimate on when he’ll return to game action, though.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Due to one of England’s most severe snowstorms of the past century, Ipswich’s scheduled home match Saturday against Hull was postponed, with no new date set.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
Despite the snow, Fulham was able to get their massive scheduled match with Derby in on Saturday, and the Cottagers came away with a huge 2-1 victory. De la Torre did not play, however, and the PL 2 squad was inactive.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Meanwhile, Ream did start and go the distance for Fulham, and he delivered another solid performance. The center back was a bit lucky early when Derby had a goal ruled out for offsides on a play in which he was caught out of position, and he had a few more nervous moments against a good Derby side. But Ream stuck to his task; Fulham won despite being outshot 18-12, and Ream finished with a game-high nine clearances while making a vital block of a Derby effort that seemed headed into the corner of the net for what would have been a tying goal. His work was recognized by one Fulham reporter who named Ream as his man-of-the-match, and it’s not the first time that the 30-year-old has been praised this season. With Fulham streaking towards the
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch didn’t appear in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw with Millwall, and the U-23s had their match with Manchester United postponed.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj finished his three-game ban on Saturday and duly missed Forest’s 2-1 win over Birmingham. His suspension ends Tuesday when Forest visit Norwich, but manager Aitor Karanka told reporters Monday that Lichaj might have a challenge ahead towin his starting right-back spot away from Tendayi Darikwa, who has filled in well while helping Forest go on a modest four-game unbeaten run.
James Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday -> LAFC)
On Friday, Murphy announced on his Instagram account that he has officially signed with MLS expansion side LAFC. The midfielder had previously been training with the club, and he officially signed just two days before LAFC’s first-ever game. He was then on the bench and watched as an unused substitute as the newcomers beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0. The 20-year-old leaves Wednesday having made just one appearance for the senior side. As such, he’ll also leave our list as he sets out on his MLS career.
Antonee Robinson (Bolton, on loan from Everton)
In a 3-1 derby defeat to Preston, Robinson struggled on the left side of Bolton’s back five. While he wasn’t directly responsible for any of Preston’s goals (all of which came in the second half after Bolton took a 1-0 lead into the break), he was caught out of position numerous times throughout the contest, including on Preston’s final tally, which killed the game in stoppage time. His impact going forward was also significantly less emphatic than usual, as he finished with just one successful dribble and won just one of five aerials. He’s been a positive surprise for the Trotters this season, but with Bolton still in a relegation fight, Robinson will have to find his form again soon.
Gboly Ariyibi (Northampton Town, on loan from Nottingham Forest)
Snow forced the postponement of Northampton’s fixture with Blackpool, so Ariyibi did not play this weekend.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
Scunthorpe’s game wasn’t called off, although the Iron would have preferred it did after losing 2-0 at home to relegation-threatened Oldham. Holmes played 90 minutes for Scunthorpe as a right winger and had a few nice moments, but he also spurned a one-on-one with the game still scoreless midway through the second half. He wasn’t responsible for either of the Oldham goals that followed, but Holmes will certainly bear at least some of the blame as Scunthorpe saw their winless run stretch to five.
John Anthony Brooks (Wolfsburg)
Brooks remains sidelined for Wolfsburg, and he didn’t appear in their 2-1 loss to Leverkusen. Wolfsburg remain in 15th place, clinging to the last guaranteed Bundesliga spot.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler didn’t have an overly productive week for Frankfurt, but the Eagles got the win, 1-0 over Hannover, and still sit in fourth place, a Champions League spot. Though the left wing back logged a full 90 minutes, he barely touched the stat sheet, with nothing to show aside from two aerial wins. As a wing back in a 3-5-2, Chandler is equally about defense, though, and a clean sheet for the side with the second-fewest goals allowed on the season speaks for itself.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson was back at it again this week for Bremen, scoring a late equalizer in their 2-2 draw with Monchengladbach. After entering the game as a halftime sub, Johansson was dangerous his entire 45 minutes on the pitch, tallying five shots and two dribbles. His big moment came in the 78th minute, when he made his way into the six-yard box to smash home a layoff from fellow sub Jerome Gondorf (who had only been on the pitch two minutes). It’s been a very unexpected turnaround from Johannsson, who
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Johnson remains sidelined due to injury for Gladbach’s aforementioned draw with Werder.
Weston McKennie (Schalke)
McKennie returned from injury for Schalke this week, playing the final 10 minutes of a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin. Manager Domenico Tedesco was working the youngster back into the team after an MCL tear, and though McKennie did little of note during his time on the pitch, he did help see out an important three points for Schalke. More importantly, it’s a great sign to see the youngster return from injury.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic has been dropped to the bench for Dortmund and came on for just the final few minutes of their 1-1 draw with RB Leipzig. With so little time on the field, it’s unsurprising he didn’t make a game-changing impact. Hopefully, the Hershey, Penn. native can find his form again.
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg)
Stanko remains out of the Freiburg side, which was pounded 4-0 by Bayern.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Wood was not in the Hamburg 18-man roster this week for their goalless draw with Mainz.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd was again a late sub for Darmstadt, coming in with 15 minutes to play and his side up 2-0 over Dynamo Dresden, a scoreline which would hold. Boyd won an aerial and tallied a shot as Darmstadt earned a big win in their fight against relegation.
McKinzie Gaines (Darmstadt)
Gaines was an unused sub for Darmstadt.
Jann George (Jahn Regensburg)
George remains outside of the Regensburg 18, which fell 2-1 to Eintracht Braunschweig.
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 did not make the 18 for Sandhausen for a 1-1 draw with Erzgebirge Aue.
Haji Wright (Sandhausen, on loan from Schalke)
After subbing in last week, Wright was dropped from the aforementioned Sandhausen squad.
Julian Green (Greuther Fuerth, on loan from Stuttgart)
Green was the central piece of Greuther’s attack this week, playing 85 minutes at center attacking mid in a 2-0 win over Nuernberg. He wasn’t involved in the first goal and was subbed off before the second, and he didn’t do much on the stat sheet to help his squad, but Fuerth earned a big win nonetheless. The 22-year-old is still developing, and these minutes are crucial should he want to take the next step.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter missed out on the Dusseldorf squad that beat St. Pauli 2-1.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
After picking up a first-half yellow, Morales lasted until just past the hour mark for Ingolstadt, who fell 1-0 to Bochum. He was a force in the air, winning five challenges, but Morales struggled to pass, with his accuracy just over 50 percent. Though they sit in 11th, Ingolstadt are just four points clear of the relegation zone, so they need to grind out some results down the stretch.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Once again, Horvath wasn’t in the Brugge squad that beat Kortrijk 2-1.
Matt Miazga (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea, Eredivisie)
Miazga more than played his part in Vitesse’s memorable 3-2 win over Ajax. The center back was excellent in the contest, as he helped his side withstand an offensive charge from Ajax to win despite being doubled up in shots, 20-10. Miazga recorded nine clearances and four interceptions, and his only shot attempt needed to be cleared off the line by an Ajax defender. He also wasn’t responsible for either goal his side conceded. The win was a big one, too, as it pushes Vitesse into sixth place in the Eredivisie, opening up the gap between them and eighth (which doesn’t give the possibility of European football) to five points.
Shaquell Moore (Levante, La Liga)
Moore didn’t appear in either of Levante’s senior 18-man squads this past week, but he did play 90 minutes for the reserve team in a 1-0 defeat to Eldense.
Andrija Novakovich (SC Telstar, on loan from Reading, Eerste Divisie)
Novakovich stayed hot this week, recording a brace to help Telstar defeat Dordrecht 3-2. The striker drew Telstar level 23 minutes in with a near-post header from a corner and gave the side a lead early in the second half with a clever touch and precise low strike from close range. Novakovich now has 15 goals in what’s been an excellent campaign for a Telstar team that finds itself squarely in the thick of the promotion chase.
Erik Palmer-Brown (KV Kortrijk, on loan from Manchester City, Jupiler League)
Keaton Parks (Benfica, Primeira Liga)
Parks again started for Benfica B and played almost the entire game, being subbed out in stoppage time with the side up 3-1 — which would be the final score — against Sporting Covilha.
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 found his way onto the scoresheet this week with an assist for Anderlecht in a 3-2 win over Zulte-Waregem. The left midfielder showed drive to slip his forward through before colliding with a defender. The play resulted in Anderlecht's third and ultimately match-deciding tally.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Reims, Ligue 2)
Siebatcheu was the first sub for Reims this week, coming off just after halftime in a 2-1 loss to Clermont that has temporarily halted Reims’ march towards Ligue 1. After being injured last week, Siebatcheu being taken off in the 49th minute could have been precautionary, but it was still at an awkward time nonetheless. Nothing since the fixture has been reported on his health.
Maki Tall (Tours, Ligue 2)
Tall made an appearance for Tours this week, playing the final 30 minutes in a 3-1 win over Brest. He didn’t do much of note, and even with the three points, his side are way off the bottom of the table and are likely to be going down. For the remainder of the season, Tall could be playing for a shot with a new club.
Juan Pablo Torres (Sporting Lokeren, Jupiler League)
Torres did not appear for Lokeren this week in a 2-1 win against Royal Excel Mouscron.
Jonathan Klinsmann (Hertha Berlin, Bundesliga)
Klinsmann played 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet as Hertha II defeated Neugersdorf 4-0.
Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Sargent didn’t feature for any of Werder’s teams this week.
Isaiah Young (Werder Bremen, Bundesliga)
Young was an unused sub for Werder’s reserves, who drew 1-1 with Hansa Rostock.
Brady Scott (FC Koln, Bundesliga)
Koln’s reserves were inactive this week.
Nick Taitague (Schalke, Bundesliga)
Taitague started for Schalke’s U-19s in a 1-1 draw with Paderborn.
Timothy Tillman (Bayern Munich, Bundesliga)
Tillman started and played 76 minutes for Bayern’s reserves in a 2-1 win over VfR Garching. He came off with Bayern up 1-0.
Marlon Fossey (Fulham, Championship)
Fulham’s PL 2 team did not play this week.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United, Premier League)
Olosunde played the first half for United’s U-23s in a Premier League International Cup loss to Villarreal.
Kyle Scott (Chelsea, Premier League)
Chelsea’s PL 2 squad was not in action this week.
Mukwelle Akale (Villarreal, La Liga)
Akale didn’t have quite the week he did last, but he did start and assist for Villarreal C in a 2-1 win.
Joshua Perez (Livorno Calcio, Lega Pro, on loan from Fiorentina)
Livorno did not play a fixture this week.
Timothy Weah (PSG, Ligue 1)
It was a dream come true for Weah this week as the 18-year-old made his debut for PSG’s senior side in a 2-0 win over Troyes. The forward came on with 10 minutes to play and even had a decent chance late, but he was unable to convert. His participation in the match was undoubtedly linked to the Parisian side’s upcoming Champions League fixture, but nonetheless, it's a major step forward for Weah, who will be working towards more appearances soon.