Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron’s season is coming to a horrendous end, as the center back logged 90 minutes in another Stoke loss, this time a 2-1 defeat to an underperforming Crystal Palace side. Though he could do nothing about the winning strike, Cameron was the last man to put in a failed tackle on Yannick Bolasie before the ball rolled right into the path of Dwight Gayle, who slotted home Palace’s first to equalize. The goal saved Cameron some embarrassment, however, as the ref had pointed for advantage, meaning if Gayle hadn’t been right there, it would have likely been a penalty to Palace at his expense.
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Guzan watched from the bench as Mark Bunn produced a rare clean sheet for Villa in a goalless draw with Newcastle.
After starting last week, Howard was relegated to the bench as Everton lost 3-1 to Leicester. He is expected to start Everton’s final game of the season Sunday against Norwich for a fitting Goodison Park sendoff.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea)
Miazga did not make Chelsea’s 18-man roster that lost 3-2 to Sunderland.
DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
In that win over Chelsea, Yedlin was active at both ends of the pitch, to different degrees of success. He was involved in both of Chelsea’s goals, though one was a deflection and a second was a lost aerial which allowed the Blues to retake their lead, but that can all be forgotten because he supplied the cross to Jermain Defoe which ultimately won the game for the Black Cats. Furthermore, he was a thorn in Chelsea’s side all game, and that’s good to see for the outside back, who seems to be finding his legs in England.
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)
Rangers’ season is over besides their Scottish Cup final against Hibernian on May 21.
Cody Cropper (MK Dons)
Cropper’s season came to an end two weeks ago with an injury, and the Dons had a rough finish to the season which has seen them relegated back to League 1.
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Hyndman continues to be used in the role of a sub, as for the second week in a row, he entered Fulham’s contest with about 30 minutes to go in a 1-0 win over Bolton. He had little role on the only strike of the contest, but was in solid position for a rebound or to win a header on the preceding cross. Furthermore, he passed at 90 percent accuracy, which is great despite his limited minutes.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream got the start in Fulham’s aforementioned win and played 74 minutes before making way to young left back Luke Garbutt. Though Ream didn’t last the entire fixture, his time on the pitch was solid, as he logged an 89 percent passing clip on his way to a decent 7.2 rating on whoscored.com. Fulham finished the season in 20th, two places and 11 points above the relegation zone.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj played a full 90 minutes for Forest in their 2-1 win over MK Dons. After giving up a 19th minute goal and seeing their center back sent off before halftime, it would have been easy to surrender more, but Lichaj was part of a backline that held strong and allowed Forest to nick a winner with 15 minutes to play. He also had four tackles and three dribbles on the day, filling up the stat sheet nicely as Forest finished the season in 15th.
Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town)
Holmes was not in the 18-man roster for Huddersfield, and it might have been for the better, as they were smacked 5-1 by Brentford to end their season in 19th.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Novakovich was not involved in Reading’s senior side’s final fixture of the year, and the U21s have already wrapped up their campaign.
Danny Williams (Reading)
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Brooks was back on the pitch, but it was to no avail as Hertha dropped another contest, 2-1 to Darmstadt, as part of their miserable end to the season. Though his side conceded twice in the contest, never a good sign for a center back, Brooks won a massive 10 aerials in the contest and passed at 86 percent, two very good numbers. Four straight losses, however, have seen Hertha fall into a Europa League spot, and if they can’t get a result this weekend, they look like they could miss Europe all together.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
With Eintracht defending a 1-0 second-half lead against Borussia Dortmund, Chandler was brought on in the 59th minute to add some defensive solidity to Niko Kovac’s side. The plan worked a treat as Eintracht held on for a massive win. Chandler wasn’t all that involved, with one interception, one shot on target in stoppage time, and a yellow card, but the statistics will matter little. It was Eintracht’s third-straight win, and it saw them leap out of the relegation zone for the first time since March with one game left in the season.
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
Green was not involved for Bayern II on Friday as they lost 3-1 to Schweinfurt.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson is almost definitely out for the rest of the season with a hip injury. His Werder side host Chandler’s Frankfurt on Saturday knowing nothing less than a win will see them to safety, although they are currently in the relegation playoff position in the Bundesliga.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
For the second week in a row, Johnson was out with a groin injury, but his side again got a huge result, ending Leverkusen’s seven-game winning streak with a 2-1 win that allowed Gladbach to move three points clear in fourth place.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Once again, Kiesewetter was not involved for Stuttgart’s reserves, who lost to Magdeburg 1-0. They have already been relegated from the 3. Liga, and the senior side is in severe danger of losing its place in the Bundesliga, as it sits two points back of the playoff place currently held by Bremen.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales came on in the 63rd minute and did little of note for Ingolstadt, which lost 2-1 to Bayern as the visitors officially secured the Bundesliga title. The midfielder converted just three of nine passes on the day, but it didn’t matter too much, as all three goals had already been scored in the contest. Regardless, Ingolstadt have secured their top-flight safety, and that is a major success for one of the smallest teams to ever play in Germany’s top flight.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Also coming on as a second-half substitute, Pulisic was heavily involved for Dortmund, although he couldn’t help them find a breakthrough in the aforementioned defeat to Eintracht. Pulisic had one shot from a tough angle fly over the net shortly after coming on, but he was solid after, putting a few passes into dangerous spots and making an impact down the left side of Dortmund’s attack. The 17-year-old already looks to be a key member of the senior squad, and that shouldn’t change as he gains more experience, beginning at this summer’s Copa America.
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim)
Canouse went the distance for Hoffenheim’s reserves in a 2-0 win over Wormatia Worms. The side currently sits in fourth in the Regionalliga Sudwest, but with
Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig)
Boyd is still out with a long-term knee injury, but his Leipzig side has officially been promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time ever, so, when Boyd does return to action, he could do so in a top-flight league.
Bobby Wood (Union Berlin)
Again, Wood was held off the scoresheet for Union, which lost 2-0 to Arminia Bielefeld. The striker has 17 goals in the 2. Bundesliga this year, which has apparently piqued the interest of multiple Bundesliga clubs, with three sides currently fighting relegation reportedly joining Hamburgin the race to add Wood this offseason.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
After coming on with his side up a goal in the 81st minute, Wooten watched as Sandhausen immediately conceded to slip to a draw with struggling Duisburg. Wooten still hasn’t scored in months, and while his Sandhausen squad has struggled majorly over recent months, they will remain in the second tier next season.
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Bedoya’s fantastic campaign continued as he scored his third goal of the Ligue 1 season for Nantes, although the Canaries lost 2-1 to Caen. With his side trailing by two in the 78th minute, Bedoya collected a ball played into the box andpoked a very good finish past the Caen keeper to cut the lead in half. The attacking midfielder also connected on 48 of his 50 attempted passes on the day, so while the home defeat was certainly disappointing for the squad, Bedoya was instrumental in Nantes’ side on the day. He’ll need to be similarly solid for Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad this summer.
Ethan Horvath (Molde)
With his side up 3-1 in the 82nd minute at Haugesund, Horvath made a mistake that cost his team the game. The young keeper came out of his box to attempt to collect a long ball forward, but as he tried to hold off a Haugesund attacker, the 20-year-old took down the opposing forward, resulting in a penalty and a red card. The spot kick was converted, and Haugesund would go on to tie the game in the closing stages. It was a hotly debated decision made by the referee (you can see video of the play here, as well as a good deal of discussion in Norwegian about the merits of the call), but that matters little, as it ultimately cost Molde two points. They were also dumped out of the cup during the midweek, although Horvath wasn’t in the team for that defeat.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts)
Kitchen has made himself a vital piece of Hearts’ squad, as he went the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Ross County on the weekend. He won a header in the lead up to the squad’s only goal, scored in the 84th minute by Juanma, but could have cleared a ball out of the box on Ross’s equalizer a few minutes later. Still, Scotland has been kind thus far to Kitchen, and the midfielder will hope to continue his progression this summer with playing time at the Copa America.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen)
Payne did not get off the bench in Groningen’s 2-1 win over Heracles. Groningen have earned a berth in the Eredivisie’s Europa League playoff and will face Heracles again in a two-legged playoff Thursday and Saturday.
Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)
Likewise, Rubin was an unused sub as Utrecht fell to AZ Alkmaar 3-1. Courtesy of their fifth-place finish in the Eredivisie, Utrecht will also take part in the playoff for European football and will face PEC Zwolle.