Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron had a day to forget in Stoke’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland. While the Potters did snap their three-game losing streak, they were on the verge of nabbing all three points when Cameron clumsily barged into a turning Jermain Defoe just inside the penalty area in stoppage time. Defoe converted the ensuing spot kick to nab a point for the visiting Black Cats. Cameron could have also had a penalty called against him in the first half when he leapt for a ball in
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Once again, Villa’s porous defense left the keeper out to dry in a 3-2 loss to Watford that turned on two late goals by Troy Deeney, but it wasn’t Guzan who was the victim this time. The 31-year-old watched from the bench as Mark Bunn conceded three goals, although it would be hard to blame him for any of them. Still, as Villa’s awful season comes to an end, Guzan will hope to get back into the starting lineup before the side tries to regroup in the Championship next year.
Tim Howard (Everton)
With his time in England coming to an end, Howard was handed his first Premier League start in over three months as Everton topped Bournemouth 2-1. The 37-year-old couldn’t stop Marc Pugh’s early shot despite getting a touch on it, but it’s hard to blame Howard for being unable to stop a shot from close range without any defensive help. He was only required to make one save in the contest, likely to be the second-to-last he’ll play in an Everton shirt. Roberto Martinez has already announced that, barring injury, Joel Robles will start the Toffees’ final two road games, while Howard will be in net for the home contest on the final day against Norwich for his PL swan song, and he should expect to get a terrific ovation from the Everton fans after 10 excellent seasons with the club.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea)
Miazga was not selected in Chelsea’s 18-man squad for Monday’s explosive 2-2 London derby draw with Tottenham. He was, however, somewhat of a surprise inclusion in Jurgen Klinsmann’s preliminary selection for this summer’s Copa America Centenario, though the 40-man roster the manager named will need to be trimmed down before the competition begins.
DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
As he has done for most of the second half of the season, Yedlin put forth another very good showing in Sunderland’s aforementioned draw with Stoke. He was the side’s second-best player according to whoscored.com’s match ratings, earning a 7.0 thanks to three tackles and three crosses into the box. Most importantly, Yedlin was once again sound defensively as he continues to improve at the end of the pitch he needed the most work on during his loan at the Stadium of Light.
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)
Twice this week, Zelalem started and went 70-plus minutes for Rangers, although the side failed to get a result in either game. First, on Tuesday, Zelalem went 71 minutes in a 1-0 loss at Livingston, which could have been worse had the hosts capitalized on a poor giveaway from Zelalem deep in his own half. He was better on the weekend, however, as Rangers drew 2-2 at St. Mirren to finish off their season, with the youngster setting up a good opportunity that was narrowly missed by Martyn Waghorn before being pulled off in the 75th minute. Rangers have already secured promotion to the Scottish Premier League and have a Cup final in a few weeks, so the side won’t be too upset by the poor results, though they’ll need to improve when they take on Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final on May 21.
Cody Cropper (MK Dons)
After suffering a shoulder injury last week, Cropper was not in Dons’ squad for their 3-2 loss to Ipswich. Milton Keynes have already been relegated from the Championship, and it’ll be interesting to see if he sticks with the club as it heads back to League One.
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
Hyndman entered in the 65th minute of Fulham’s 3-0 defeat at Brentford. The midfielder completed seven of eight passes and had one shot off target for the Cottagers, but he wasn’t on the pitch for any of their three goals conceded. With his contract expiring in the summer, it remains to be seen how long Hyndman will stay at Craven Cottage, but there will be no shortage of suitors if the 20-year-old decides to move on from Fulham this offseason.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Unlike Hyndman, Ream was on the pitch for all three goals Fulham allowed to Brentford. He was actually one of his side’s best players, earning a 7.0 match rating despite the goals conceded, thanks in large part to his four tackles and 87 percent pass completion rate, though that will be of little consolation to Ream given the result of the contest. While none of the goals was directly his fault, Ream was caught up field on the first two, and he won’t be too happy with his showing in the heavy defeat.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj was decent for Forest in a 1-1 draw with Wolves, picking up a yellow card and earning a 7.0 whoscored.com rating. He recorded a game-high five tackles in the contest, but the more important news for Lichaj came when he was named to Klinsmann’s preliminary Copa America squad, the first time he’s been selected to the USMNT since 2012. It’s well-deserved for the performances he’s put forward for Forest this season, and he certainly has something to bring to the squad. Whether he makes it to the Copa America or not, it’s still a nice accolade
Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town)
Holmes was not selected for Huddersfield’s squad as they lost 4-0 against Bristol City.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Reading’s U-21s have completed their season, and Novakovich was not involved in the senior side’s 2-1 loss to Preston.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Williams did get the start for the Royals, returning to the lineup after three games out due to his bust up with a teammate a few weeks back. The midfielder wasn’t quite on his game against Preston, putting one shot off target and seeing another blocked. He did pass at an 88 percent clip, and he should be in the lineup for Reading’s final game of the season against Blackburn.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Brooks continues to sit with an injury, reportedly related to a bad bruise on his shin. Worse, Herta’s downward spiral continued, as they lost again 2-1 and now have dropped down to fifth place in the Bundesliga.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler was not part of the Frankfurt side which defeated Darmstadt 2-1.
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
For the second straight week, Green started and logged 90 minutes for Bayern II, this time in a 1-1 draw with Jahn Regensburg. With three games left for the reserves (and two for the senior squad, not including UCL action), it's hard to see the starlet breaking into the first team before season’s end, but Green is full of potential and has plenty of time to rise to prominence in a solid academy program.
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 again didn’t start, this time due to an apparent groin injury. His side picked him up, however, and secured a tough point off Bayern Munich. It was a massive one, too, as Gladbach have now passed Hertha Berlin on goal differential for the final UCL spot.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter continues to struggle to break into Stuttgart's reserves, whose 1-1 loss to Holstein Kiel has all but mathematically relegated them from the third tier.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Despite it coming in a losing effort, Morales again played solidly for Ingolstadt in their 2-1 defeat to Hoffenheim. The midfielder put in five successful tackles and passed at a 74 percent clip on his way to a quality 7.3 whoscored.com rating, making his last two games among the top four of his season by that metric. It’s certainly a positive to see him hitting stride even with the season winding down.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Though he played for the U19s, Pulisic continued to impress this weekend, netting a nice goal in their
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim)
Canouse continues to work his way through the academy, playing 70 minutes for the reserves in a 1-0 loss to Steinbach. After bursting onto the scene with the first squad almost immediately after being signed, the club has made it clear recently that Canouse might still be a bit behind where they need him to be for the senior side.
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 five points clear of the promotion playoff spot with two games to play.
Bobby Wood (Union Berlin)
For the second straight week, Wood failed to record a goal, and that’s saying something after he netted in eight straight. He did log a full 90 minutes for Union Berlin, who defeated Bochum 2-1, though it remains to be seen if he’ll be in Union colors next season or if his rumored move to Hamburg or another top-flight side comes to fruition.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten again made a substitute appearance, entering in the 66th minute of a 3-0 loss to Karlsruher. He didn’t make an impact on the fixture, which was scoreless and well up for grabs when he was called upon.
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Bedoya was highly involved in a 1-0 win over Nice and was extremely unlucky not to score, striking the post twice in a five-minute span in the second half. First, he was slipped in on the right and hit the outside of the near post before blasting an off-balance shot from the top of the area into the underside of the crossbar. It’s the kind of action expected out of the 29-year-old, who has really picked up his all around game this year.
Ethan Horvath (Molde)
Horvath sat out Molde’s 3-2 cup win, but was back between the pipes, and importantly kept his second clean sheet in three games in a 1-0 win over Aalesund. Molde are now picking up full steam in third place in the Tippeligaen, two points behind the leaders. They are also in the Round of 32 of the Norwegian Cup, which will be contested this week.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts)
Kitchen was able to finally size up Scotland's top competition, as his Hearts side fell 3-1 to the champions-to-be Celtic. Though he wasn’t involved in his team’s goal, which was a fantastic solo effort, he didn’t hurt his side defensively, as all three Celtic tallies came off poor individual errors.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen)
Payne continues to miss out on the 18-man roster, which beat Heerenveen 2-1 this week.
Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)
Rubin was an unused sub as Utrecht defeated Vitesse 3-1.