Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
Cameron continues to play well in the middle of the park for Stoke, who drew 2-2 with Bournemouth this weekend. He didn’t light up the stat sheet, but the 31-year-old did win four aerials, complete a tackle, and record a shot. Additionally, Cameron was involved in the buildup to both Potters goals. On the first, Cameron’s aerial challenge lead to Lys Mousset heading into his own goal from a corner kick, and on the second, after playing a one-two with Xherdan Shaqiri, Cameron floated the ball across the area, which allowed Mame Biram Diouf to finish after a goal-line scramble. He wasn’t on the scoresheet, but Cameron did make an impact in both tallies.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur)
Carter-Vickers did not make either Spurs youth or senior side rosters this week, and he is unlikely to feature again this season as Tottenham tweeted this week that he continues to work his way back from a knee injury.
Lynden Gooch (Sunderland)
Gooch again was an unused substitute for David Moyes as Sunderland beat Hull 2-0.
Guzan started and played 90 minutes to forget for Middlesbrough as he conceded three times, all of which went through his legs, in a 3-0 loss to Chelsea that officially relegates Boro to the Championship. It’s hard to blame the veteran keeper, who also made four stops on the day, but the second and third tallies were probably saveable for a more apt keeper. Still, Boro’s defense was under attack all day — as can be seen by the 21-2 shot differential — and regardless of any heroics from the keeper, there was only going to be one winner.
Matthew Olosunde (Manchester United)
Olosunde got some promising news this week when he was included in the United senior side’s preliminary squad for the Arsenal game. He didn’t make the final 18-man roster, but it did appear to inspire the youngster, who played well on Monday in the PL 2 fixture against Arsenal’s reserves. He didn’t get on the scoresheet, but Olosunde was a thorn in the Gunners’ side all day in a 2-2 draw. The potential senior-side call up could be passed off as Jose Mourinho tinkering with his squad before the critical Europa League second leg (he handed 19-year-old Axel Tuanzebe a start in defense), but it is positive nonetheless that he was in consideration.
Gboly Ariyibi (Nottingham Forest)
Ariyibi was not selected in Forest’s 3-0 win over Ipswich that confirmed their Championship spot for next season, and the U-23 season has concluded.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj, however, started and played 90 minutes in the win, deployed as a right midfielder in the new age 3-4-3 system. The 28-year-old did little of note, passing at just a 66 percent clip and putting in three tackles on the day. The talking point for the game, however, was that the win allowed Forest to stay up, as they avoided relegation on goal differential.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream started at center back for Fulham in a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday this weekend. He passed at a stellar 98 percent rate but did little of note in the win. Fulham will face Reading in the first round of the promotion playoff on May 13.
Luca de la Torre (Fulham)
De la Torre started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s reserves’ last PL 2 fixture of the season, a 2-0 loss to Newcastle. The youngster did little of note during his time on the pitch.
Danny Williams (Reading)
Williams was deployed as a 75th-minute sub for Reading with his side up 3-2 and helped see out a 4-2 victory over Burton. After the Royals flew out to an early three-goal lead, two Burton goals in three minutes led to Williams entering the pitch, and he did his job well, stopping the one-way traffic heading towards his side’s net. Williams will probably be back in the starting lineup for Reading’s aforementioned promotion playoff tie with Fulham.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Novakovich ended Reading’s PL 2 season on a high note, scoring twice in a 3-2 win over their U-23 counterparts from Sunderland. Neither of Novakovich’s tallies was particularly impressive, but the 20-year-old’s eye for goal has been developing rapidly over the second half of the season. Novakovich has been hot for a couple of months now, and if he can take that into next season, first-team appearances could come sooner rather than later.
DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United)
Yedlin started, played 90 minutes, and provided an assist on Newcastle’s opening tally in their 3-0 win over Barnsley. The right back got into the box near the touchline and played a low, hard ball towards Ayoze Perez, who showed a ton of class with a backheel flick to open the scoring for the Magpies. On top of that connection, Yedlin passed at 86 percent on the day. Better yet, the win vaulted Newcastle over Brighton (who tied with Aston Villa) as the Magpies were crowned champions of the Championship.
Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United)
It was a disappointing end to Holmes’ season both individually and as a team as Scunthorpe were ousted from the promotion playoff by Millwall 3-2 on aggregate. Holmes appeared for 25 minutes in the second contest, which Scunthorpe lost 3-2, after going as an unused substitute in the first, which ended as a goalless draw. It will be back to the drawing board for both the club and Holmes who, at just 22-years-old, still has a bright future ahead of him, although what that future will look like is far from clear.
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt)
Boyd did not make the Darmstadt squad for their 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich. Darmstadt have officially been relegated to the 2. Bundesliga, so it will be interesting to see how much Boyd can contribute to a promotion push next year.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
A week after it looked like he would be out for the season, Brooks started and played 90 minutes for Hertha in a 4-1 loss to RB Leipzig. The center back won just one aerial and two tackles during the contest and struggled to handle Leipzig’s litany of attackers, although there’s the possibility that he was still feeling the effects of the hip injury that has been bothering him of late. With two games to go, Hertha are in sixth place and the last Europa League spot, but Cologne and Werder Bremen are each a point behind, so the capital club cannot afford to stumble.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Chandler started out of position this week for Frankfurt in a 2-0 loss to Wolfsburg. Normally on the flank, Chandler was a holding midfielder and wore the captain’s armband in Niko Kovac’s 4-1-4-1, and both he and his side struggled. Chandler was solid in the air, winning five aerials, and did pass at a quality 83 percent clip, but he couldn’t help his side prevent a defeat. The Wolves only tallied seven shots, which is a pretty solid sign for Chandler and his defense, but the loss all but confirms that Frankfurt will be out of European competition next year.
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen)
Johannsson did not make the Bremen roster for their 4-3 loss to Cologne, and it looks like his time with the club may be coming to an end. It’s unclear what his next move will be, but if Johannsson decides to move to the MLS as has been rumored, he will have no shortage of suitors.
Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach)
Although he still hasn’t played since March 16 due to injury, Johnson had a significant week nonetheless. He returned to training for the German side, although he wasn’t ready to appear in the squad which drew 1-1 with Augsburg on the weekend. Also this week, Johnson told FOX Sports that he’s in discussions with Monchengladbach over a contract extension, as his current deal is scheduled to end after next season.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
A week after seeing two yellow cards in Ingolstadt’s draw with RB Leipzig, Morales was suspended and missed out on the side’s 1-1 tie against Leverkusen. With two games left in the Bundesliga season, Ingolstadt sit in 17th place and need at least four points to have a chance of survival.
Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund)
Pulisic was an unused substitute as Dortmund earned a vital 2-1 win over Hoffenheim. The victory was enough for Dortmund to jump over Hoffenheim into third place and Germany’s final automatic Champions League qualification spot.
Bobby Wood (Hamburg)
Once again, Wood was kept quiet as Hamburg dropped points, playing to a scoreless home draw with Mainz. The striker did not record a shot and completed just 12 of 24 passes attempted while also getting dispossessed six times in what was a generally poor game, although the Hawaiian did win a game-high 10 aerials in a contest in which he found himself isolated throughout. Hamburg sit in the Bundesliga’s relegation playoff spot with two games left.
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim, on loan to Bochum)
Canouse was once more an unused substitute as Bochum drew 1-1 with Arminia Bielefeld.
Julian Green (VfB Stuttgart)
Green came on in the 82nd minute with Stuttgart up 3-0 and helped them see out the win against Erzgebirge Aue by the same margin. He didn’t do anything notable in his time on the pitch, but with two games left, Green is on the verge of a return to the Bundesliga. Stuttgart can finish no worse than third, and four points from their last two games would secure the second division title.
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Dusseldorf)
Kiesewetter came off the bench in the 87th minute with his side chasing an equalizer against Wurzburger Kickers, and they got it off a long free kick in the 90th minute to earn a 1-1 draw. Kiesewetter wasn’t involved in much in his short stint on the pitch, but he nonetheless helped his side get a massive point. With two games left, Fortuna are two points clear of Wurzburger, who are in the relegation playoff spot.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
As has been the case for a few weeks now, Wooten wasn’t included in Sandhausen’s 18-man squad that lost 1-0 to Nurnberg. It’s unclear whether or not his absence is due to injury, but if any news does come in the near future, we’ll pass it along. Sandhausen sit in 11th place, but just four points off the relegation playoff spot, in a crowded bottom half of the 2. Bundesliga.
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge, Jupiler League)
Finally, Horvath was in the Brugge starting lineup as he made his first appearance for the Belgian side. It was an eventful debut for the young keeper as well. Brugge won 3-1 over Sporting Charleroi, and Horvath tallied an assist on his side’s third goal with a long ball that bounced over the defense to striker Jose Izquierdo, who finished his hat trick with the 77th-minute goal. However, Horvath had a horror moment at the other end as Charleroi’s only goal came off a mental mistake from the 21-year-old. Thinking a foul had been called, Horvath dropped the ball after collecting an overhit pass. But no whistle had blown, and a Charleroi attacker came out from behind Horvath to pick the keeper’s pocket and score into an empty net. It was a moment to forget on a day to remember as Brugge remained in third place in the six-team Belgian playoff championship group.
Emerson Hyndman (Bournemouth, on loan to Rangers, Scottish Premiership)
It looks like Hyndman has played his last game for Rangers. The midfielder did not train or play last week due to a foot injury, and Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha told the club’s official website that Hyndman is not expected to appear again this season. There was also a piece of news about Hyndman’s future from parent club Bournemouth this week, as Cherries boss Eddie Howe said the 21-year-old is not for sale and is a player they value highly for the future.
Bjorn-Maars Johnsen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Johnsen came on in the 68th minute of a tie game against Aberdeen, but Hearts would go on to lose 2-1. The striker had one good opportunity deflected wide by an Aberdeen defender after some solid work in the box but couldn’t help fifth-place Hearts get a result.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts, Scottish Premiership)
Kitchen was an unused sub for Hearts in the aforementioned defeat.
Matt Miazga (Chelsea, on loan to Vitesse, Eredivisie)
Miazga started again at center back as Vitesse fell 1-0 to Utrecht on a 91st-minute goal from a corner kick. The 21-year-old had a decent game, completing 93 percent of his passes and finishing with 70 touches of the ball, second most in his squad. He also had four clearances, three interceptions, and two aerial wins, but it wasn’t enough for Vitesse to earn a result. Vitesse sit in sixth place in the Eredivisie, which grants a berth in the Europa League playoff, but the side has already nailed down its place in next year’s competition by virtue of its cup triumph last weekend.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen, Eredivisie)
Payne did not make the Groningen squad that played third-place PSV to a 1-1 draw.
Jordan Siebatcheu (Châteauroux, Championnat National, on loan from Reims)
Siebatcheu again played a part as Châteauroux defeated Pau FC 1-0. The striker was involved in the buildup the game’s only goal, seeing a header blocked before it fell to a teammate to smash home during the second phase following a second-half corner kick. With the win, Châteauroux pulled level on points with National League leading Quevilly with two games to play. Quevilly’s next game is against third-place Dunkerque, who are three points behind the pair atop the table, so a win for Châteauroux this weekend against sixth-place Lyon la Duchere could be enough to secure promotion.
Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz, Swiss Super League, on loan from SC Freiburg)
Stanko started and played 74 minutes as Vaduz lost 4-2 at home to Grasshopper Club. He couldn’t do much to prevent a defeat as Vaduz moved closer to relegation. They sit four points off the bottom of the table with five games to go, so there’s still a chance of survival, but it will take a very concerted effort to navigate to safety.
Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal, on loan to VVV Venlo, Eerste Divisie)
Zelalem cut his loan at VVV short to join up with the U.S. U-20 team as they begin to prepare for the buildup to the U-20 World Cup. He should get the chance to impress when the action at the World Cup begins later this month in South Korea.