Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)
It’s gone from bad to worse for Cameron and Stoke, who were smashed at Manchester City, suffering their second straight 4-0 loss. Cameron was one of the better players for his side on the pitch, passing at 83 percent and winning five aerials, but it’s hard to overlook a total meltdown like the one Stoke are having. Furthermore, with enhanced responsibilities in the center of midfield, Cameron is in a position where he can better control the game, something
Brad Guzan (Aston Villa)
Villa conceded another four goals this weekend with Guzan in net in a 4-2 loss to Southampton, but the keeper is hardly to blame, as again the Villains displayed just how bad their back line is. Only on the third (which took a deflection) did Guzan have any chance at stopping, and two of the goals were on free headers which his teammates simply lacked the enthusiasm to prevent in the box. It’s a season that is coming to a sad conclusion for the keeper, but as hard as he tries (and he is clearly more upset about his team's status than the rest given his reactions on the pitch), the players around him have simply not had it in them to put forth a good effort all year.
Tim Howard (Everton)
For the second straight week, Howard rested twice as his side were spanked 4-0 by Liverpool and were eliminated from the FA Cup in the 90th minute by Manchester United (LINK).
Matt Miazga (Chelsea)
Miazga watched from the bench as Chelsea defeated Bournemouth 4-1.
DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Yedlin put in another good performance this week against Arsenal as the Black Cats earned a massive point in a nil-nil draw. Though his stats were far from impressive, Yedlin used his pace to streak up the right flank and give the Arsenal left side some fits. Yedlin continues to play well for Sunderland, and it's more crucial than ever now that they sit outside the relegation zone on goal difference. Though he is just on loan, and might not be at the club next year, he still doesn’t want to be a part of a failure in his first full year 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)
After entering as a 62nd minute sub in a 3-2 midweek win over Hibernian, Zelalem made his way back into Rangers’ starting lineup and logged a full shift in a 1-1 draw of Alloa Athletic. His contribution was mild in the former, but on the weekend, Zelalem provided a few good efforts (including one in the dying moments that nearly nabbed three points) for Rangers, even though he was not directly involved in the goal. Like Yedlin, Zelalem’s future is unknown, but he is definitely respected at the Scottish club, and given Rangers are going to the top flight next year, he could see first team football at a quality European league sooner rather than later.
Cody Cropper (MK Dons)
After sitting out a midweek goalless draw due to a red card suspension, Cropper returned to the starting job on Saturday, but his day was cut short by a shoulder injury that took him off after halftime with his team trailing 1-0. Though the goal was unstoppable, Cropper was not amazing in his half, but his replacement Charlie Burns (who was player of the game on Wednesday in Cropper’s absence) gave up a trio of goals in the second half in the eventual 4-1 loss to Brentford. The severity of Cropper’s injury remains to be seen, but we will keep you up to date when more news becomes available.
Emerson Hyndman (Fulham)
After not making the 18-man roster on Tuesday, Hyndman started but only lasted 45 minutes in a 3-1 loss to Nottingham Forest. He did score his first goal in England recently, but that clearly has lasted long in the manager’s mind as he took the youngster off after a poor half. Hyndman hasn’t played much this year, and that could well be contributing to his inconsistency, but at a youthful 20 years old, he has plenty of time to grow.
Tim Ream (Fulham)
Ream started and played 90 minutes in both Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Ipswich and their aforementioned loss to Forest. Since his return to the starting lineup, Ream has been decent, but far from great, posting a 6.7 and a 6.2 whoscored.com rating, respectively, this week. In the latter he did pass at an over 80 percent clip, but his 63 percent in the former is surely something to forget. Fulham are only one place above the relegation zone but have nine points on the team below, so they aren’t in danger with four games to play, even though they are far from inspiring.
Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest)
Lichaj had a pair of solid performances this week, first locking down the defense in a 1-1 draw with Blackburn and then providing an assist in their win over Fulham. In the first fixture, Lichaj won four tackles, passed well, and was part of a right side of Forest’s squad which all played well. On the weekend, just after Fulham scored to cut the lead in half, Lichaj scampered down the right side and provided a perfect low pass which Henri Lansbury turned into the net with a slight touch to restore the two-goal lead. All part of another good week for the outfield player with more Championship minutes than any other at Forest this year.
Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town)
Holmes did not make the squad for either of Huddersfield’s 1-1 draws this week, against Rotherham and Birmingham.
Andrija Novakovich (Reading)
Novakovich was not involved in either of Reading’s fixtures this week, and the U-21s’ season has concluded.
Williams served the final two games of his suspension this week for his outburst with a teammate a week ago. He will most likely be back in action for the last two fixtures of the season.
John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)
Hertha’s disappointing slide continued this week with a 2-0 loss to Bayern, but Brooks was not in the 18-man squad after suffering a knee injury. The severity of the knock is hard to determine, but we will update you accordingly.
Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt)
After his recent re-emergence in Eintracht’s starting lineup, Chandler was not selected for a crucial 2-1 win over Mainz. The four teams ahead of Eintracht lost this week, so the Frankfurt side was able to pull within one point of the promotion playoff place and three of safety.
Julian Green (Bayern Munich)
Green was in the squad for Bayern II on the weekend and helped the side to a 4-0 win over Ingolstadt’s reserves. While he wasn’t on the scoresheet, Green did go the distance in a dominating win, which is never a bad thing for an attacker (or anyone in a team, for that matter).
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)
For the first time this season, Johnson came off the bench for Gladbach this weekend, entering a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim in the 81st minute. He did little of note in the contest, but it is interesting to see him used as a substitute. Whether he re-enters the starting lineup as Gladbach chase a Champions League place will be an interesting subplot to watch down the stretch.
Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart)
Kiesewetter did not make the 18-man roster for Stuttgart’s reserve side this weekend, which defeated Energie Cottbus 1-0.
Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt)
Morales was back in a big way this weekend, punctuating his return to the starting lineup with his first Bundesliga goal in Ingolstadt’s 2-2 draw with Hannover. Making his first start since January, Morales made a dangerous run in the box from his left-midfield spot and hammered home a header from Pascal Gross’s cross to give Ingolstadt the lead in the 10th minute. Morales was also his side’s highest-rated player by whoscored.com, earning an 8.3 rating in the contest. While his squad did throw away a 2-0 lead (albeit with 10 men), it was a very good outing for the midfielder, who certainly made a solid case to start again next week against Hoffenheim.
The kid can’t be stopped. Pulisic scored for the second game running, pouncing on a rebound from a long-distance shot for Dortmund’s second goal in a 3-0 win over Stuttgart. It was one of the simplest goals he’ll likely score in the near future, but he showed his awareness and positioning with the goal. It certainly appears the hype around the 17-year-old is real. He also added a team-high four tackles to help earn an 8.3 whoscored.com rating, second-highest in the squad.
Russell Canouse (Hoffenheim)
Once again, Canouse went 90 minutes for the reserves in a 2-1 win over Freiburg’s reserve side. The senior squad lost to snap a winning streak, and they still have some work to do to stay in the Bundesliga. Whether Canouse sees action with the team again this season remains to be seen.
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 four points clear of the promotion playoff spot with three games to play.
Bobby Wood (Union Berlin)
Wood’s eight-game goal-scoring streak came to an end this weekend, somewhat surprisingly in a goal-fest. Union scored twice in the opening 22 minutes, but host Nurnberg hit back for six goals in a 6-2 win. Thanks to some results elsewhere, Union remains in sixth place in the 2. Bundesliga with three to play.
Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Wooten came on for Sandhausen in the 77th minute of a 1-0 win over FSV Frankfurt. He did little of note for the side, which sits in 12th place.
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes)
Bedoya was also a substitute for Nantes, entering in the 75th minute of a 1-1 draw with Marseille. He did have one shot on target and complete all seven of his passes during his time on the pitch, and he should be back in the starting lineup sooner rather than later.
Ethan Horvath (Molde)
Horvath was on both ends of 4-0 shellackings this past week. First, he was in net and kept a clean sheet as Molde’s offense put four goals past Vaalerenga. However, those good vibes went away very quickly on the weekend, as Sarpsborg scored in the first minute en route to a big win over Horvath and company.
Perry Kitchen (Hearts)
Kitchen picked up another 90 minutes for Hearts this weekend, though his side lost 1-0 to Motherwell. The midfielder was carded in the game, but he also was named “Top Man” of the contest by Hearts’ official website, so that likely bodes well for his future with Scotland’s third-placed side.
Desevio Payne (FC Groningen)
Payne did not make the Groningen squad for a 1-0 win over Roda JC last Tuesday.
Rubio Rubin (Utrecht)
Back in the squad, Rubin made his return to the pitch for Utrecht in a 2-0 loss last Wednesday to De Graafschap. The striker had one shot on target and one that missed after entering in the 71st minute. Even though his side lost as they try to lock down a Europa League position, Rubin will be boosted by a return to action after a six-and-a-half month layoff.