Serie A – Italy
Kevin Mirallas (Fiorentina)
Mirallas started as a make-shift right wing-back in a 1-0 defeat at home to Sasssuolo, and was brought off at half-time after barely featuring at all in the first period.
La Liga – Spain
Sandro Ramirez (Real Sociedad)
Sandro played the last half hour on the right for Sociedad in their 2-1 win over Getafe, managing a shot on target as well as being on the field for his side’s late winner.
Super Lig – Turkey
Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray)
Onyekuru was relatively subdued in his side’s 0-0 draw at Konyaspor, and was brought off after 75 minutes on the right wing, yielding just the one shot which was blocked. However, we’ll let him off after two goals and an assist last week.
Premier Liga – Russia
Nikola Vlasic (CSKA Moscow)
Vlasic was sent off in the final minutes of his side’s 2-0 defeat at FK Krasnodar, receiving a second yellow card for a foul after he was earlier booked for an altercation. It wasn’t his most fruitful performance otherwise, but he did block five shots from central midfield.
Eredivisie – Netherlands
Cuco Martina (Feyenoord)
Cuco remains out injured for Feyenoord, who haven’t had a game this week anyway.
First Division A – Belgium
Yannick Bolasie (Anderlecht)
Bolasie was up front again for Anderlecht last week, but couldn’t show off his striking abilities as the match finished 1-0 to Club Brugge.
Super League – Switzerland
Shani Tarashaj (Grasshoppers)
Tarashaj replaced Stoke City loanee Julien Ngoy for the last ten minutes of his side’s 1-1 draw with Neuchatel Xamax.
Shayne Lavery (Falkirk)
Lavery was out of the squad for Falkirk’s 2-0 defeat at Dundee United, but did receive an International Recognition award at the club’s 2019 Gala awards.
Oumar Niasse (Cardiff City)
Oumar didn’t have his best game in a 1-0 defeat at Fulham, and wasn’t able to get a single shot away before being substituted an hour into the game. He did make a key pass though.
Antonee Robinson and Beni Baningime (Wigan Athletic)
Antonee Robinson bagged an assist for Wigan in their 1-1 draw at Birmingham City, one of three key passes in a man of the match performance for the Latics. It will be especially interesting to see what happens with this lad next season.
Beni Baningime was overlooked yet again.
Ashley Williams (Stoke City)
Williams was on the left of a back three again last week, keeping a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at Millwall. He made nine clearances and won nine of his ten duels in a solid showing. He’s been linked with a permanent move to both Aston Villa and DC United this week.
Muhamed Besic (Middlesbrough)
Besic made three key passes in a 2-1 win over Reading, but was replaced after 68 minutes after some risky touches in possession despite his tenacity off the ball.
My chat with the Gazette’s Dom Shaw about how Besic has got on this season goes live on The Toffee Blues YouTube channel today, so be sure to give it a watch.
Joe Williams and Callum Connolly (Bolton Wanderers)
Bolton’s game with Brentford was postponed last week due to unpaid wages, A messy situation to be involved in for our youngsters.
Kieran Dowell (Sheffield United)
Sheffield United were promoted to the Premier League last week after a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town, but Dowell was kept on the bench. Videos did emerge of him singing his own new song later that evening though!
Mason Holgate (West Bromwich Albion)
Holgate was positive in his side’s 2-1 win over Rotherham United, defending solidly as well as making two key passes and having a couple of chances to score himself. He blazed one over the bar but was unlucky not to net with a lobbed effort for the other.
Luke Garbutt (Oxford United)
Garbutt was back on the bench for his side’s 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers, and wasn’t given the chance to get on by Karl Robinson.
Anthony Evans (Blackpool)
Evans was given a chance in a more advanced role for Blackpool in their 2-1 defeat at Barnsley, but wasn’t able to take it before being brought off for Liam Feeney after an hour.
Evo-Stik Premier League
Joe Hilton (Marine)
It was a disappointing day for everyone at Marine as they were relegated for the first time in their near-125-year history following a 2-0 defeat to league champions Farsley Celtic. There wasn’t much Joe could do, but he has excelled during his loan spell at Marine and showed his class with fantastic saves throughout his time on loan. Everton would definitely be better off offering the young stopper a new contract.