Four out of five players featured for their respective loan sides in Friday and Saturday’s round of fixtures across Europe.


Ismael Bennacer started and completed the full 90 minutes for Tours, but they succumbed to a 4-0 home drubbing against Le Havre on Friday evening. However, results elsewhere mean that Tours are safe from the drop this season with one league match to play.


Just like Bennacer on Friday, Calum Chambers started and played the full match but his side were also defeated. An already-relegated Middlesbrough team were second best for large periods and unsurprisingly, the 22-year-old was one of their best performers again.

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Chambers (L) in action against Southampton on another frustrating afternoon for the hosts, where the 22-year-old was called into defensive action on a number of occasions. (Picture source: Getty Images)

His individual match statistics (source: WhoScored):

– Two interceptions, three clearances and no fouls committed
– 36 passes, 83.3% accuracy
– Two completed dribbles, one accurate long ball


Jon Toral made his competitive return from injury, starting and playing 73 minutes during Rangers’ 2-1 win over Hearts.


Julio Pleguezuelo’s presence at the back wasn’t enough to stop Mallorca from suffering a 2-1 defeat by Real Valladolid on Saturday afternoon.


And the player who didn’t feature? Joel Campbell, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise. He’s only started one league fixture since the start of 2017, during Sporting’s 2-1 win over Feirense in January.

Roles were reversed in this game as the eighth-placed outfit prevailed with the same scoreline on this occasion.