Brits Abroad: Loftus-Cheek maintains flying form as Kane blanks against Dortmund


Harry Kane fired another blank as Bayern were beaten by Dortmund in Der Klassiker, with Eric Dier unable to prevent their rivals from netting twice at the Allianz Arena. Elsewhere, Jude Bellingham played a key role in Real Madrid's win over Athletic Club, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek continued his fine goalscoring form in AC Milan's victory at Fiorentina. 


Here, we take a look at the top performing British players playing abroad from the Easter weekend. 


Jude Bellingham - Real Madrid 


Jude Bellingham moved to 20 goal involvements for the La Liga season with the assist for Rodrygo's second in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Athletic Club at the weekend. That assist came from his only key pass, while one tackle and one interception saw the youngster land a WhoScored rating of 7.45. 


Kieran Tierney - Real Sociedad 


Kieran Tierney came on with 20 minutes to go in Real Sociedad's 1-0 win at Alaves. The 26-year-old made two clearances in the narrow victory but did little else of note. 


Ruben Loftus-Cheek - AC Milan 


Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored his ninth goal of 2024 as AC Milan ground out a fine 2-1 win at Fiorentina on Saturday. Loftus-Cheek netted with his only shot, while he also won three aerial duels in a solid showing that saw him return a WhoScored rating of 7.46. 


Fikayo Tomori - AC Milan 


Remaining at the Artemio Franchi, Fikayo Tomori was solid at the heart of the AC Milan defence as the former Chelsea man made four clearances and won three aerial duels. The 26-year-old also found a teammate with 90.5% of his 63 attempted passes. 


Lewis Ferguson - Bologna 


Bologna maintained their fine form with a 3-0 win over Salernitana at the weekend with Lewis Ferguson putting in a solid shift from midfield. While the midfielder was unable to directly contribute to a goal, it wasn't for want of trying as Ferguson managed three shots and one key pass.  


Josh Doig - Sassuolo 


Josh Doig did all he could to help Sassuolo to a result against Udinese on Easter Monday as he made one tackle, one interception and one clearance in a 1-1 draw. However, Doig also committed two fouls and was booked in the stalemate so returned a WhoScored rating of just 6.15. 


Djed Spence - Genoa 


Djed Spence was withdrawn at the break in Genoa's 1-1 draw with Frosinone having struggled in the first half, as evidenced by a WhoScored rating of just 6.08. Spend made just 14 touches and completed just four passes during his time on the pitch. 


Jadon Sancho - Borussia Dortmund 


Jadon Sancho was superb as Borussia Dortmund claimed the bragging rights in Der Klassiker. Sancho gave the Bayern backline the runaround having completed four dribbles prior to his late withdrawal. A further interception contributed towards Sancho's WhoScored rating of 7.19. 


Jamie Bynoe-Gittens - Borussia Dortmund 


Jamie Bynoe-Gittens came on the 84th minute of Der Klassiker and didn't have time to impact the result. 


Harry Kane - Bayern Munich 


Harry Kane earned his third lowest WhoScored rating of his Bundesliga career against Borussia Dortmund (6.14) as he blanked for the eighth time this season. Kane might have managed four shots but it was a disappointing display from the England captain. 


Eric Dier - Bayern Munich 


Eric Dier, meanwhile, struggled for Bayern against Dortmund, as evidenced by a WhoScored rating of just 6.39. While Dier was solid on the ball, returning a pass success rate of 91.6%, the centre-back was unable to prevent Dortmund for scoring twice. 


Ainsley Maitland-Niles - Lyon 


Lyon were held to a 1-1 home draw by Reims but Ainsley Maitland-Niles was solid in the stalemate. Indeed, Maitland-Niles returned a WhoScored rating of 7.02 in the stalemate as he made three tackles and two interceptions, while he also got forward well having completed one dribble and made one key pass. 


Brits Abroad: Loftus-Cheek maintains flying form as Kane blanks against Dortmund


Chuba Akpom - Ajax 


Chuba Akpom made the most of a rare start as Ajax beat PEC Zwolle 3-1 over the weekend. Akpom made just his fifth league start of the campaign and marked the occasion with his eighth and ninth goals of the season from three shots to land a WhoScored rating of 8.44. 


Ryan Gauld - Vancouver Whitecaps 


Ryan Gauld bagged his first league goal of the MLS season as Vancouver Whitecaps claimed a 3-2 win over Portland Timbers. The Scot struck with one of four shots, and worked hard off the ball too, as he made three tackles. 


Matty Longstaff - Toronto FC 


After a promising start to life in MLS, Matty Longstaff put in poor performance as Toronto FC fell to a 3-1 home loss to Sporting Kansas City. The midfielder was dribbled past three times before coming off midway through the second half with a WhoScored rating of just 5.78. 


Matt Crooks - Real Salt Lake 


Real Salt Lake claimed a solid 3-1 home win over St. Louis City over the weekend but Matt Crooks struggled to impact the game before his 68th minute withdrawal. Crooks committed more fouls (2) than he made tackles (1) in a forgettable showing. 


Lewis Morgan - NYRB 


Lewis Morgan moved to the top of the MLS goalscoring charts with a goal in New York Red Bulls' 1-1 draw at Orlando City. His sixth goal of the season came from one of two shots, while one dribble and one interception helped Morgan to a WhoScored rating of 7.59.

Brits Abroad: Loftus-Cheek maintains flying form as Kane blanks against Dortmund