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Alternative West Ham player ratings

We usually allow Niall McDonald to hand out the marks but as it is the last game of the Premier League I thought I would add my alternative West Ham player ratings which tend to be a little harsher!

Ratings by Associate Editor Sean Whetstone

Fabianski: Didn’t have a lot to do all game so disappointing he didn’t do better with the Grealish goal (4)
Fredericks: Johnson has shown him up in previous weeks. Will be lucky to get a game next season (1) 
Diop: It was steady and reliable and did what was expected of him but nothing special (6)
Ogbonna: Another good display from a fantastic season. Worthy runner-up of Hammer of the year (7)
Johnson: Looked as comforrtable on the left as he does on the right. A great West Ham future ahead of him (7)
Rice: Some wild shots at goal after he scored that screamer but the worthy winner of Hammer of the year and played every minute all 38 PL games (7)
Soucek: Not his best game today which was a shame but great to have him as a permanent addition (6)
Fornals: I am always waiting for Fornals to have that killer game. Sadly it was not today (5)
Bowen:  Playing with a knock and he looked tired. I would not have risked him today but glad he was pulled off early (5)
Noble: Probably in need of a rest after 500 games 😉 not his best game and limited contribution but still our captain  (5)
Antonio: Missed an early sitter to save Villa, looked tired and was likely to get a red card before he a rightly substituted (5)

Yarmolenko:  I have a lot of time for Yarmolenko. Great super-sub and another great goal even though Pepe Reina should have done better. We should keep him (7)
Haller: Awful just awful, no wonder we have held back his latest transfer payment, no desire to play for us it seems. Sell him!  (2)
Lanzini: Disappointing since his injury and a six-figure weekly pay rise, not the same player we once knew. Another one to sell! (4)
Anderson: He only played for a few minutes but a complete waste of substitution, I would have bought on Conor Coventry. Sell him this summer! (1)

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Alternative West Ham player ratings

  1. Silly ranking for Fredricks, in my opinion. Not sure what He did that was so much worse than others.

    • Completely with Sean on Fredericks. He was at fault for letting Grealish get his shot away for the deal. He also regularly gets pulled into the area that Diop works in, and leaves his player unmarked. Hopefully, Johnson, who was great today, will take the shirt off him.

  2. Much better ratings. No time to be sentimental. Ratings must match performances.
    Ben Johnson truly stood out. Frederick’s was the pitts. My wife watched the 2nd half with me. I explained that if Villa continue to penetrate our right side (Fredericks and Diop’s side) they would score. Didn’t bargain for a Fab howler.
    Thanks for an honest assessment.

  3. As harsh as you may have been with your assessments Sean, I’m in total agreement over all three Sell, Sell, Sell sales. If we have learnt anything over the last couple of years, is that the Premiership is NOT a forgiving place and when you have players as weak as Fredericks (perfect example) and Cresswell to a similar extent, opposition teams seek to target your weaknesses and vulnerabilities…… We cannot go into the 2020/21 season after learning the lessons we did this season.

  4. I generally agree with your assessment. Fredericks is not EPL quality and he has been a liability in most games. We can never aspire to top ten whilever Fredericks and Masuaku are in the squad. But I think Haller is worth perseverance. For much of the first part of our season he was starved of possession. He struggled operating as The lone striker, too often isolated, and he at least needed a quality number ten player in behind him. We didn’t have one. He has skill and he knows how to score goals. The manager needs to build a system around him.

    • Haller has a lot of skill but never shows much appetite. You’d think he would have learnt from Michail exactly what this boss requires.

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