Hammers player ratings

By Sean Whetstone

So maybe crowdit wasn’t a classic match by any stretch of the  imagination but a good team effort to grind out an away win and another 3 points to stay 5th place.

Here are my my player ratings for the West Brom v West Ham match:

Adrian 7

Four important saves in the game including one with his feet towards the the end of the game but too many theatrics with Anichebe. He picked up the ball at the last minute as if to prove a point which was unnecessary and risky. Marked him down one point for cockiness    

Cresswell  6

Didn’t make any serious mistakes but not as good as he has been for the Hammers, quiet game on the left side.

Tomkins 8

Solid in defence, some important blocks and clearances especially in the second half, rose well to beat his marker to head home the match winning goal  

 Reid 7

Back from suspension and looked strong in the middle of defence. Like Tomkins, made some really important challenges and put in some big blocks. Tested in second half

Jenkinson 7

Another good game who shows his experience in the Premier League, good defensive display and a couple of important blocks

Downing 7

Maybe not completely back to the form he showed before  injury but got some good crosses in this scrappy game and recorded his sixth assist from a corner kick to the head of James Tomkins 

Kouyate 7

Worked hard and bossed midfield in a solid performance  

Nolan 7

In the first half he looked slow and  second half he looked knackered. But he kept on going and as usual was in the right place at the right time to tap in a goal after Andy Carroll’s shot was saved.

Zarate 5

So everyone was asking for Zarate to start and despite playing in  his favored position never really got into the game to contribute. Substituted in 78th minute

Amalfitano 5

Returned to the Hawthorns where he spent last season on loan. Failed to show the form we know he has.

Carroll 7

Looked a bit match rusty but won every aerial battle as usual, dispossessed too many times in the first half but made up for it with the amazing overhead kick which earned him an assist  7


Valencia  6  Nice run out for Enner to improve his match fitnes

Cole          6  Not sure what he contributed  to the game but would be harsh to mark him before 

Collins     6  Again added that extra experience in defence to hold on for the away win  

The 12th man deserves a maximum rating of 10 and those are the West Ham away fans.  Sung their hearts out throughout the 90 minutes on a cold, dark Tuesday night.
















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

4 comments on “Hammers player ratings

  1. Blimey mate you have have it in for Adrian! You knocked him a point for wearing the wrong colour laces vrs Newcastle, or something like that! He saved 4 or more certain goal bound efforts – 8 all day long!

    I have no complaints about that at all. Sure we got scrappy at the end but WBA threw everything at us. They had 5 strikers on at the end and a keeper up in our half for 4 mins. Anytime over the last 10 years we would’ve conceeded.

  2. Adrian had a good game but his attitude sometimes worries me, the drama of the confrontation with Anichebe was pure theatre. A silly mistake in the heat of the moment could of cost us 2 of those 3 points.

  3. Yeah I do agree with that, however, all good goalkeepers are nuts, I think it’s an attention seeking thing with him. I do like the guy and hopefully he will mature.

    So, Song, Noble, Sakho, Valencia and Collins to start Sunday. Hard to believe we can make 5 changes like that to a winning side.

  4. It is not Sam’s style to put injured players straight back in. I would imagine Song will be on the bench and feature at some point like Valencia did yesterday. I am not sure Sakho will feature on Saturday but I think he will be back for Sunderland away

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