Hammers ratings at Bournemouth


Hughie hands out the marks

Fabianski: Wonderful first and second half saves, distribution better than ever, Decent game 7

Coufal: Good at the back although beaten once for a dangerous cross and very much on the case when going forward 7

Aguerd: Too easily beaten on a couple of occasionin first half – warmed to it during second 6

Zouma: Composed as ever. Not exactly rock solid as Bournemouth woke up but little gets past him 7

Cresswell: Back in for Emerson and looking the usual threat going forward without ever pinpointing his crosses 6

Soucek: Lots of decent defensive work and great interceptions as Dec got forward 7

Rice: Another fine performance plus a fine driven goal. He’s an eight or nine every week 8

Paqueta: Always doing the unusual, rose brilliantly for his headed goal and full of clever passes and tricks. He’s helping to change the season 8

Benrahma: Let’s be brutally honest and by comparison to Paqueta gave us nothing. The shot at the end of a brilliant build up was so poor and there was little else from him. Lanzini must wonder what he has to do to get past him 3

Bowen: Quality again providing two assists and supplying the positional sense for those out balls. 7

Antonio: Fine headed goal and always a menace to a very average defence when he went on the run, Hopefully not injured after a couple of heavy knocks.7


Fornals An amazing goal with a scorpionĀ  kick which was worth a ten by itself. Always busy

Ings: Well he certainly isn’t Mikey is he. Little impact

Downes: Near, tidy and constructive and saw thwarted a fine save from one shot

Cornet: Late “goal” ruled out for offside and always busy

Kehrer: Very late arrival for Vladi Coufal

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Clive says:

    Fantastic game. I think they all played well except maybe Benrahma who must be feeling Cornets breath on his neck now.

  • The Cat says:

    We’ve had an amazing week so far and hopefully we are building the momentum needed for silverware and a respectable Premier League position.
    I make you right on your player ratings and I do hope that the penny does drop with Benny as his performances are becoming our team’s weak link. Cornet can’t be far away from taking Benny’s place in the team.

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