How we rated the Irons at Villa


Claret and Hugh Associate editor Sean Whetstone gives out the ratings today: for Aston Villa v West Ham

Lukasz Fabianski –  Usual Fab – solid game in between the sticks. 6

Ben Johnson –  Amazing start from the youngster with a goal on his weaker left foot. 9

Kurt Zouma – Great partnership with Ogbonna and a tower of strength. 7

Angelo Ogbonna – Great game if you ignore that dreadful backpass and could have done better with Villa goal. 6

Aaron Cresswell – Got forward well and another good game for Cressy 7

Declan Rice – My man of the math, one goal and one assist and was everywhere  10

Tomas Soucek – Towering in the air and so important for the defence of set pieces but misses chances upfront 6

Pablo Fornals  A mixed game for Spanaird both good and bad but got a late goal as his reward. 7

Said Benrahma Like Fornals a mixed game of good and not so good but got an assist but was subbed off. 6

Jarrod Bowen off  Looked great going forward and scored a goal  8

Michail Antonio – Marked off of the game but had his normal physical battles with defenders Quiet game for him with no goals. 7


Manuel Lanzini Was unselfish when setting up Bowen but looked good and has regained form 7

Vladimir Coufal  – No rating

Nikola Vlasic  – No rating


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

2 comments on “How we rated the Irons at Villa

  1. What a weird set of analsyis.
    Worse than Hugh.
    Fab : a couple of great saves but flapped at their goal. 7
    Johnson: gets better and better, a few sloppy passes but great goal and much better distribution 8.
    Zouma: kept Villa at bay and never looked unsteady. 7.
    Ogbonna. poor marking for Villa goal but still steady .7.
    Cresswell. not his usual dead ball delivery,still steady 7.
    Rice. World class,energy,desire,goal,assits,always in the right place.9
    Soucek. Great work rate,but off his mojo for goals. 7.
    Bowen.good goals but needs 3 shots on target to score on,however superb energy and desire 8.
    Fornals. same as Bowen,glad we have both 8.
    Benrhama. not his usual delivery and goal scorin threat 6.
    Antonio. 7.not his usual threat but still created and a nuisnance.7
    Lanzini,7,showed an alternative to Benny.
    Moyes,9, look at the score.

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