West Ham 2 Freiburg 0 Player Ratings


West Ham 2 Freiburg 0

Fabianski:6 Almost nothing to do until the 74th min when he dived well to stop a long shot.

Coufal:8 Given license to get forward. Put in an excellent cross which Bowen should have scored from. Developing an understanding with Kudus.

Mavropanos:7 Kept on taking up a position wide right which allowed Coufal to push up. Played some good passes.

Aguerd:7 Commanding but ultimately not very busy until Alvarez went off.

Emerson:8 Linked well with Paqueta and made a couple of good runs. Really stepped up defensively after Alvarez’ departure.

Alvarez:9 Incredible chipped pass created Kudus’ opener. Got a knock early the the game but played through it. Scored West Ham’s second to round off a great move.

Edson Alvarez was outstanding against Freiburg in the Europa League

West Ham 2 Freiburg 0 : Alvarez was outstanding

Ward Prowse:6 Further forward than in recent games. Not really a number 10 but pressed well from the front.

Soucek:6 Good and bad passes bur never really put under pressure.

Paqueta:7 Hit the bar with a vicious strike early in the game. Out of position on the left but his passing was inventive at times. One dink set up Emerson for a good chance. Got cocky at one point and gave the ball away in a dangerous position.

Kudus:8 Great run down the right hand side set up Paqueta. Scored the opener with a clever run and smart finish. A real handful.

Bowen:8 Seems to be developing a good understanding with Kudus. Finished well from a Paqueta pass but was offside. Intelligent play to set up Alvarez for the second.


Fornals: 54 min sub for the limping Alvarez. Worked hard and played on the left wing which allowed Paqueta to move central.

Ings: On for Paqueta in the 71st min.

Mubama: Replaced Bowen.

Cornet: On for Kudus.

Kehrer: 87 mins for Coufal

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