West Ham v Everton Player Ratings
Author: Emily Pulham. Published: 6 August 2019 at 8:45am
Written by: @FredDWHU
Lukasz Fabianski 7/10
Despite his goal being bombarded for nearly the whole game, Lukasz made some key saves that stopped the game being 5 or 6 nil. Both of the goals weren’t his fault and he was let down by his defence in a game he shouldn’t have been so busy in.
Pablo Zabaleta 4/10
This was one of his worst games in a West Ham shirt. He was given the run around throughout by Everton’s winger Bernard, who managed to find space almost every time down that left wing. This performance will have the board rethinking his contract renewal at the end of the season.
Issa Diop 5/10
Issa had a bad game and lost his man from the corner which resulted in Everton’s first goal. He struggled to get his tackles off and he let Calvert-Lewin run in behind him constantly. He’s come under scrutiny recently and may even be dropped for the game against Chelsea.
Angelo Ogbonna 5/10
Both of the Centre Backs were as bad as each other. Angelo struggled to keep hold of both Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison as they caused problems all game. Both of the Centre Backs have struggled as of late and either one could be replaced by Balbuena for the next game.
Aaron Cresswell 6/10
Cresswell was the best of a bad bunch in that defence and it was evident he was struggling without Anderson on the Left Wing to link up with. He struggled to keep the ball and had a hard time dealing with the tricky Richarlison on the Right Wing.
Declan Rice 6/10
Fresh off his first international caps with England, he looked like a different class to some of the players on that pitch against Everton. Throughout the game he made some great tackles and held the ball very well at parts but often he failed to protect the defence as well as we know he can.
Pedro Obiang 4/10
It was a dreadful performance from Obiang who looked out of place from the first minute. It showed how much we miss Noble, as Obiang couldn’t sit back with Rice when we were getting pummelled and he couldn’t get the ball from the defence into the attack – which begs the question why did he start? Rightfully so, he was substituted at half time.
Robert Snodgrass 6/10
In the first half, Snodgrass was all over the place and looked out of place when attacking. Subsequently, at half time he was put in at Centre Mid and seemed to do a lot better there. He linked the defence and attack well and steadied the midfield which helped keep the score at 2-0.
Manuel Lanzini 5/10
For most of the game, it was like Lanzini wasn’t even there. I had no clue where he was playing and I don’t think he did either as he looked all over the place and struggled to get into the game.
Lucas Perez 4/10
Pellegrini’s choice to play Perez over Hernandez has got to be up there with the worst decisions of the season. He was dreadful and it didn’t look like he tried once during the game. Thankfully, he was substituted at Half-Time and I wouldn’t be surprised if we never see him in a West Ham shirt again.
Marko Arnautovic 4/10
What more can be said about him? He has showed zero desire and commitment on that pitch since the transfer saga in January. How he gets in the the team over Hernandez is hysterical and the whole fanbase won’t be upset if he leaves in the Summer.
Michail Antonio 6/10
In a game where the attackers were non-existent, Antonio at least tried to create some attacks and was running down the wing for the whole second half. Although mostly he was unsuccessful, we appreciate his efforts to try and turn it around despite having careless players to play with
Javier Hernandez 6/10
Javier rarely received the ball, but when he did, he looked to start something in attack. He’s a striker who needs good service to score goals and this game he definitely wasn’t going to get that. However, he did what he could to try and get a goal.
Grady Diangana 5/10
Grady thankfully replaced Arnautovic halfway through the second half and, as with Antonio, you could see he was trying to create something. Unfortunately, he too was unsuccessful and a few times he lost the ball which ended up being an Everton counter attack – but at least he tracked back and tried to win the ball back, something the attackers who started the game wouldn’t do.