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Fabianski Gets 8, Dawson With 5.5 | West Ham United Players Rated In Derby Defeat Vs Chelsea

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

West Ham United faced off against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier today as they looked to earn a positive result in the London derby. The Hammers made a bright start to the game and managed to get into the half-time interval with a goalless scoreline.

The East London outfit found themselves at a numerical disadvantage in the 86th minute when Craig Dawson was sent off in the 86th minute. Chelsea missed their penalty but soon went on to take the lead just four minutes later when Christian Pulisic scored with a tidy finish. The match ended with West Ham suffering a narrow 1-0 loss in the derby.

Let’s take a look at how each West Ham player performed during the clash against the Blues.

GK: Łukasz Fabiański – 8/10

The Polish keeper made a few crucial saves at the back which includes stopping a late penalty. However, he failed to keep a clean sheet in the end.

CB: Ben Johnson – 6.5/10

He made a few important clearances inside his half but will be disappointed after conceding a late goal.

CB: Craig Dawson – 5.5/10

Dawson made numerous clearances at the back but let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 86th minute.

CB: Aaron Cresswell – 6/10

He kept things solid on the defensive end of the field for most of the game but didn’t do enough to secure the clean sheet.

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Chelsea’s US midfielder Christian Pulisic (2R) scores the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on April 24, 2022. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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RM: Vladimír Coufal – 6/10

Coufal worked hard when defending inside his half but offered very little in the opponent’s half.

CM: Tomas Soucek – 7/10

He anchored the midfield well but struggled to create chances in the final third.

CM: Mark Noble – 6.5/10

The veteran midfielder got stuck in with some crunching tackles but was replaced after the hour mark.

LM: Arthur Masuaku – 6/10

He worked hard defensively but struggled to influence the game on the attacking end of the field.

RAM: Andriy Yarmolenko – 6.5/10

Yarmolenko had a few lively moments in the game but didn’t do enough to score.

LAM: Pablo Fornals – 6/10

The Spaniard created two good chances in the final third but didn’t get a sniff at goal.

ST: Said Benrahma – 6/10

He had a quiet game in the Chelsea half. Benrahma ran of gas and got replaced in the 77th minute.

Substitutes:

CM: Declan Rice – 6/10

Rice added more energy to West Ham’s midfield.

RW: Jarrod Bowen – 6/10

He struggled to influence the game up top.

CAM: Manuel Lanzini – 6/10

Lanzini offered very little in the final third.

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