Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Rice Gets 7.5, Antonio With 5 | West Ham United Players Rated In Their Defeat Against Brighton And Hove Albion

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West Ham United had a dreadful start to their Premier League campaign with back-to-back defeats against Manchester City and Nottingham Forest. David Moyes was determined to turn things around ahead of hosting Brighton & Hove Albion at London Stadium, but they ended up losing 2-0 after yet another shocking performance.

Below are the West Ham United players rated in their defeat against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Lukasz Fabianski: 6

Could have done little to stop both goals. Had a tough time between the sticks against the Seagulls’ relentless threats.

Vladimír Coufal: 6

Offered little threat high up the pitch as his crosses lacked accuracy every time. Suffered an injury that saw him making way for Ben Johnson with 15 minutes remaining.

Kurt Zouma: 5.5

His howler at the back led to the spot-kick conceded by Kehrer. Although he dominated the aerial duels, his long balls were hardly successful while building old-school counter-attacking threats.

Thilo Kehrer: 5.5

Had no option but to foul Danny Welbeck who was clear on goal following Zouma’s dreadful mistake. Lucky not to receive a marching order.

Aaron Cresswell: 6.5

Made plenty of recoveries as he was mostly confined to defensive duties against the likes of Pascal Gross and Solly March.

Tomáš Souček: 7

Lacked pace in the middle of the park against the relentless threats from the Brighton midfield. Had a couple of efforts on target denied by Robert Sanchez.

Declan Rice

Declan Rice: 7.5

Worked hard in midfield. Kept on winning duels and regaining possession. But he lacked enough support, particularly in the attacking third.

Jarrod Bowen: 6

Made some decent runs down the flanks, but the end product was underwhelming which let the Hammers down.

Pablo Fornals: 6

Tried his best to carry the ball forward and spread it wide. But he had little support upfront, also the Spaniard failed to offer enough creative spark before making way for Gianluca Scamacca.

Said Benrahma: 6

His darting runs caused menace at times, but the wideman needs to work on his final decision and end product. Was replaced by Manuel Lanzini late in the game.

Michail Antonio: 5

An afternoon to forget for the centre-forward who hardly had any impact while spearheading the Irons attack. Made way for Maxwell Cornet with 15 minutes remaining.

West Ham United Subs Vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Gianluca Scamacca: 5.5

Made no harm in the Brighton backline as a second-half substitute.

Maxwel Cornet:  6

Offered little threat since replacing Antonio.

Manuel Lanzini: 6

Failed to make any significant impact in the attacking third.

Ben Johnson:  6.5

Did nothing wrong at the back since replacing Coufal.

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