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Paqueta Gets 7.5, Antonio With 7 | 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 locked horns with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier today as they hoped to earn a good result in the London derby. The Hammers were dominated for most of the first half but managed to get into the half-time break with a 0-0 scoreline.

Michail Antonio finally opened the goal-scoring for West Ham just after the hour mark when he tapped the ball in from close range. However, Chelsea equalised courtesy of Ben Chilwell’s chipped effort in the 76th minute before Kai Havertz completed the turnaround late in the game when he scored with just two minutes left on the clock. The London derby finished with West Ham suffering a poor 2-1 loss on the road.

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

GK: Łukasz Fabiański – 6/10

The Polish keeper made one good save in the game but ended up conceding two late goals today.

RB: Vladimír Coufal – 6/10

He tried to keep things tidy at the back but struggled to influence the game in the final third.

CB: Thilo Kehrer – 5.5/10

The German talent made a few crucial clearances inside his half but looked defensively vulnerable at times at the back.

CB: Kurt Zouma – 7/10

He made a lot of last-gasp clearances on the defensive end of the field and was a dominant force in the air.

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London Stadium

LB: Emerson – 6/10

The Italian was strong in the air but struggled to make an impact going forward.

CM: Declan Rice – 7/10

He anchored the midfield really well and made a couple of decent runs with the ball towards the Chelsea penalty box.

CM: Tomas Soucek – 6.5/10

Soucek tried his best to protect his backline but failed to influence the game in the final third.

RW: Jarrod Bowen – 7/10

He completed a lot of decent runs with the ball but failed to take any of his chances.

CAM: Lucas Paqueta – 7.5/10

Paqueta did his fair share of defending and made two good runs with the ball in the final third.

LW: Pablo Fornals – 6/10

The Spaniard had a tough game today as he failed to threaten the Chelsea goal.

ST: Michail Antonio – 7/10

Antonio opened the goal-scoring in the 62nd minute but was mostly quiet during the game.

Substitutes:

CAM: Said Benrahma – 6/10

He had a couple of lively moments in the game.

CB: Angelo Ogbonna – N/A

Ogbonna didn’t get enough time to make an impact.

ST: Maxwel Cornet – N/A

He didn’t get enough minutes to warrant a rating.

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