Vladimir Coufal gets 3/10 and should be dropped, Thilo Kehrer MOTM with 7/10 - West Ham United player ratings vs Everton
West Ham suffered another Premier League defeat as they lost 1-0 to Everton at Goodison Park thanks to Neal Maupay’s first goal for the club on Sunday.
The first half of the game was a close battle as both sides failed to create any clear cut chances, leading to a scoreless 45 minutes in which the main talking point was a “laughable” decision from the referee.
The second half started much faster and Everton took the lead through Neal Maupay’s first goal for the hosts in the 52nd minute, before the game really livened up.
Said Benrahma came the closest to equalising in the second half when he struck the inside of the post as a substitute, but it wasn’t enough and the team now enter the international break in the relegation zone.
Here is how West Ham Zone rated the performance of each Hammers player for the game…
Lukasz Fabianski – 5/10
The keeper could do little about the goal as he was caught by surprise by the early shot, but other than that did nothing wrong and couldn’t affect the game much more.
Vladimir Coufal – 3/10
It’s becoming a running theme that Coufal will underwhelm when he’s on the pitch and it’s no surprise that David Moyes wanted a new right-back in the summer. Got skinned time and again by Demarai Gray and offered nothing going forward either.
Thilo Kehrer – 7/10
The German had a rough start to his Premier League career but he’s really grown into his role and has established himself as first-choice now. He was imperious aerially, had good passing out from the back and did nothing wrong in the game.
Kurt Zouma – 6/10
Alongside Kehrer, Zouma was solid too and while he’s still not quite at his best he was unfortunate to be on the losing side in this game. He had the better of the Everton attack bar the vital moment for the goal, showing the fine margins at this level.
Aaron Cresswell – 4/10
Cresswell’s time as the first-choice left-back should be done and this performance shows exactly why. He doesn’t have the legs to get up and down the pitch like he used to and his final ball is getting worse too. Poor.
Tomas Soucek – 5/10
Soucek has struggled for form over the last 18 months and while he wasn’t bad today, he’s still a long way off what we know he’s capable of. Went close with a glancing header in the second half in his best moment.
Declan Rice – 5/10
There’s something not quite right with Rice at the moment and it’s hard to know what it is to be honest. His passing is still good and defensively he’s still solid, but that X-factor that made him special in recent seasons has gone and he needs to find it again ASAP.
Jarrod Bowen – 5/10
Bowen tried really hard to make things happen, but much like West Ham’s season so far it just didn’t come off for him. His dribbling was okay but ultimately Vitalii Mykolenko was a good match for him and he couldn’t find his goalscoring touch.
Lucas Paqueta – 4/10
The Brazilian started the game hungry and eager to make an impact but went into his shell after being given a warning from the referee. Struggled to create anything and was rightly off after an hour.
Pablo Fornals – 4/10
Fornals often just wanted a touch too many in a congested midfield area and it meant that West Ham couldn’t sustain pressure in the final third. A poor performance from one of Moyes’ favourites.
Michail Antonio – 6/10
Antonio was sharp in attack and caused lots of problems for Coady and Tarkowski in the Everton defence, but his final ball was missing. Unfortunate to be subbed with 20 mins remaining when the team needed a goal.
Said Benrahma – 5/10
Made a positive impact once again from the bench in the number ten role and was really unlucky not to score the equaliser when his curling effort came off the inside of the post.
Maxwel Cornet – 5/10
Deserved a start after his midweek performance and once he came on his pace and energy on the left wing certainly made a difference. Forced a good save from Asmir Begovic and missed a sitter when he rounded him later, but was dangerous at least.
Gianluca Scamacca – 4/10
The Italian looked disinterested after coming on and really made no impact at all. Had a couple of nice touches, but provided no threat whatsoever as the team chased an equaliser.
Emerson Palmieri – N/A