West Ham player grades after the worst draw ever seen

The storyline was in place for West Ham to knock Brighton into the relegation zone but after 10 horrific minutes, the story and outlook changed for the Hammers.

From a corrected VAR call to two horrific defensive plays, West Ham left the Gulls to come right back into the match and finish the season even with each other. A draw is nothing to sneer at but when it was a draw like this, nothing good can be said. Player grades to follow.

Player Grades from 0 to 10

Fabianski

Player Grade: 7

When talking about Lukasz Fabianski in this match all that has to be said is that if it wasn’t him in net, West Ham would’ve lost. He played well but his defenders did not.

Fredericks

Player Grade: 6

It was a tale of two different stories for Ryan Fredericks as he helped Snoddy in the first half but then was left watching when Glenn Murray dinked in the equalizer.

Trending: How'd the West Ham winter window go?

Diop

Player Grade: 4

Issa Diop put the Hammers on the board but then fell on depth ears the rest of the match. He was to blame for the lousy defending that got Brighton all fired up and back into the match.

Ogbonna

Player Grade: 4

Much like his CB mate, Angelo Ogbonna played a terrible match which is saying something for the potential HOTY. His back gave the Gulls a goal and his security didn’t help the other two nightmares.

Cresswell

Player Grade: 6

Aaron Cresswell had a very pedestrian match as nothing really seemed to phase him. He got more pressure in the 2nd half but stood his ground late on.

Rice

Player Grade: 6

The heartbeat in the midfield today as Declan Rice kept the ball moving when others couldn’t. He was key towards the end to help the Hammers see at least a point.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 01: Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion at London Stadium on February 01, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Noble

Player Grade: 4

Mr. West Ham was very busy in the midfield but looked uncomfortable doing it. He had a wide-open sitter for the second match in a row and this time completely whiffed on it.

Soucek

Player Grade: 7

The debut of the Czech international couldn’t have gone better unless he actually scored. Tomas Soucek was all over the place and gave Hammers everywhere hope going forward.

Fornals subbed on for Soucek

Subbed Grade: N/A

He has about 6 minutes to play in the end and just didn’t really get a shot. Definitely confused as to why he isn’t getting more time though.

Snodgrass

Player Grade: 8

Who needs a new forward when you have Robert Snodgrass playing out wide. His brace today was something of a shock but hey, we’ll take it. By far the best player on the pitch.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 01: Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United celebrates with his team mates after scoring his teams third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion at London Stadium on February 01, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Lanzini subbed on for Snoddy

Subbed Grade: N/A

Brought on so late and never really got a chance to go on. It would’ve been a career-saving match for Manuel Lanzini if he would’ve gotten one across but alas, here we are.

Antonio

Player Grade: 7

Back in the starting rotation after some time off and Michail Antonio didn’t miss a step. He was a menace for the Gulls all match and received a great ovation when he left the pitch.

Masuaku subbed on for Antonio

Subbed Grade: 4

Many have pondered why Arthur Masuaku was even allowed on the pitch after his first touch led to Brighton’s crucial second goal. Not a good day for him.

Haller

Player Grade: 6

The summer record signee looked ok again but lacked the finish needed. He played all 90′ and had his typical solid holdup play but never could get going when needed.

Next: Errors, errors, and more errors lead to a West Ham draw

Overall, what a disappointing match on a plethora of levels. The match was won in the first half and then again in the second only to see three mistakes even it up. Nobes is starting to become an issue as well because the leadership was lacking today. Up next, Man City… lets hope for a miracle.

Load Comments