Media Player Ratings- How did West Ham’s players fare against Burnley?

Prior to this game, West Ham had only scored two second half goals in the ten Premier League fixtures they had played this season. Here, they proceeded to score three times in the space of 25 second half minutes to secure 3 absolutely precious points and give manager Manuel Pellegrini, who had labelled this a “must-win”, some much needed breathing space.

All pundits had expected the Hammers to beat Sean Dyche’s side, and for forty five minutes till the interval, they dominated all aspects of the game except the scoreboard, where Burnley somehow found themselves level at half time despite having only 32% possession and having a passing accuracy of only 60%.

The visitors were a different side after the break, making it a more even contest, but two late goals, making it the first time since 2013 that the Hammers had scored four in a league game at home, allowed the Irons to prevail 4-2.

Felipe Anderson had come in for some flak for his under par performances in recent times, but the Brazilian raised his game here, and could’ve even had a hat trick if not for the post coming to Burnley’s aid. Grady Diangana was another stellar performer, with the Hammers faithful visibly excited when he got the ball at his feet.

FL thought Pablo Zabaleta, West Ham’s captain for the day, was one of their best on the afternoon, giving him a 9, while others, like Sky, thought he was no better than the rest of their backline.

Declan Rice continued his steady progress, and was given a 7 by all three media outlets.

PlayerFLSkyMail
Fabianski666
Zabaleta966.5
Balbuena766.5
Diop766
Cresswell666
Diangana887.5
Snodgrass766
Obiang666.5
Rice777
Anderson988
Arnautovic877.5
Hernandez776.5
Antonio66
Ogbonna5

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