West Ham player ratings vs Liverpool (A)- How did the Hammers perform at Anfield?

West Ham slumped to a 4-1 loss at Anfield on Saturday– a disappointing, but not unexpected result for most fans. Liverpool crossed 100 goals for the season across all competitions during the game and West Ham’s solitary strike came from Michail Antonio, who netted 70 seconds after coming on as a second half sub.

How did Patrice Evra fare on his debut for the Hammers, with the Liverpool fans booing every touch of his given the French defender’s past history with ex Reds player Luis Suarez? How did Manuel Lanzini go on his return from injury?

Most of the papers seem to agree that Marko Arnautovic was West Ham’s best player at Anfield, and rightly so. The Austrian tested Karius with a couple of good efforts in the first half and did his best despite playing alone upfront. Antonio, a second half replacement for Lanzini, was their second best player on the park.

Angelo Ogbonna, who has been one the mainstays of the back three under Moyes, had an off-day at Anfield, as shown by the ratings. [Read more…]

Comparison Stats- Marko Arnautovic under Moyes vs Arnautovic under Bilic

Marko Arnautovic has been a changed man since David Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic at the London Stadium, and the Austrian continued his fine form with a goal and assists for Manuel Lanzini in West Ham’s 4-1 win over Huddersfield. Arnautovic’s performance in that game prompted Football.London to give him a 10/10 rating– the first one they’ve given to any West Ham player in the current campaign.

Under Slaven Bilic, Arnautovic looked like an early candidate for “Flop signing of the summer”, and this infographic shows the dramatic change in the performances of him and Manuel Lanzini since Moyes arrived. He even earned a nomination for the December player of the month (the award eventually went to Harry Kane)

While we’ve known that the duo have improved, to see it in terms of numbers is quite an eye-opener, literally speaking.

Can a change of manager influence things that much? Looking at these stats, definitely yes! [Read more…]

Media Player Ratings- Huddersfield v West Ham (2018)

West Ham secured three crucial points against Huddersfield away on Saturday to continue their resurgence under David Moyes. Not surprisingly much of the praise was reserved for the attacking duo of Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic, who scored three of the Hammers’ four goals between them.

Austrian forward Arnautovic even bagged the first 10/10 rating by a West Ham player this season [Read more…]

Huddersfield v West Ham 2018 Report- Arnautovic Lanzini show gives Moyes 200th Premier League win

Manuel Lanzini’s brace, his first on the road in the Premier League for fourteen months and a beautiful effort from Austrian forward Marko Arnautovic were enough for West Ham to beat Huddersfield 4-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium and give coach David Moyes his 200th Premier League win as manager- only Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp have more wins than the Scotsman.

West Ham had lost only one of their last six Premier League games going into this clash- Huddersfield, by comparison, had won ONLY once in their last six, which mean that this would be an intriguing fixture despite the Hammers’ indifferent away form.

For West Ham, James Collins took the place of Winston Reid in defence and Arnautovic returned to the XI after recovering from a hamstring problem. David Wagner chose to put new Huddersfield signing Alex Pritchard on the bench. [Read more…]

Post Match Analysis- Stoke v West Ham 2017- WHUFC’s first away league win of 17/18 season

West Ham claimed their first away win of the 2017/18 Premier League season as their revival under David Moyes continued following a fine 3-0 away win at the Bet365 Stadium against Stoke City.

Mark Hughes had never lost to West Ham in his managerial career at Stoke (W3, D5 prior to this outing), but a penalty from Mark Noble in his 300th Premier League game for West Ham, and late goals from former Stoke player Marko Arnautovic and substitute Diafra Sakho saw the visitors climb out of the drop zone.

With Crystal Palace winning away at Leicester in the early kick off, Stoke and West Ham were 16th and 19th respectively in the league table going into this clash, which was delayed by an hour owing to power failure at the Bet365 Stadium [Read more…]

Media Player Ratings- How did West Ham’s players fare against Brighton (H) 2017

Brighton picked up their first away win of the new league season and their first on the road in the top flight since 1983 as they beat West Ham 3-0 last night in front of a 56,977 strong crowd at the London Stadium.

Here is how West Ham’s players were rated by the media. Sam Inkersole opted to give out one word ratings for each player instead of a number this time around.

Not surprisingly, the player who came in for the most flak was Marko Arnautovic, with the £25m signing expected to give the ageing Bruno a torrid time, but the Austrian international ended up having a very ordinary game, and was hooked before the third goal for Edimilson Fernandes. [Read more…]