Here we have with us the Wolverhampton Wanderers player ratings as they face defeat against West Ham United at the London Stadium. Wolves were not able to get going against the Hammers and did not look very threatening as they usually do. Although Wolves enjoyed most of the ball, they couldn’t kill the game and had to suffer the consequences.
Wolves had a good opportunity to open the scoring with the help of Hwang Hee-chan. However, his attempt fizzed the goal post as the scores remained level. Wolves couldn’t match West Ham’s quality throughout the match on the ball. Although West Ham had just 39% of the ball, they had more shots on target as Wolves had only one.
In the 59th minute, West Ham United scored the game’s first goal. Michail Antonio, who had considerable time on the ball, was spotted by Aaron Cresswell on the left side. Antonio did a fantastic job of finding Tomas Soucek in the box, who pushed the ball beyond Jose Sa.
Wolves are currently 8th on the Premier League table with 40 points. Whereas, West Ham United are 5th on the table with 45 points. West Ham and Wolves are both tough opponents this season even for the big clubs as they have already caused some upsets. Therefore, this match was important for both of them and West Ham have enjoyed the better result.
Wolverhampton Wanderers player ratings vs West Ham
Jose Sa – 6/10
He was not at fault for the goal that Wolves conceded as he could do very little about it. Sa also had to make a couple of normal saves.
Maximilian Kilman – 5/10
Kilman has rarely had a bad game to his name this season and this could be counted as one. Moreover, he did not look comfortable in possession and found it hard to mark Antonio.
Conor Coady – 6/10
Coady also struggled against Antonio and might have had flashbacks of his trip to the London Stadium last season.
Romain Saiss – 7/10
He was better on the day than Kilman and Coady and avoided the 2nd goal from West Ham with a crucial interception. Further, he moved to the left-back role as Bruno Lage changed the formation to 4-4-2.
Ki-Jana Hoever – 4/10
Had a big task of playing in the place of Nelson Semedo but failed miserably as he hasn’t featured for Wolves in 2 months’ time and looked rusty.
Ruben Neves – 6/10
He is known for crisp and accurate passing but failed to execute that here. He was not able to spray balls as he usually does and West Ham midfielders often found space behind him.
Leadner Dedoncker – 5/10
Dedoncker could not influence the game much as he looked clueless most of the time and only played the ball to Neves. He also couldn’t cope with the physicality of Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek.
Marcal – 6/10
Kept Jarrod Bowen quiet until he was there on the pitch but provided no attacking threat. Rayan Ait-Nouri still remains the first choice for Lage.
Francisco Trincao – 4/10
A day to forget for the youngster as he caused frustration among the Wolves fans and also his manager. He has to step up in the games that aren’t going Wolves’ way.
Fabio Silva – 6/10
Did well off the ball as he made some good runs and good linkup play. However, he faced difficulty in dealing with Zouma and has to score some goals to get good confidence.
Hwang Hee-chan – 6/10
Worked tirelessly for his team but failed to convert his chances which was brought into the team.
Daniel Podence – 6/10
An immediate improvement from Trincao. Should have started the game as he was their best player against Arsenal.
Pedro Neto – 6/10
Added freshness to the attack while also providing pace and creativity.
Raul Jimenez – N/A
Did not get enough time to influence the game.
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