Vladimir Coufal, Said Benrahma and Kurt Zouma were all below par as West Ham United fell to a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal at the London Stadium this afternoon.
The Hammers were dealt a fatal blow in their quest for Champions League qualification through the Premier League as goals from Rob Holding and Gabriel came either side of a Jarrod Bowen equaliser.
David Moyes rang the changes to the starting line-up as the Irons’ ongoing Europa League exploits take centre stage, but this was still a performance full of endeavour and spirit from those in claret and blue.
However, as reflected in statistics from Sofascore, some West Ham were off the pace, and we have crunched the numbers to dig deep into those disappointing displays…
Said Benrahma (6.4)
Benrahma was unable to have his usual positive impact in an attacking sense and was ultimately replaced on 81 minutes by Andriy Yarmolenko with the Hammers in search of an equaliser.
Whilst on the pitch, the Algerian attacker misplaced five of his seven crosses, lost possession 11 times and came out on the wrong side of six of his seven duels before being taken off.
Kurt Zouma (6.3)
Back in Premier League action having made a return from injury in midweek against Eintracht Frankfurt, the 26-year-old struggled to recapture his best form against Arsenal today.
The Frenchman was beaten in six of his 10 duels, lost possession of the ball six times and misplaced three long balls in a forgettable match for the centre-back.
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Vladimir Coufal (6.1)
This was a rather inauspicious display from the usually dependable Czech Republic international.
Featuring for the entire contest, the 29-year-old right-back lost possession 21 times, failed to find a team-mate with five of his six crosses and lost eight of his 11 duels overall.
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