West Ham were beaten 1-0 by title-chasing Chelsea on Wednesday after Eden Hazard’s first half goal settled matters at Upton Park.
Here are our player ratings from the game (from a rating of 0 to 10):
West Ham United
Adrian – 7/10
Could do nothing about Hazard’s goal but he did make a good stop from Ramires to keep his side in the game.
Carl Jenkinson – 7/10
Prevented Costa from doubling Chelsea’s lead by making a last-gasp interception. A good game for the Arsenal loanee overall.
Wiston Reid – N/A
Got injured early on and was replaced by James Collins in the eight minute.
James Tomkins – 6/10
Anytime Chelsea attacked, Tomkins didn’t look comfortable but he managed to make some important challenges.
Aaron Cresswell – 8/10
Fantastic performance on the left flank by Cresswell. He gave the Hammers a viable attacking option on the left but didn’t neglect his defensive duties regardless. Made a late block to deny Willian.
Stewart Downing – 7/10
Didn’t get into the game quickly enough but improved in the second half and caused Chelsea problems on the left flank.
Cheikhou Kouyate – 6/10
Denied by Courtois in the 17th minute but didn’t offer much else throughout the game.
Kevin Nolan – 6/10
Made a physical impression, nothing more.
Mark Noble – 7/10
Noble was the man who pulled the strings in midfield and made life uncomfortable for the visitor’s creative players
Diafra Sakho – 7/10
A constant threat to the Blues’ defense and was only denied by some brilliant goalkeeping from Courtois.
Enner Valencia – 6/10
Found it difficult to get in behind the Chelsea defense but displayed some great movement and trickery on occasion.
James Collins – 6/10
Replaced the injured Winston Reid early on and put in a good shift in his absence.
Nene – N/A
Came on for Kouyate in the 87th minute but didn’t do anything worthy of note.
Thibaut Courtois – 9/10
The Belgian goalkeeper was in superb form as he made a hosts of saves particularly from Sakho to preserve his team’s lead. Man of the match.
Branislav Ivanovic – 6/10
Joined the attack as often as he could but struggled defensively particularly in the second half.
John Terry – 8/10
Was a calming influence at the heart of the defense and led his side to another clean sheet, Chelsea’s 100th under Mourinho.
Gary Cahill – 6/10