West Ham player-ratings against Bournemouth: Randolph and Maiga the unlikely plus points

Here are our player ratings for West Ham United after their abysmal 4-3 home defeat to Premier League newcomers Bournemouth.

West Ham United's season started with a bang when they beat title hopefuls Arsenal on the opening day.

But my how they have been brought crashing down to earth since. Back-to-back home defeats against Leicester City 2-1 and now Bournemouth have heaped early pressure on new Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.

West Ham fans went into the game with some trepidation after Adrian's sending off against the Foxes last time out meant a Premier League debut for Darren Randolph.

The former Birmingham City 'keeper has been far from convincing in the games he has played so far but was one of the only players to emerge from the embarrassing defeat with any credit.

Another was late sub Maiga who got a goal and looked better than usual.

Here's how West Ham's players fared against Eddie Howe's side at Upton Park.

Randolph – 6

Everyone feared the worst given he had conceded 16 goals in three games against the Cherries last season. Those fears were realised as that stat became 20 in four games but it was through no real fault of the Irishman. He made some good saves to keep West Ham in the game. He was far less commanding vocally than Adrian which may have unsettled the nervy defence in front of him, but cannot really be blamed for any of the goals.

Jenkinson – 2

I have not been privy to every game of Jenkinson's career but if he has ever played worse at any level I would be amazed. It was certainly his worst game for West Ham and it was like a different person out there. Gave the ball away constantly, looked nervous and his day was compounded by two diabolical pieces of defending for the third and fourth goals, the last of which resulted in him chasing back and bringing down Max Gradel for a penalty and West Ham's fifth red card in nine games under Bilic. Like his teammate Cresswell, Jenkinson looks totally exposed by West Ham's new way of playing.

Ogbonna – 5

Ogbonna was substitued after 35 minutes in what has to be one of the strangest managerial decisions in my 25 years at Upton Park. While nobody in a West Ham shirt could say they were playing well, he was one of the few that actually wasn't doing too badly. Bilic's decision to haul him off before half-time was shameful for the player and won't do the manager any favours long term. It was a ridiculous decision and at 2-0 down waste of a sub which could have been used to bring on an attacker to help get the side back into it.

Reid – 5

Was one of West Ham's better players on the day but that doesn't say much. Still an awful day for Reid who was given a torrid time by Bournemouth's forward line. Not his usual commanding self.

Cresswell – 2

Terrible. Like Jenkinson Cresswell was one of West Ham's best players last season. It can't be a coincidence that they have both looked like fish out of water in the last two games. They both look exposed by Bilic's system. Cresswell gift wrapped Bournemouth's first two goals and was generally poor throughout. Has since taken to Twitter to apologise for his performance.

Noble – 5

Another pedestrian display in the middle of the park from Noble. He is so slow and against a hungry and energetic midfield he was shown up. Won and scored a penalty but other than that showed none of the leadership qualities required if, as it already looks, West Ham are going to be fighting for survival.

Obiang – 4

Constantly gave the ball away and was extremely poor on his full debut despite impressing as a second half sub against Leicester last week. Offered very little and with passing being his main asset, because that was well off he suffered.

Kouyate – 6

Always tries his best and gets up and down but another who just couldn't get into his rhythm and looks unsettled by the new system being deployed by Bilic. Scored a goal but not his usual swashbuckling self, although he worked hard regardless.

Payet – 5

Was good on the ball as you'd expect but did give it away too often in the first half with a few flicks and tricks which were unnecessary at 2-0 and didn't come off. With him in the side there is always hope as he has much more quality than any of West Ham's players. But he didn't get in positions to hurt the Cherries enough.

Nolan – 5

Didn't do too much wrong and didn't see much of the ball on his surprise start but was hauled off at half-time nevertheless for Matt Jarvis as it was obvious West Ham needed more width. Appears to have no real future at the club under Bilic.

Sakho – 6

Probably the best outfield player, didnt quite click for him but he ran his socks off as usual and kept trying and cajoling his teammates. Set up Kouyate's goal by letting off a shot on goal. West Ham need him to start scoring soon though that's for sure.


Tomkins – 5

Replaced Ogbonna after 35 minutes. Was at fault for the crucial third goal failing to clear his lines twice allowing Bournemouth in to score the crucial third goal after the Hammers had somehow hauled themselves back in it after just eight second half minutes.

Jarvis – 4

Came on at half-time but did nothing of any note as usual. Another weak display from one of West Ham's biggest and most expensive ever flops. Sam Allardyce has a lot to answer for on Jarvis.

Maiga – 7

Outcast Maiga finally did something of note in a West Ham shirt as he scored a good goal when on as a late sub for Diafra Sakho to make it 4-3 but in the end it counted for nothing. Hopefully a goal will do his confidence good, although whether West Ham fans will want him in their team to find out is another matter.

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