Angelo Ogbonna proved his worth for West Ham against West Brom

The West Ham United defender impressed in the draw against West Bromwich Albion.

Angelo Ogbonna may have only signed for West Ham United from Juventus in the summer, but the centre-back wasted little time making his mark at Upton Park.

After a shaky start in pre-season the Italian impressed for the Hammers in their opening-weekend victory against Arsenal and their next away match against Liverpool. But a thigh muscle strain suffered against Newcastle United saw Ogbonna ruled out for three matches and he was named only on the bench for the five games after that.

A one-minute cameo against Chelsea suggested the 27-year-old may have to get used to being a substitute at best under manager Slaven Bilic, but Ogbonna was back in the starting line-up for the 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion and he impressed throughout.

  Passing AccuracyEffective ClearancesEffective Headed ClearancesFoulsDuels WonAerials WonBall RecoveriesDispossessedMins Played
Angelo Ogbonna 85% 6 5 1 6 5 3 1 90

With a passing accuracy of 85 per cent and 11 effective clearances, Ogbonna played a vital role for West Ham, ensuring they did not suffer another defeat after their recent humbling against Tottenham Hotspur.

Ogbonna also won six duels and five aerial battles and he only conceded one foul in the entire match.

On this form he should start West Ham’s match against Manchester United next weekend but that decision rests solely with Bilic.

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