One won tackle, two ball recoveries: Nordtveit struggles on West Ham debut

HÃ¥vard Nordtveit: By The Numbers:  : 20160815

The Hammers were beaten by Chelsea on Monday evening.

Håvard Nordtveit: By The Numbers:  : 20160815

Havard Nordtveit did not enjoy the best of debuts as West Ham were beaten by Chelsea on Monday evening.

The Hammers travelled to Stamford Bridge on Monday to take on Antonio Conte’s side in their first Premier League game of the season.

It was not a happy evening for them though, as a late goal from striker Diego Costa saw the hosts come away with a 2-1 victory.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates with Diego Costa at the end of the matchChelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates with Diego Costa at the end of the match

In truth it was no less than the Blues deserved having been the better side for much of the game but caught out by James Collins’ superb equaliser.

Several of their players failed to turn up in the game, and Nordtveit will be one who will be disappointed by his own performance.

West Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goalWest Ham United's James Collins celebrates scoring their first goal

He managed 43 touches throughout the game, with all of those proving to be successful ones.

Defensively he struggled, managing to win just one tackles, two interceptions as well as registering just two ball recoveries.

As an attacking force he was also absent as he failed to register a shot on target or a key pass in the game.

Speaking of his passing, that was also not as its best as he managed an overall passing accuracy of just 63% in an all round disappointing display from him.

West Ham United manager Slaven BilicWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

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