Ryan Fredericks had a major problem on Saturday... it kept happening again and again

Ryan Fredericks of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

West Ham United drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Ryan Fredericks of West Ham United during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

West Ham United picked up a point on Saturday afternoon, drawing 1-1 away at London rivals Crystal Palace.

The Hammers took the lead when Michail Antonio was fouled by Vicente Guaita, with Mark Noble stepping up to score the resulting penalty.

Manuel Pellegrini's men had to endure an absolute onslaught in the second half, and after misses from the likes of James McArthur and Michy Batshuayi, Wilfried Zaha's deflected effort finally brought Palace level.

 

Palace remarkably had 25 shots, but could only get five of them on target, and one West Ham defender played a major part in Palace having so many attempts.

Full back Ryan Fredericks has shown his blistering pace and his attacking ability, but the defensive issues that were highlighted at Fulham were on show again.

Fredericks kept Palace attackers on side time and time again, playing much deeper than the rest of his back four, which got West Ham into trouble repeatedly.

Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha (R) vies with West Ham United's English defender Ryan Fredericks during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and...

At least three times, Fredericks was the guilty man as Palace somehow broke in behind the West Ham defence, playing somebody onside every time.

That has to be a huge concern for Manuel Pellegrini, especially away from home. Against a team who can finish more clinically than Palace did, West Ham could be made to pay by such errors.

Pellegrini may subsequently have to consider bringing experienced defender Pablo Zabaleta back in for Fredericks, because West Ham can't have watched Fredericks' defensive showing and been impressed with it.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

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