Player Ratings: Crystal Palace vs West Ham United

Player Ratings Moore than just a Club

Let’s take an in-depth look at player performance from Saturday’s inexplicable Premier League draw at the hands of Crystal Palace, as Slaven Bilic was let down individuals yet again.

Joe Hart: 8/10

A hugely-impressive Man of the Match winning performance from the England shot-stopper as he recovered from a poor performance against Brighton & Hove Albion last Friday.

Hart was on hand to deny the likes of James Tomkins, Jeff Schlupp, Yohan Cabaye and Wilfried Zaha on more than one occasion to keep us ahead at vital stages in the tie, making a statement to Adrian San-Miguel after the Spaniard impressed in midweek.

Jose Fonte: 7/10

An average performance at best from the Portugal International, who only managed to keep his PL starting place due to the injury sustained by Winston Reid.

Fonte fouled Zaha in the first period, making for a huge penalty appeal from the home supporters and many a pundit considered him lucky to have got away with it.

Cheikhou Kouyate: 7/10

Having to adapt to the centre-back role for the second successive game, the Senegal Captain was solid and rarely put a foot wrong, winning several defensive headers in the closing stages.

But, Kouyate could not stop Zaha from netting a 97th-minute leveller and for that reason, he would have considered it an afternoon to forget, many Hammers will hope to see him back in midfield soon.

Angelo Ogbonna: 6/10

After a wonderful display that included netting the winner at Wembley on Wednesday night, the Italian failed to live up to expectations in his first League start since last month.

Ogbonna was the culprit in gifting the home side a route back into the tie as he fouled Andros Townsend for their second-half spot-kick overshadowing some good late evasive work.

Pablo Zabaleta: 6/10

It would be a second successive disappointing showing from the Argentine as he was sacrificed just the 62nd minute for Michail Antonio, having been booked.

Slaven Bilic would later go on to regret making the change but Zabaleta will certainly be hoping that he can make more of an impact against Liverpool on Saturday night.

Edimilson Fernandes: 6/10

Being drafted into the side for his impressive Wembley exploits, Fernandes struggled, in his first League start since returning from injury, to gauge the pace of the game.

But, it was refreshing to deservedly see him start over others who have not been at the races recently and he did make a few good runs, most notable to create space for both of our goals.

Manuel Lanzini: 7/10

Charged with the more unfamiliar role of central midfielder as opposed to the No10 role, the Argentina International put in a typical display of slick passing and movement, disappointingly failing to keep his incredible scoring record against The Eagles going.

Despite this, he was able to thread a superb pass into Aaron Cresswell in the move for our first and aided in many attacking moves, although still not on top form.

Mark Noble: 7/10

In his first Premier League start since the other side of the last International Break, the skipper put in a typically aggressive and gutsy performance in the middle.

Noble was not shy to hide his anger at the full-time whistle, a move that earned him some criticism from outside The Claret & Blue Army, but for many, it was good to see him back.

Aaron Cresswell: 7/10

The England full-back was coming back in after being left out in The Seagulls defeat and provided the assist to Chicharito’s opener with a perfectly placed ball.

Despite his good performance, Cresswell was taken off at the break by Bilic after feeling a slight knock, Hammers will hope that he will be ready to face his childhood club at the weekend.

Andre Ayew: 8/10

Continuing on from where he left off with his two goals at Wembley on Wednesday, Ayew’s performance was one of the highlights of the match for Hammers.

Peeling away from the Palace midfield the Ghanaian struck a stunning goal on the stroke of half-time to double our advantage and was lauded once again for his hard work.

Javier Hernandez: 8/10

A pressure relieving first goal in four games for the Mexican was the high point of his Selhurst performance as Ayew kept ahead of him in the top-scorer standings.

His goal, a skillful improvised finish, came on 31 minutes when Cresswell picked him out superbly, Hernandez would have enjoyed going back to the striker role and should stay there on Saturday evening.

Arthur Masuaku: 6/10

Replacing Cresswell at the break, the Frenchman was a little slow to react to certain dangerous situations and ran the risk of being dismissed after he was booked shortly after being introduced.

Having lost his League starting place to the aforementioned England man, Masuaku has little chance of regaining it after a second period that far from suited his attacking style.

Michail Antonio: 5/10

A very rare true afternoon to forget for the 2016/2017 Hammer of the Year as he drew widespread criticism from many and was the man blamed for Palace’s late leveller.

With mere seconds left, the forward was clear on the right side with a brilliant chance to hold the ball in the corner and see the game out, instead, he opted to cross poorly, allowing the Eagles to break and the rest is history, Antonio will need to redeem himself in the coming weeks.

Declan Rice: 8/10

Replacing Jose Fonte with 14 minutes of normal time to play at Selhurst Park, the Irish youngster was one of the shining lights of a forgettable finish in Claret & Blue.

Rice made a vital block to stop a threatening cross from getting to Bakary Sako in the dying embers of the tie and could be in for a return to the starting line-up against Jurgen Klopp’s side in five days.

So, now that each featuring Squad members has been rated from Game Week Ten’s London Derby draw, how will the players perform at The London stadium on Saturday? In a game that they may have to win to save their Croatian Boss.