Player Ratings: Burnley vs West Ham United: Premier League Matchday Eight

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Let’s take a look at how each featuring Squad member performed in Saturday’s disappointing draw at Turf Moor as we put in our best away showing of the season without taking all three points home to East London.

Joe Hart: 8/10

Another impressive afternoon for the England man as he was a firm contender for Man of the Match at Turf Moor with some magnificent saves and brave claims.

However, the shot-stopper would have had his heart in his mouth when he caught Chris Wood in the area during the first period, an incident similar to the one against Slovenia and something that the keeper clearly needs to work on.

Pablo Zabaleta: 7/10

Perhaps one of his quieter performances in Claret & Blue so far, but still a mightily impressive one at right-back.

The Argentine was influential on the break and in attack, as well as being solid in defence, an all-around brilliant showing.

Jose Fonte: 7/10

Another impressive showing from the Portuguese centre-back, who has done well to claim the second central defensive role from Angelo Ogbonna.

Fonte was rarely beaten in the air, but the whole defence must be questioned over the Marking of Chris Wood for Burnley’s equaliser.

Winston Reid: 7/10

Taking the Captain’s armband from the dropped Mark Noble, Reid fit the role perfectly and put in a typically gutsy showing to boot.

The Kiwi dealt with most things that were thrown his way by The Clarets attack with ease and never looked uncomfortable up against New Zealand teammate Wood at any stage during the clash.

Aaron Cresswell: 6/10

Another all-around day to forget for the England man after making his first Three Lions start under Gareth Southgate last week.

The left-back was seen back-peddling away from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and allowing the Icelandic to deliver a deadly cross to the head of Wood, he will need to improve on Friday.

Michail Antonio: 8/10

A tantalising Man of the Match performance from the electric winger as he marked a return to full fitness with a return to form.

Antonio terrorised the Clarets defence throughout the game with a trademark showing and popped up in the 19th minute for his first goal of the campaign, rounding Nick Pope to finish excellently.

Manuel Lanzini: 7/10

The Argentine was another man to be returning to his peak fitness level and peak form, injecting a much-needed lease of life into Slaven Bilic’s Xl on Saturday.

The playmaker spearheaded most attacks, was lively and regularly danced away from opposing players at free will, he has been a big miss for Bilic in recent weeks.

Cheikhou Kouyate: 7/10

Charged with the role of being the only outwardly defensive midfielder in the team, Kouyate performed very well under pressure and adapted to his role excellently.

The Senegal skipper managed to break up most attacks that came his way and played the ball out from deep superbly when he needed to, he may just have found a new role within the side.

Mark Arnautovic: 7/10

The Austrian, making his return from illness in the left-wing position, showed small bursts of what he is capable of.

Unfortunately, he was sacrificed for a defensive change at half-time and could not continue his fine form for club and Country in the second period, but looks set to cause problems on Friday night.

Andy Carroll: 3/10

A truly woeful afternoon from the former England striker as he further damaged his reputation among Hammers fans with a shocking red card.

The No9 launched two flying elbows on James Tarkowski and Ben Mee in under a minute and was promptly dismissed by Stuart Attwell, he will miss out on Friday.

Javier Hernandez: 8/10

An energetic and impressive showing from the Mexican just days after flying back from International Duty.

The forward was an active part of every attack, but missed out on the opportunity to play up-front with Andy Carroll with his dismissal and looked disgruntled when being substituted in the 75th minute.

Pedro Obiang: 7/10

Having been sent on at half-time in place of Arnautovic, the midfielder fulfilled his role of aiding the defence and was solid in the holding role.

However, the showing would have done little to aid his case for a regular starting place, after a drop in form at the start of the campaign.

Diafra Sakho: 6/10

Coming on with 15 minutes remaining, there would be no repeat of his late fireworks at home to Swansea City as he couldn’t find a decisive goal.

After netting for Senegal during the Break, many called for him to start and they should get their wish on Friday, but he was no more than a late passenger in Lancashire on Saturday.

Arthur Masuaku: 6/10

Much like Sakho, Masuaku could not force a repeat of his usual “super-sub” like late heroics in recent games.

The DR Congo International was given a mere two minutes of normal time to operate and couldn’t have any lasting late effect on the outcome of the affair.

So, with all the players rated from Turf Moor, will our Hammers stars rack up a higher number on Friday night? When Chris Hughton’s Seagulls fly into East London for an exciting clash.

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Luke Glanville
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