West Ham player ratings vs Burnley: Kalvin Phillips endures another torrid afternoon

Phillips was brought off at half-time (Action Images via Reuters)
Phillips was brought off at half-time (Action Images via Reuters)

West Ham fought back from going two goals down to relegation-threatened Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday.

Danny Ings scored a crucial late goal after Lucas Paqueta brought the Hammers back into the game just after half-time.

Here’s how David Moyes’s side rated at the London Stadium...

Alphonse Areola 6

Blameless for both goals. Distribution needs work, though. Terrific block to deny Burnley a winner deep into added time.

Vladimir Coufal 6

Tried to bring some energy down the right and twice delivered dangerous crosses, one of which deflected onto the bar.

Konstantinos Mavropanos 3

So lacking in composure on the ball, with long passing hopelessly wayward. Turned Cullen’s cross into his own goal.

Mavropanos scored an own goal (Getty Images)
Mavropanos scored an own goal (Getty Images)

Nayef Aguerd 4

Recalled to the XI but weak in challenging Fofana for the opener. Lacks bravery on the ball.

Aaron Cresswell 5

Deputising for the injured Emerson. Attacking drop off is marked, but steady enough going the other way.

Tomas Soucek 4

Handed the captain’s armband for the day but was largely anonymous. Booked.

Kalvin Phillips 3

Another rotten afternoon. Started slowly, failed to close Fofana for the opener and then dragged at half-time.

James Ward-Prowse 3

Really struggling for form since the turn of the year. Another replaced at half-time.

Mohammed Kudus 6

Made a glorious chance to level for himself but somehow blazed over. Cross created Ings leveller late on.

Jarrod Bowen 5

Struggled to time his runs when Burnley high line ought to have played to his strengths. Better when moved wide after half-time.

Lucas Paqueta 6

So sloppy in the first-half but drove team on with goal back immediately after the break. Booked.


Edson Alvarez (Phillips 46’) 7

Made such a difference after introduction. May quietly have become West Ham’s most important player.

Michail Antonio (Ward-Prowse 46’) 7

Hold-up play made a significant difference. Good work to set up Paqueta chance.

Danny Ings (Aguerd 82’) 7

So unlucky to see would-be leveller disallowed for tightest of offsides, but conjured another minutes later. Then hit the bar with terrific effort on the turn.

Unused: Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Earthy, Mubama