West Ham vs Chelsea player ratings: West Ham beat Chelsea for the first win

  • West Ham picked up the first win of the campaign after a 3-1 win over Chelsea
  • Chelsea missed a penalty against the 10 men of West Ham to suffer the first loss of the campaign
  • This was Chelsea’s first defeat against West Ham since December 2021

West Ham player ratings: A dogged defensive display for a brilliant derby win

Alphonse Areola 7/10 – Saved a crucial penalty from Enzo Fernandez

Coufal 6/10 – Was pinned back in the own defensive third for most of the game

Kurt Zouma 6/10 – Nothing spectacular but a solid battling performance

Emerson 5/10 – Was troubled by Raheem Sterling all afternoon

Aguerd 5/10 – Made silly defensive mistakes and picked up two yellow cards

James Ward-Prowse 8/10 – Created two assists in a stellar debut

Toma Soucek 6/10 – A decent hard-working performance throughout the day

Lucas Paqueta 6/10 – Cool penalty to seal the three points for the Hammers

Michail Antonio 7/10 – Lived off scraps but scored a spectacular goal

Said Benrahma 6/10 – Failed to provide any substantial offensive threat

Jarrod Bowen 6/10 – Failed to make the most of some half chances towards the end


Edson Alvarez 6/10 – Little time to make a huge impact

Angelo Ogbonna 6/10 – Solid cameo to shore up the defence

Pablo Fornals 7/10 – Solid cameo towards the end

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Chelsea player ratings: Attack fails to step up once again

Robert Sanchez 6/10 – Nothing spectacular but failed to save a penalty towards the end

Thiago Silva 6/10 – Was caught off position a couple of times

Ben Chilwell 6/10 – Provided a decent threat in the final third

Axel Disasi 5/10 – Committed the mistake for Michail Antonio’s goal

Malo Gusto 6/10 – Decent attacking threat in the second half

Levi Colwill 6/10 – Mediocre performance throughout the 90 minutes

Conor Gallagher 6/10 – Final ball was once again lacking in an evening of hard work

Enzo Fernandez 7/10 – Missed a penalty but was Chelsea’s best playmaker

Carney Chukwuemeka 7/10 – Came up with a brilliant goal and plenty of dribbles to trouble West Ham

Raheem Sterling 8/10 – Chelsea’s best player on the afternoon and he was a constant threat to 90 minutes

Nicolas Jackson 5/10 – Lacked the service but could not create chances of his own


Mykhailo Mudryk 6/10 – Only flashes of brilliance but very poor end product

Moises Caicedo 4/10 – Gives away a penalty on his debut

Mason Burstow 6/10 – Very little impact as the substitute

Chukwunonso Madueke 7/10 – Almost scored with a wicked deflection

West Ham vs Chelsea match summary and highlights

West Ham managed a 3-1 win over Chelsea to register their first win of the season. The Hammers were pinged back for most of the afternoon and they were defending with two banks of four much to the frustration of the blues. The early lead from Naif Aguerd proved West Ham’s prowess from set piece situation as they made the most of James Ward-Prowse’s brilliant deliveries. From there, Chelsea dominated the game in terms of possession and chances and they were rightly rewarded with the brilliant solo goal from Chukwuemeka.

Enzo Fernandez, though, missed a crucial penalty with two minutes to go before the first-half injury time. Alphonse Areola came up with a crucial save that probably change the direction of the game, as West Ham came out in the second half as a slightly better team. Even then, they were under pressure for most of the match until Michail Antonio scored a goal out of nothing – James Ward-Prowse once again proving to be the supplier.

West Ham were set for nervous moments towards the end after Aguerd’s second yellow card reduced them to 10 men. However, an injury-time penalty – conceded by Chelsea’s debutant Moises Caicedo – from Lucas Paquetá confirmed the three points for the Hammers. It was not a pretty win but David Moyes will be very happy with the solid performance from his team. The result increases pressure on Mauricio Pochettino who watched his team come up with another lacklustre performance in the final third.

Man of the match: James Ward-Prowse

James Ward-Prowse was West Ham’s best player on the evening as they produced a solid display to beat Chelsea 3-1. West Ham could not have scored two of the three goals if not for the brilliant skills of James Ward-Prowse. The England international provided the assist for both goals – the first from a set piece and the second when West Ham were pinged back.

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