West Ham’s inconsistencies this season continued as they stuttered to a 2-0 defeat at home to Everton on Saturday evening.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side had the chance to move as high as seventh in the Premier League but mustered just one shot on target in their defeat against the Toffees.
The Hammers have lost three of their last six in the league, and were booed off at half time against Everton as two first half goals were enough for Marco Silva’s side.
Kurt Zouma gave the away side the lead just five minutes into the game, setting the tone for the rest of the match.
Bernard doubled the Toffees’ lead 12 minutes before the break and Richarlison hit the bar in the second half as Everton continued to dominate the home side.
The Hammers now face a tough run of fixtures in the league with Chelsea, Manchester United, Leicester and Tottenham to come in their next four games.
Here’s how we rated the Hammers against Everton.
Lukasz Fabianski - 6
West Ham would have lost by four or five had it not been for Fabianski.
Pablo Zabaleta - 2
A poor performance from the Argentine, who struggled to cope with Bernard throughout.
Issa Diop - 4
The defender failed to track Zouma for Everton’s opener in what was one of his poorest games for West Ham so far.
Angelo Ogbonna - 5
The bright spark from West Ham’s defensive display.
Aaron Creswell - 3
Struggled to cope with Everton’s threat down the right, emphasised by the Toffees’ second goal.
Robert Snodgrass - 3
A poor performance from the Scot.
Pedro Obiang - 1
Was subbed off at half time after a torrid opening 45 minutes.
Manuel Lanzini - 3
Another who just wasn’t good enough and the playmaker struggled to create anything of note.
Lucas Perez - 2
A poor display from the Spaniard who, similarly to Lanzini, created nothing and was rightly subbed at half time.
Marko Arnautovic - 3
The Austrian struggled throughout and was jeered off when he was substituted due to injury.
Michail Antonio – 4: Replaced Obiang at half time but just drifted through the second half.
Javier Hernandez – 4: Another who came on at half time, and another who made no impact.
Grady Diangana – 5: The forward showed desire to work after replacing Arnautovic.