West Ham attacker Lucas Paqueta was given just a 5/10 rating for his performance in the 1-0 defeat to Everton by football.london writer Jonty Colman.
It was another disappointing day in the Premier League for David Moyes’ side as Neal Maupay’s second-half strike secured the victory for the Scottish manager’s former employers.
A fifth loss of the campaign already for the Hammers leaves the club in 18th place heading into the international break with just four points from seven games.
Paqueta was handed his second successive start in the top-flight but it wasn’t the type of performance that fans of the east Londoners would have been expecting from the Brazilian when he arrived from Lyon for a club-record £51m.
Writing for football.london, Colman awarded Paqueta a 5/10 for his display and attached the following comments: ‘Brazilian star Lucas Paqueta, like Rice, started but was taken off after an hour in Silkeborg. There had been some concerns going into kick-off with Paqueta seeming to suffer a minor knock in the warm-up.
‘Struggled in the game, giving away two early fouls and often not moving the ball quick enough when he had pressure on him. Tracked and grafted but on the ball, his quality lacked what West Ham would have been hoping for from the Brazilian international, who was taken off shortly after an hour. Also lost track of Alex Iwobi in the build-up to Maupay’s goal.’
The 25-year-old was off the pace like a number of his teammates as the Irons again slumped to defeat in the Premier League.
He only managed 32 touches and lost possession seven times before being substituted on 62 minutes (SofaScore).
The former Lyon playmaker only managed to win two of his 11 duels while losing eight of the nine on the ground and was dribbled past three times as he failed to make an impact in or out of possession.
Having previously labelled himself a ‘warrior’, no one will know more than Paqueta that his display wasn’t up to scratch but as he now sets off for international duties with Brazil, he will be hoping to return to club action on the front foot as will the whole side as they look to atone for their dismal start to the campaign.