Let’s take a look at how each featuring Squad member rated out of ten in Saturday’s stalemate at The Hawthorns, as we ended our run of three consecutive League away defeats.
Joe Hart: 7/10
With very little to do for the second consecutive Game, it turned out to be a relaxing afternoon for England’s No1.
The Baggies failed to register a single shot on target until the last ten minutes at The Hawthorns, allowing for Hart’s third clean sheet in four Matches.
Pablo Zabaleta: 8/10
The Argentine defender impressed with another fantastic performance against The Baggies and was a Man of the Match contender.
However, in the second half, he was forced back into the centre-back position and was subsequently largely ineffective in our late charge for a winner.
Jose Fonte: 6/10
Playing as a part of the defensive three, Fonte struggled in the area that he excelled in on Monday night against The Terriers.
Finding himself in too many attacking areas without the end product and being beaten on several occasions by the West Brom counter-attack, many fans are calling for Angelo Ogbonna’s return to the First-Team.
Winston Reid: 8/10
Featuring as the middle part of that back three, the Kiwi weighed in with a typically passionate and rugged showing, in which we managed to keep the hosts at bay.
Many critiqued the defender for running 40 yards in protest of the challenge on Javier Hernandez by Ben Foster, but the Hammers faithful saw it as playing for the Badge.
James Collins: 7/10
All in all, a very disappointing afternoon for “Ginge” as the Welshman pulled up with an ankle injury in the second period, instantly signaling that he needed to be substituted.
However, many remarked that he should have been hauled off when he originally showed signs of the injury in the first period, as it could be very severe.
Aaron Cresswell: 6/10
While having a relatively quiet day from a defensive standpoint, the England left-back struggled in more advanced positions, as his quality of delivery was very low.
Cresswell was assigned with the task of taking corners and attacking set-pieces and a normally good crosser, he failed to beat the first man on several occasions, with pressure mounting from Arthur Masuaku on the bench.
Cheikhou Kouyate: 7/10
The Senegal captain was tasked with protecting the defence in a midfield two alongside Pedro Obiang but did not look comfortable.
Having only returned from a freak knee Injury this week, the long-serving Hammer is expected to improve with time as he regains his fitness.
Pedro Obiang: 8/10
What was surely the outstanding highlight of the Spaniard’s showing arrived in the first period, as he struck the crossbar from the halfway line.
Aside from that, his level of performance had improved from that of Monday night, with a number of key passes and interceptions in both of the final thirds at The Hawthorns.
Michail Antonio: 9/10
It was to be yet another boisterous and barnstorming showing from the England winger with several superb flashes.
Antonio impressed with a brilliant run and shot that tested Foster in the home Side’s goal, but was forced back into right wing-back for the closing stages, ending his attacking threat.
Andy Carroll: 8/10
On his second Game, back from his 19th injury in Claret & Blue, the forward dominated the air and posed our biggest goal-scoring threat. In the first half, Carroll flashed a volley just over but was a little isolated in the second and had more defensive work to do.
Furthermore, the former Newcastle United man was clearly not impressed with his 81st-minute substitution, but on the contrary, he has made another huge step towards full fitness.
Javier Hernandez: 7/10
Mexico’s all-time leading Goal Scorer would have undoubtedly been one of the most frustrated men leaving The Hawthorns on Saturday, as he was starved of service for 76 minutes.
“The Little Pea” was again substituted in the second period and like Carroll was less than impressed. He also was forced to drop deep constantly to see the ball and was not awarded with any chances of note.
Marko Arnautovic: 6/10
Replacing the injured James Collins on the 54-minute mark, Arnautovic had a point to prove after seeing the red mist at The St Mary’s Stadium but was far from doing so.
The Austrian’s delivery into the box was very poor, as was his work on the ball, he will need to improve greatly in Tuesday night’s Cup visit of The Trotters.
Andre Ayew: 7/10
Having netted the winner in last Monday night’s tie with Huddersfield Town, Ayew was tasked with finding something similar this time around.
However, the Ghanaian could not deliver and was mostly a passenger in a final 15 minutes that included very little goalmouth action, after replacing Javier Hernandez.
Diafra Sakho: 6/10
Much like Ayew, the former Senegal International was placed into a Game that didn’t suit his intended role, as he replaced a furious Andy Carroll with ten minutes remaining.
The No15 still endured a frosty reception from traveling Hammers after what had happened on Deadline Day and like Arnautovic will have a lot to prove in midweek.
Having put in a far from stellar performance in a sunny Midlands, we will be hoping that the Player’s numbers are raised at The London Stadium on Tuesday, with a victory over Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers.