Everton player ratings vs West Ham United: Sluggish performance as Iwobi misses golden chance

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Ben Godfrey had a feisty tussle with Michail Antonio


Seamus Coleman – 6

The captain returned to the starting lineup after missing four games. Seamus Coleman who recently turned 33 was hoping to have some decisive impact in his first game after nearly a  month and was looking decent. His bursts of pace combined with reliable defending allowed Everton to keep Pablo Fornals and Aaron Cresswell in check. Overall, a decent return after injury.

Michael Keane – 6

The solid West Ham start meant Michael Keane had to remain very careful and attentive in the opening phases of the game as Michail Antonio and Bowen created pressure in the goal area. The Englishman rose to the task and performed his duties committedly. Keane made a goal saving block in the second half from an Antonio shot. In total, he made five recoveries and six clearances

Ben Godfrey – 6.5

Ben Godfrey moved to centre back after his expedition on the right side in Coleman’s absence. Godfrey looked comfortable despite West Ham putting pressure early on. He made a crucial block from Said Benrahma’s shot while also dealing with Antonio well. Ogbonna got the better of him during the corner as the Italian headed home.

Lucas Digne – 6

Lucas Digne had a busy first half as he was negotiating the threat created by Jarrod Bowen on the right side of West Ham. Digne did get forward in a bid to enhance the delivery but there were very few chances for him to create a serious threat in the first half. In the second half, he didn’t enjoy the same attacking freedom and remained inclined to the defensive side of the proceedings.