Sunday’s goalless stalemate against a struggling Swansea City side was the fourth consecutive draw for West Ham.
Despite being unbeaten in the last four league games, we have not gained maximum points since the 24th October, in that memorable 2-1 home win against Chelsea.
However, against a Swansea side without a manager, as the Welsh outfit where managed by caretaker Alan Curtis, our defensive display was fine but, as for the attacking aspect, more work needs to be done considering the last three games have ended without a goal.
So, here are the rating from the latest draw against Swansea.
Adrian – 7
The Spanish shot stopper did not have much to do during the 90 minutes but when needed, especially denying Andre Ayew in the first half, Adrian dealt with it solidly.
James Tomkins – 6
The centre half is keeping the more natural right back Carl Jenkinson out of the side and managed to keep a usually lively Ki Sung Yeung quiet.
James Collins – 7
With Winston Reid out injured ,Collins has really stepped up to the mark in the last two games and was not willing to concede against his personal rivals Swansea.
Angelo Ogbonna – 7
The last two games has seen us witness a centre back partnership of Collins and Ogbonna and the Italian did not let Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis have a clear cut chance.
Aaron Cresswell – 6
Again, like every week, last year’s Hammer of the Year performed solidly and was a player to trust when the Swans attacked.
Mark Noble – 6
Although it wasn’t as easy as first thought, captain Noble commanded the midfield very well and the likes of former Hammer Leon Britton and playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson had very little opportunity to score.
Cheikhou Kouyate – 6
The Senegalese was full of running, as per usual, but seeing Kouyate further up the pitch in a more attacking position is something that could make him a better player.
Alex Song – 6
Despite the on-loan Barcelona midfield maestro taking too long in possession and was almost caught out, the former Cameroon international played an important role for the clean sheet but was replaced by Pedro Obiang late on.
Michail Antonio – 6
In only his second start in claret and blue, Antonio’s attempts to beat left back Neil Taylor were acknowledged but not rewarded and was replaced by Enner Valencia early in the second half.
Mauro Zarate – 6
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic needs to teach Zarate how to pass as the Argentine tries to do too much with the ball, however, he was the only player to test Lukasz Fabianski.
Nikica Jelavic – 5
Even the best of strikers find it hard to play in the lone striker position and despite Jelavic’s best efforts, the Croatian failed to worry Swansea’s backline.