Winterthur 3 – 2 West Ham – 200takes

West Ham fall in their first preseason match of the season, but don’t cancel the season just yet! West Ham have but six days of training under new manager Pellegrini, and have a mix of old, new, and prospect players in their two teams for this match. While there were some glaring errors – Carroll missed pen, Ogbonna howlers on third goal – there were also some solid performances by youngsters.

Nathan Holland – 8/10 Holland looked lively on the ball and ready to bounce back after an injury filled 2017/18. He promises to be a good, creative player off the right wing and showed that today, linking up with Carroll and Fernandes in the box.

Edimilson Fernandes – 7/10 Looked good early and was a name you heard frequently. He showed his speed and ability to cut through the oppositions midfield with ease. Missing some composure and finishing.

Marcus Browne – 6.5/10 Browne looked like he wanted to be out on the pitch early but did lose interest. He had some solid link up plays with Noble and Fredericks on the right side of the pitch, and can turn on the burners in a flash.

Overall, not good enough defensively and easily broken down. On to the next one, Hammers!

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