West Ham player ratings vs Bournemouth: Mohammed Kudus offers instant promise, Kalvin Phillips rusty on debut

West Ham debutant Kalvin Phillips endured an inauspicious start to his time at the club in a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.

Kurt Zouma's poor pass led to the new signing being caught in possession as Dominic Solanke put the Cherries a goal up within minutes of the kick-off at London Stadium on Thursday.

However, West Ham took a point from the Premier League encounter after Mohammed Kudus marked his return to the team by winning a penalty, which was dispatched by James Ward-Prowse.

Here's how David Moyes's side rated at the London Stadium...

Alphonse Areola 7

Could have done nothing about the opener given he was not even in his goal when it was scored. Brilliant save from Antoine Semenyo kept Hammers in it before the break.

Ben Johnson 6

Vladimir Coufal's suspension handed full-back a deserved start after bright recent cameos.

Konstantinos Mavropanos 6

A couple of important interventions in his own penalty area, including late block Luis Sinisterra.

Kurt Zouma 4

Sold Phillips short with poor pass for Bournemouth opener. Looks leggy. Second-best against Solanke.

Emerson Palmieri 6

Lack of a wide accomplice meant his attacking threat was almost entirely nullified.

James Ward-Prowse 7

Made West Ham's best chance of the first-half with cross for Jarrod Bowen. Assured again from the penalty spot.

Edson Alvarez 5

Not sure whether he was coming or going at times as Alex Scott buzzed between the lines. Better after the break.

Kalvin Phillips 4

A nightmare start to his West Ham debut, gifting Solanke a chance he couldn't miss. Didn't hide thereafter but looked rusty throughout.

Tomas Soucek 5

Asked to play in a more advanced role and made his presence felt but never looked comfortable.

Jarrod Bowen 6

Could only get slight touch on Ward-Prowse cross. Very harshly booked.

Mohammed Kudus 7

Back from the Africa Cup of Nations to start and it was like he'd never been away. Won the penalty with fine drive beyond Lloyd Kelly and his side's best player once more.


Danny Ings (Phillips 69') 6

Unlucky not to start after bright showing at Sheffield United. Little impact here, though.

Maxwel Cornet (Kudus 90') N/A

Unused: Fabianski, Cresswell, Casey, Ogbonna, Scarles, Orford, Mubama.