Possession and territory stats were very close between the 2 teams.

Possession was 52 – 48% in favour of Palace.

Territory was 51-49% to Palace.

We created more chance with 7 compared to 5 by Palace

Shots were 13 to West Ham and 8 to Palace with shots on target, 6 to West Ham and 4 to Palace.

Palace also had slightly more passes with 376 completed from 472 attempted, 79.7% completed.

Our completion was sightly higher at 81% with 350 passes completed from 432.

Passes in the attacking third and penalty area were also very similar.


11% of our attempted passes were in the defensive third.

55% were in the middle third and 34% in the attacking third


Mark Noble topped our passes stats again with 51 passes completed from 55 attempted, giving him a pass completion of 92.7%

The pass completion was only bettered by Diop with 93.5% for his 29 completed passes from 31 attempted.

Zabaleta lower at 74.5% pass completion.


Snodgrass top of our attacking stats even though he went off on 74mins. Including 15 passes completed in the attacking third, 9 crosses, 3 chances created and his goal from 1 shot on target.


Balbuena top of the defensive stats, including 6 clearances, 5 interceptions and 3 completed tackles.


Some views on individual stats:-

Zabaleta – Lower than average pass completion.

Balbuena – Very good defensive stats again, including another 6 clearances

Diop – Good defensive stats including 5 clearances, also highest pass completion.

Masuaku – Good passing stats, lower defensive stats.

Snodgrass – Top of our attacking stats, created 3 chances and scored 1 goal

Noble – Our highest number of passes again with 51 completed from 55 passes attempted.

Rice – Steady defensive stats but added good attacking stats including 16 completed passes in the attacking third.

Anderson – Just behind Snodgrass in the attacking stats, including 16 completed passes in the attacking third, 2 shots on target, 1 goal.

Chicharito – 2 shots on target, 1 goal.

Perez – Not much showing in the stats.



Carroll – on 45 mins, created 1 chance, Poor passing.

Diangana – on 75 mins, 1 shot on target.

Obiang – on 84 mins,






By Gonzo

West Ham fan for as long as I can remember. I was flukey enough to watch The Irons beat Bury 10-0 in my first ever game . . . True to form, West Ham then went out and signed their central defender 😬

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