Right side, strong side; Reviewing West Ham’s fullbacks

By Adam Smith

First published by greenstreethammers.com

The second international break is upon us this season. While annoyingly long and interrupting a solid string of in form matches for West Ham, the international break does provide us a chance to examine each player in each position. Let’s check out the fullbacks!

In our rating system, we will be giving marks out of 10, with 5/10 for playing as expected. Whilst some newspapers and the like seem to give 6 or 7 out of 10 for an average display and may make this seem harsh, we think this makes sense. It also easily allows us here to put the players in opposite categories, for example, a 9/10 is as good as a 1/10 is bad.

Right Backs

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Pablo Zabaleta of West Ham United is fouled by Alireza Jahanbakhsh of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United at American Express Community Stadium on October 5, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Pablo Zabaleta 8/10 Previous 5/10

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