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Che Adams produced an anonymous display against West Ham

Southampton recorded their second successive stalemate as they were held to a 0-0 draw against West Ham on Tuesday evening.

The Saints were nowhere near their best and rarely threatened Lukasz Fabianski’s goal, registering just three shots on target against the Hammers.

One man who especially disappointed in the Saints team was Che Adams, with the former Birmingham City man now having scored just one goal in his last eight appearances for the South Coast club.

Whilst he was paired with Danny Ings in the Southampton attack, a partnership which usually results in some excellent link-up play, the 24-year-old was anonymous for much of the game and was replaced shortly before the hour mark, although that could perhaps be attributed to the heavy blow to the head he received courtesy of Craig Dawson’s foot in the first half.

As per SofaScore, Adams picked up a 6.4 rating for his display, with only Ings rated worse of the Saints players who started the game.

During his time on the pitch, the young striker would touch the ball just 22 times, which was far fewer than the 41 touches of Saints ‘keeper Alex McCarthy.

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The Englishman would also complete just eight passes during the game, which emphasises just how little he was involved against David Moyes’ side.

Despite being involved so little, he also managed to lose possession on as many as seven occasions, suggesting that he was very wasteful on the few occasions he actually had the ball.

Perhaps most frustratingly for Saints fans, was the fact that Adams missed arguably his side’s biggest chance of the game in the opening minutes, as he hit a tame shot straight at Fabianski despite having been found in plenty of space inside the West Ham penalty area.

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Hampshire Live also rated Adams a disappointing 5/10 for his performance against the Hammers, with it clear that he was nowhere near his best on Tuesday night, so Ralph Hasenhuttl will be hoping that the 24-year-old is in much better form when the Saints face top-of-the-table Liverpool in their next Premier League fixture.

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