Taken, after requesting them, from our Villa v Bolton match thread.
McGrath4Pope has given us his match ratings. You can also rate the players here: The Floodgates Could Open. A Clean Sheet Bodes Well & Goals From Defence. How Do You Think They Performed?
Bolton Game Ratings:
Nyland: 5 – Good shot stopper (what keeper isn’t?) but just awful on crosses. No command of the area at all which will just lead to more uncertainty in the defence.
Hutton: 6 – Some good defensive moments. Offered nothing going forward due to usual sub-standard distribution.
Taylor: 6 – Same as Hutton.
Chester: 8 – Excellent at the back and a threat from set pieces. His clearance off the line was as good as a goal.
Tuanzebe: 7 – Another improved performance.
Hourihane: 7 – Divides opinion, but for me it was another hardworking performance from an undervalued player.
McGinn: 8 – Absolutely tireless, solid in the tackle, always looking to make something happen. MOTM.
Grealish: 8 – Looked the influential player he should consistently be in this division.
Adomah: 6 – A couple of moments but mainly anonymous.
Kodjia: 5 – Like Adomah, but no moments.
Abraham: 7 – worked hard, great pass for the first goal, should have scored one himself.
Whelan: 6 – Fine.
Hogan: 6 – Tried, looked lively and made some lovely runs only to be constantly ignored.
Bolasie: 7 – looked well up for it. One of those players who can bring a smile to a fan’s face – got to be worth a start soon?
Smith: 7 – team looks to be improving. We played better at QPR and lost but we were still firmly in control of this match for all but a 20-minute spell in the first half.
With thanks to McGrath4Pope
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