WBA-MAD Player Ratings: Albion 1 Derby 4

Last updated : 26 October 2018 By Iain Bate - Wba-mad Editor

Albion's winning streak at The Hawthorns came crushing down as a clinical Derby side easily beat the Baggies 4-1. 

Here's our ratings on a night to forget: 

Sam Johnstone: Despite shipping four he did well to keep the scoreline down. May have done better with Derby’s third but could do little which such awful protection in front of him. 5/10.

Kyle Bartley: After a few promising performances in September he seems to have returned to the clumsy defender who has always got an error in him. His one last night led to Derby’s third goal. 4/10.

Tosin Adarabioyo: The best of Albion’s central defenders – but that’s not saying much. Looks comfortable on the ball but must do more to impose himself on the game. 5/10.

Craig Dawson: Wow. Where do you start? One of the worst defensive performance seen at The Hawthorns in a long time. Booked. Gave the ball away needlessly. Two defensive errors led to goals. It was a horror show. 2/10.

Kieran Gibbs: One of the few Albion players that left the pitch with any credit. Can only think he was injured when subbed at half time. 6/10.

Matt Phillips: A welcome return for the only man at the club who can play the right wing-back role. Tried hard on his return but looked a little rusty. Subbed after an hour. 6/10.

Chris Brunt: Tried his best to get Albion going but really struggled against the younger minds and legs in Derby’s midfield. Looked at times he was playing a Dads vs Lads game. Needs a break. 5/10.

Sam Field: First start of the season and had some nice moments. But didn’t do anything to suggest he should be first choice in midfield. 5/10.

Harvey Barnes: Is a luxury player Albion simply couldn’t afford to have last night. Failed to make any impact in the first half as Albion were overrun in midfield. Was unlucky with a couple of long-range efforts after the break. 5/10.

Jay Rodriguez: Gave Derby the perfect start with his mindless backpass. Also squandered a glorious chance to square to Gayle when Albion were only two down. Scored one late on but the game was out of reach by then. 5/10.

Dwight Gayle: Worked hard when Albion changed their shape as the lone striker but was never in the game. Limped off at half time after he collided with Carson. 5/10.


Tyrone Mears: Actually did better on the left than he’s done on the right. Pushed forward where possible and even did a couple of Ronaldo-esque step overs. 5/10.

Hal Robson-Kanu: Failed to hold the ball up and then missed a sitter when it was easier to score. Doesn’t look to have any confidence. 5/10.

James Morrison: Neat and tidy from Morrison but was another who failed to make any impact on the game. 5/10.