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Jarrod Bowen (Midfielder)

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Jarrod Bowen

Leominster, England
Squad Number: 20
Position: Midfielder
Born: 20th Dec 1996 (Leominster, England)
Signed: 31st Jan 2020 (£18,000,000)
Contract: 5½ years
Previous Club: Hull City

 

vs Rapid Vienna

2-0: Thursday, 25th November
(Played 90 minutes)

His all-round performance was good, but he was let down by missing three or four big chances in front of goal. There are those who argue he is a perfectly good alternative to Antonio, but not on this evidence.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 20th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Didn't get to grips with the defensive work and, a good header aside, was very little threat. His role in this team is different to that of Fornals and Benrahma, and he relies on their good play to enable his attacking work, but nine passes in 70 minutes is just not enough involvement.

vs Liverpool

3-2: Saturday, 6th November
(Played 90 minutes)

Defensively brilliant, never leaving Johnson alone as Robertson flew forward. And then his dribbling later in the game opened up Liverpool, before a perfect pass for Fornals to score. The corner for Zouma was excellent too.

vs Genk

2-2: Thursday, 4th November
(Played 32 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Antonio, 58) Not particularly threatening, but offered pace in behind and kept the ball well, in contrast to the man he replaced.

vs Aston Villa

4-1: Sunday, 31st October
(Played 90 minutes)

Worked relentlessly down the right to keep disciplined defensively whilst offering a threat too. It was late on that he shone, the two second half goals down to some excellent work from him.

vs Manchester City

0-0: Wednesday, 27th October
(Played 28 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Yarmolenko, 62) Went up top and added pace to the side, which helped give a threat in behind and stop City defending so high with such ease. Good penalty.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Sunday, 24th October
(Played 90 minutes)

His discipline down that right flank was very important, he is a better defender than Reguilon is an attacker. Probably better defensively than going forward, with the side going quiet. Disciplined was the key word, rather than catching the eye doing anything else.

vs KRC Genk

3-0: Thursday, 21st October
(Played 90 minutes)

Caused problems when down the right but still doesn?EUR(TM)t seem to have found his feet as a striker. Missed one big chance and got very lucky with his goal, but he did deserve that after Sunday. Worked very hard, just needs to fine tune the details that make an attacker a striker.

vs Everton

1-0: Sunday, 17th October
(Played 90 minutes)

The most threatening of the front four and the most reliable. Forced Pickford into his best moments of the game and needs to learn from that. When he dallies, he often wastes chances but if he can force himself to be a little more greedy, he has the ability to score more.

vs Brentford

1-2: Sunday, 3rd October
(Played 90 minutes)

The attacking quarter floundered a little in this one, aside from Bowen who kept going and was excellent in possession. Got the equaliser after missing easier chances but the goal itself was excellently taken.

vs Rapid Vienna

2-0: Thursday, 30th September
(Played 28 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Antonio, 62) Added energy to a wilting side, set up a goal too. Should have scored and must improve in that area.

vs Leeds United

2-1: Saturday, 25th September
(Played 90 minutes)

He flitted in and out of things, but when Leeds tired, Bowen didn?EUR(TM)t. Considering his efforts in the last two games, it was astonishing to see him flying forward and defending high up the pitch, whilst still defending his flank too, as the time ticked away. Made the goal himself and deserves to be given it.

vs Manchester United

1-0: Wednesday, 22nd September
(Played 90 minutes)

Another game where you can wax lyrical about what he did well or worry about where he was short. A couple breaks should have come to more but his pass was lacking, and he again didn?EUR(TM)t look too much like scoring, but the defensive work rate was astonishing, and his channel running relieved pressure in important moments. For everything off the ball, it was a quite immense performance.

vs Manchester United

1-2: Sunday, 19th September
(Played 90 minutes)

A generous 7, but his endeavour earned it as much as anything else. Against two mammoth and physical centre backs, he was shunted around by the pair. Yet he didn?EUR(TM)t seem to threaten in behind with his pace, which was a worry. He appears to lack a goalscoring instinct, a selfishness, and his two efforts in the area were both poor. Still, he defended from the front, worked across the pitch well and will feel a little bit of composure turns that into a headline-grabbing performance.

vs Dinamo Zagreb

2-0: Thursday, 16th September
(Played 22 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Vlasic, 68) Came on and did his work up and down the flank.

vs Southampton

0-0: Saturday, 11th September
(Played 83 minutes)

Busier today and the only forward player who threatened the Southampton goal. His dribbling looked sharp and he looked more likely to produce than Fornals, Benrahma or Antonio. Harsh withdrawal, but not one that reflects on his performance.

vs Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th August
(Played 90 minutes)

Effective but limited today. Only 11 passes in his 78 minutes. The play does focus down the left with more short passing, but it is a worry from last season too. Works hard always, the auxiliary wing back role necessary in this open side. Just a little on the periphery, considering Coufal played 44 passes.

vs Leicester City

4-1: Monday, 23rd August
(Played 90 minutes)

Threatening down the flank and an absolute nightmare for anyone in a Leicester shirt who wanted possession of the ball down his flank. Fornals and he just buzz around and snap at the heels of their opponents and it is key to how we play. His corners are nearly all on the mark too, a big weapon in this side. Overshadowed by Fornals and Benrahma so far, but a massive part of that front four that is working so well as a fluid unit.

vs Newcastle United

4-2: Sunday, 15th August
(Played 90 minutes)

There were times when he was excellent, twisting defenders inside out. His ability to go both ways with the ball makes him dangerous. Should have finished the glorious run with a goal, but gets credit for releasing Benrahma for Antonio?EUR(TM)s goal.

vs Celtic

6-2: Saturday, 24th July
(Played 87 minutes)

Took a while to get into the game but tormented Celtic in the second half and took his goal beautifully. Unsure whether he can stand in for Antonio at Premier League level but he was too good for Celtic and another player who is not so far away from his peak form, in terms of age.

vs Southampton

3-0: Sunday, 23rd May
(Played 90 minutes)

Worked hard all game, naturally, and deserves a lot of credit for the improvisation on the run into the area that ended with the Fornals goal. Then adjusted later on to playing up front, hassling and harrying defenders. Still on the fringes a little, making only 10 passes in his 80 minutes on the pitch.

vs West Bromwich Albion

3-1: Wednesday, 19th May
(Played 18 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 72) Slow start but burst into life to give Fornals that big chance and was disciplined as ever chasing back to defend.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 15th May
(Played 90 minutes)

Bowen gets a harsh rap in many ways. He probably influences the attack less than others because he?EUR(TM)s busting a gut to defend, to cover, to keep shape and then get forward to be the winger. His discipline and work rate were the positives, but his play in the final third wasn?EUR(TM)t good enough.

vs Burnley

2-1: Saturday, 1st May
(Played 12 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 78) What he did was take pressure from the defence with his running and hard work. With minimal time, he injected energy into a flagging team and it?EUR(TM)s how he helped the team regain a threat and it?EUR(TM)s running that means more than what he actually did.

vs Chelsea

0-1: Saturday, 24th April
(Played 90 minutes)

His work rate and defending from the front is impeccable. But he either lacks belief in himself when in dangerous positions or just lacks the composure to make it tell when it counts. Could have made big chances for others on a couple occasions at least, but chose poor options.

vs Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 17th April
(Played 90 minutes)

The standout attacking performer. His assist was brilliant and created by his own vision and hard work. The striker role is still not ideal, he isn?EUR(TM)t a cutthroat goalscorer, but it has allowed him to do his defensive work up the field and have more energy on the ball.

vs Leicester City

3-2: Sunday, 11th April
(Played 84 minutes)

Great assist, good goal and a much better performance. The biggest compliment he can be given is that the forward line didn?EUR(TM)t notably miss Antonio. It wasn?EUR(TM)t just Jarrod, all three adapted to cover what they were missing today and give hope that this season won?EUR(TM)t just collapse without the striker.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

3-2: Monday, 5th April
(Played 56 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Antonio, 34) He looked lost as a striker in the second half, although his side did him no favours, but the finish on the first was brilliant. Patricio should have saved it, but it was the way he took it early and with such power that earned the goal. Worked hard after that but isn?EUR(TM)t a striker.

vs Arsenal

3-3: Saturday, 20th March
(Played 90 minutes)

Good goal, as much a reward for being ready as for the actual finish, but he?EUR(TM)s started to look less dangerous on the counter attack. Works hard, and his discipline down the right was not matched by Benrahma on the left, so it?EUR(TM)s harsh to criticise too much. But when he runs at players, he doesn?EUR(TM)t beat them often, whereas Benrahma and Lingard do.

vs Manchester United

0-1: Sunday, 14th March
(Played 90 minutes)

Worked his socks off in a quite ridiculous role that saw him defending down the right like a wing back, whilst also the man who was meant to be up front alongside Antonio to help. Kept going throughout, did try to get shots off and carried on with a thankless task.

vs Leeds United

2-0: Monday, 8th March
(Played 18 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Benrahma, 72) By the time he came on, the side had mostly given up attacking, but he ran hard, offered energy in attacking runs and helping the defence. Did his job.

vs Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th February
(Played 7 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Fornals, 83) No blame, he was put on up front and got a few touches in a period where we looked out of ideas, apart from crosses into the box.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Saturday, 20th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Another game where he was quieter than the rest of his teammates, but his contributions were telling. The cross for Antonio?EUR(TM)s goal was perfect, but he then stuck to the task of tracking Reguilon. That said, it is a surprise to see he only made four passes in his 64 minutes on the pitch. His movement was good, he worked hard and he set up a goal, but he still isn?EUR(TM)t at where he had been before this dip in form. He needs to draw confidence from his assist.

vs Sheffield United

3-0: Monday, 15th February
(Played 90 minutes)

A better performance than he?EUR(TM)s had for a while. The wing back system allowed him to play as a forward first, rather than constantly worrying about defence. He made good runs, had a directness that contrasted well with some of the prettier interplay of Lingard and Lanzini, and his pass to Lingard set up the penalty. Promising.

vs Manchester United

0-1: Tuesday, 9th February
(Played 45 minutes)

The lad either needs a break or a change of impetus. One time he got behind Telles, the full back got around and tackled him with ease. Not sure what Yarmolenko is bringing up front that Bowen couldn?EUR(TM)t, plus he might have the energy to sprint past defenders if he wasn?EUR(TM)t also an auxiliary full back.

vs Fulham

0-0: Saturday, 6th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Looked sluggish and was always on the periphery. The dip in form has lasted long enough to be a real concern. Made 8 passes in 55 minutes.

vs Aston Villa

3-1: Wednesday, 3rd February
(Played 0 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Lingard, 90) Not even time for a touch.

vs Liverpool

1-3: Sunday, 31st January
(Played 90 minutes)

A non-entity, in an attacking sense. His energy levels have dropped and his threat has dropped too, whilst getting through so much defensive work as a priority that he has nothing spare to offer in attack. Some say Lingard is an unnecessary addition, but neither he nor Fornals had suitable replacements who could do what they are tasked to do. Lingard can.

vs Crystal Palace

3-2: Tuesday, 26th January
(Played 90 minutes)

Were it not for that corner delivery, wicked and whipped in towards goal, he?EUR(TM)d barely have registered. The play went down the left much more than usual, whilst it was Benrahma who made more inroads when play was down the right. He was as disciplined as ever, and maybe the threat of Eze and Zaha down the left caused a more disciplined display. Made less passes than any player who started the game, but too soon for his form to be of any concern.

vs West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 19th January
(Played 90 minutes)

Relatively quiet first half as the ball stayed down the left often, he did brilliantly to instinctively guide Coufal?EUR(TM)s volleyed cross into the back of the net. The least touches of all our starting outfield players, he may have been confused to see Yarmolenko come on whilst he remained on the field. He was good in bursts, but on the periphery at times.

vs Burnley

1-0: Saturday, 16th January
(Played 90 minutes)

He does need to sharpen up in front of goal, he should have had at least one today, he still provided well from wide, stretched the defence with his runs in behind and troubled with his quick feet and smart dribbling. A good game that should have been a brilliant one.

vs Stockport County

1-0: Monday, 11th January
(Played 22 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Yarmolenko, 68) Energy, pace and delivery. The cross was fantastic and one that had all the power and whip to invite a header home. He also found movement to give Coufal space to join attacks.

vs Everton

1-0: Friday, 1st January
(Played 73 minutes)

The odd flicker of a dangerous moment, the cross for Fornals most notably, but otherwise he was more defensive than attacking, and didn't seem to get into the game at all in the second half. Was rightly replaced.

vs Southampton

0-0: Tuesday, 29th December
(Played 18 minutes, sub)

(Replaced Yarmolenko, 72) Worked hard and got in behind with direct running and the pace Yarmolenko doesn?EUR(TM)t have.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Saturday, 26th December
(Played 45 minutes)

Bowen was given a thankless task. He was Antonio, up front and chasing long balls as the slower man Haller could only watch, whilst also still expected to defend up and down the right flank because the three men in midfield stayed central regardless. He was by no means one who deserved to come off in a negative sense, but he deserved the rest and to be spared from another 45 minutes of turgid football.

vs Chelsea

0-3: Monday, 21st December
(Played 90 minutes)

Deserved a goal and threatened Chelsea, especially the way he runs from out to in with the ball. Of the front three, he is the one performing.

vs Crystal Palace

1-1: Tuesday, 15th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Tailed off as the game went on, Bowen gets a lot of credit for being the only one of the attacking players who looked dangerous and full of intent when attacking the Palace defence.

vs Leeds United

2-1: Friday, 11th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Although he faded as the game went on, before again being replaced, his threat in the first half in particular kept Leeds worrying at the back. Months ago, he looked a little like a Championship player performing gamely in the Premier League, recently he has looked every bit the part in the top division. Excellent cross for the first goal.

vs Manchester United

1-3: Saturday, 5th December
(Played 90 minutes)

Bowen's first half performance was so good, he and Fornals too good for Manchester United, that he still remains on an 8 even after a poor second half. There were times he weaved through defenders like a prime Ryan Giggs, and his understanding and movement in combination with Fornals is the kind of fluid movement from a frontline that West Ham do not often experience.

vs Aston Villa

2-1: Saturday, 28th November
(Played 79 minutes)

West Ham's star man, bursting with energy throughout, his excellent corner nodded home and a really well taken goal a reward for getting in the right position.

vs Sheffield United

1-0: Sunday, 22nd November
(Played 90 minutes)

Another game where he came so close to being quite excellent and could have been the decisive player, whilst working himself into the ground and doing his defensive work too. There is surely a feeling he will strike hot at one point and go on a consistent goalscoring run.

vs Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 7th November
(Played 72 minutes)

Dangerous long range efforts aside, it just felt like we had too few attackers on so he, Fornals and Haller struggled with Fulham?EUR(TM)s defensive numbers.

vs Liverpool

1-2: Saturday, 31st October
(Played 88 minutes)

Will feel he could have scored today if Fornals had been slightly more aware of him. However, it did feel like another game where Bowen was functional without being too dangerous. He has been excellent in joining counter attacks. relieving pressure on the defence and covering his full back, but he does seem to find himself in the thick of the action a little less than Fornals. Still has to start for this side, but should be more vulnerable to Benrahma's inclusion than Fornals on the other side.

vs Manchester City

1-1: Saturday, 24th October
(Played 69 minutes)

Worked hard, covered his full back and travelled well on the ball to relieve pressure and start attacks. Didn?EUR(TM)t look overawed by the quality of opposition. Quality a little lacking on the ball, 50% pass accuracy in only 14 passes.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

3-3: Sunday, 18th October
(Played 90 minutes)

Bowen didn't really create today, worked hard as ever but his lack of really blistering pace meant he could never really get round Reguilon.

vs Leicester City

3-0: Sunday, 4th October
(Played 90 minutes)

Great performance even as arguably the quieter of the three front men. Works his socks off and still gets into attacking positions. The composure both in the run and the finish for his goal suggest a high quality goalscorer.

vs Everton

1-4: Wednesday, 30th September

Did not play.

vs Hull City

5-1: Tuesday, 22nd September

Did not play.

vs Charlton Athletic

3-0: Tuesday, 15th September

Did not play.

vs Newcastle United

0-2: Saturday, 12th September
(Played 90 minutes)

Another who was there without making any impact on the game.

vs Brentford

2-1: Saturday, 29th August

(Replaced Yarmolenko, 45) Always ready to take his player on, Bowen - a player full of energy and guile - is on course to become an England regular if he continues to improve.

vs Wycombe Wanderers

5-1: Tuesday, 25th August
(Played 86 minutes)

n/a

Aston Villa

1-1: Sunday, 26th July

Was an injury doubt prior to the game and it never clicked for him.

Manchester United

1-1: Wednesday, 22nd July

Never really got the reward he deserved for some excellent play down the wing. Had the full back scared all game and was a fantastic outlet to start attacks. In the wars too, kicked up and down the park, but kept coming and kept wanting more.

Watford

3-1: Friday, 17th July

Not only was his cross for Soucek’s goal absolutely gorgeous, but his workrate in the second half kept Johnson covered and consistently relieved pressure on the defence by carrying the ball at his feet for long distances. Another vital cog since January.

Norwich City

4-0: Saturday, 11th July

Good deliveries from corners are making him very important, whilst the understanding he is building with Antonio is great to see. However, he was a little wasteful with some chances on goal, which was no problem today but could have been.

Burnley

0-1: Wednesday, 8th July

Frustrating for Bowen, he did a lot well and then faded. His crossing is excellent, and he’s made Snodgrass’ injury feel less impactful.

Chelsea

3-2: Wednesday, 1st July

Up and down the flank all game, Bowen has shown himself willing to do the work Moyes is demanding. But he’s also bringing the attacking talent that the big money paid for. Two assists, one from a good corner and the other part of a good move. He never dominated the game, but he was vital.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-2: Tuesday, 23rd June

He tried to spark things, taking players on, creating the best chance of the game and always supporting his full back. He is certainly not out of his depth.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-2: Saturday, 20th June

Pretty anonymous. Up and down the flank most of the game but ineffective.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 29th February

The goal was wonderfully taken and the runs added another element to the West Ham attack. But it was just as promising to see him working hard up and down the flank, negating any fears that his inclusion would weaken the side defensively.

Manchester City

0-2: Wednesday, 19th February

(Replaced Snodgrass) Ran around with eagerness, did his defensive work when required. Nothing else to show in a cameo in a dead game.
Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jarrod Bowen did not play for West Ham during this season.