First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Jesse Lingard (Midfielder)

Image

Jesse Lingard

Warrington, England
Squad Number: 11
Position: Midfielder
Born: 15th Dec 1992 (Warrington, England)
Signed: 29th Jan 2021 (£0)
Contract: Half-season loan
Previous Club: Manchester United

 

vs Southampton

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

A quieter one again for Jesse, and who knows whether it will be his last for the club. I hope not, all aspects of the transfer being reasonable, and he?EUR(TM)s been a joy to have regardless. A little wasteful today

vs West Bromwich Albion

3-1: Wednesday, 19th May
(Played 90 minutes)

For long stretches, it was another game where Jesse couldn?EUR(TM)t quite take control and seemed to be short of where he needed to be. It is interesting that he came alive a little when Benrahma came off, as if the defensive work rate and discipline of Bowen allowed him to step forward. The composure and run for the third was excellent and the sign of his quality.

vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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

A harsh one, especially as his first half was very good. But he needs to share responsibility in attack. He takes over moves or tries individual things that, as we have seen, look great when they come off. But when they aren?EUR(TM)t, he?EUR(TM)s just losing the ball and wasting the energy of players around him. The second half was very frustrating, he should be better and it?EUR(TM)s another game he maybe gets to finish because of reputation not how he?EUR(TM)s playing. You wouldn?EUR(TM)t sign this Lingard.

vs Burnley

2-1: Saturday, 1st May
(Played 90 minutes)

He wasn?EUR(TM)t bad, per se. But he was on the edge of it for a lot, and when he was involved he was doing the simpler bits. Looked tired, although he was also tasked with doing a lot of Antonio?EUR(TM)s defending from the front. He was involved with lots of little passes and a threat, but just a little off the boil and not at his best.

vs Chelsea

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

One good shot aside, it didn?EUR(TM)t come off for Lingard. He has the credit in the bank to try the sly freekick shot to catch Mendy out, but not another time with how important set pieces are. Showed in flashes that he was good enough to run through Chelsea players, but much more on the periphery than usual. May feel a better player than Bowen could have set him up for two big chances.

vs Newcastle United

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

Reasonable performance too. The shambles behind the attack made it a very difficult game but Lingard kept popping up in different areas and trying to ask questions of Newcastle?EUR(TM)s defence. Converted well from the spot. In questionable performances recently, Lingard?EUR(TM)s individual brilliance has won points. Today it couldn?EUR(TM)t.

vs Leicester City

3-2: Sunday, 11th April
(Played 90 minutes)

He wasn?EUR(TM)t as dominating a figure on this game as the last two, but he won his side the game with his magic yet again and is the best player in the league on this form. The first goal was brilliant, but it?EUR(TM)s the work-rate and pressing that he does and encourages of others that has really set the tone of his stay.

vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

3-2: Monday, 5th April
(Played 90 minutes)

As poor as he was second half, and he was, the first half was blistering, sensational and any other superlative you have to hand. The direct running, the dribbling at pace, the way he finished chances, set chances up, beat players. It was everything the Lionel Jesse memes are about, such was his brilliance in the first half. The goal was superb, he made the second and got the assist on the third.

vs Arsenal

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

Brilliant in the first half, then moments of it in the second. Benrahma gets the lazy label, but Lingard doesn?EUR(TM)t defend either and it does look like you can only carry one of them against the better sides.

vs Leeds United

2-0: Monday, 8th March
(Played 90 minutes)

Excellent in that first half dominance, he looked tired in the second half, and the flicks and turns that had worked in the opening 45 were not coming off in the second. Gets a rest next week, which is probably deserved, as he cannot play against Manchester United. The penalty was awful, and hopefully proves he should leave them to others. But when we were good, he was key to it.

vs Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th February
(Played 90 minutes)

Much the same as Fornals, although where the Spaniard had more industry, Lingard had more class. Assist for the goal, which may well have been going in, his pressing was good and you could see a relationship with Fornals. The positive of that is it is clear now he has chemistry with this squad, Benrahma, Lanzini and Fornals all standing out in appearances with him.

vs Tottenham Hotspur

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

Most of West Ham?EUR(TM)s good work came through Lingard, who was again very good in his movement in conjunction with Antonio and Fornals, combining well and complementing each other?EUR(TM)s play. He learned from the early wasted chance where he passed to Antonio, the second half goal showing what he can do with his left foot. The finish was perfect too. He ran himself into the ground, looking tired late on and showing what is still to come with fitness.

vs Sheffield United

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

Flat at Fulham, his home debut was almost as sparkling as his first appearance away at Villa. Looks a player reborn, sharp and very fit. His touch is brilliant, an ingenuity that opens up defences, and he has the bravery and confidence to take players on.

vs Fulham

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

Where against Villa he was finding space and moving the ball smartly, today he looked a rusty player new to the team. The link with Benrahma was gone, and he will probably appreciate the midweek rest.

vs Aston Villa

3-1: Wednesday, 3rd February
(Played 90 minutes)

It?EUR(TM)s possibly harsh not to be handing out a 10/10 here. From the start of the game, he showed what he is all about. Neat and clever play in pockets of space between defence and midfield, Villa didn?EUR(TM)t get to grips with him all night. Six shots, some a little unnecessary, showed an eagerness to score and the little bits of luck he got with the goals were earned through his performance and perseverance. 13 months since his last Premier League start, he didn?EUR(TM)t look a step behind anyone, rather a few ahead. The early understanding between him and Benrahma added a dimension to our attack, and if they play like this together, Fornals and Bowen are competing for one spot.
Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Jesse Lingard did not play for West Ham during this season.