Huddersfield’s 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace in the Premier League was disappointing, yet there were many positives to draw from the game – namely the amount of chances the Terriers created. In this article we give our player ratings, with the gentle reminder that 5/10 denotes an average performance. Enjoy!
Jonas Lossl: 5/10
The big Dane had a fairly quiet afternoon and was only beaten by a terrific strike from Wilfried Zaha. However, he was slightly fortunate to get away with Palace’s disallowed goal.
Florent Hadergjonaj: 5/10
We love the young right-backs thrust and energy in the final third, but his delivery and final ball are often slightly off-the-mark and this was certainly the case on Saturday.
Chris Lowe: 7/10
We’ve always loved Chris Lowe here at TerrierBlog and Saturday made us love him even more. He was calm and composed on the ball and unlike Hadergjonaj, he put many a dangerous ball into the Palace box.
Christopher Schindler: 5/10
Played a hospital pass to centre-back partner Zanka, but other than that he was fairly calm and assured.
Could have come over earlier for Zaha’s goal if we’re being super critical, however the most disappointing part of his performance was not making the most of his chances to score.
Terence Kongolo: 7/10
What can we say about Kongolo that hasn’t already been said? His second-half covering and tackle on Zaha summed up his never say die attitude.
Aaron Mooy: 7/10
It was good to see the Australian back to somewhere near his best and he dictated the game with his impressive passing range. On another day he would have seen his 59th-minute effort hit the back of the net rather than cannon back off the post.
Phil Bill: 7/10
The young Dane had more zip to his performance on Saturday and caused the visitors problems with his long-barrel throws. His rasping drive in the latter stages looked goal-bound before being blocked by a Palace defender.
Rajiv Van La Parra: 5/10
Just like usual he toiled to find an opening against a solid defensive unit but was unable to add anything of real impact to the game.
Elias Kachunga: 6/10
Looked incredibly fresh after suffering an injury-hit season last term and moved around the Palace defence with his constant running.
Steve Mounie: 4/10
A striker is there to score goals and unfortunately Steve didn’t make the most of the chances that fell his way. He should have scored with a header in the first-half and his close-range miss from an offside position summed up his poor afternoon.
Adama Diakhaby: 6/10
In his cameo appearance, Diakhaby showed why he is perhaps an upgrade on Van La Parra with one incisive break into the box.
Laurent Depoitre: 5/10
Absolutely nothing of note from the Belgian on Saturday, but he did only have 15 minutes to make an impact.
Isaac Mbenza: 5/10
The exact same as Mbenza, he didn’t have enough time to influence proceedings and we’re still to see the best of him.
The Gaffer: 5/10
Rallied his troops to put in a high-energy performance and afterwards bemoaned the lack of luck that his team received. A change of emphasis in the final half-hour would have been appreciated though.
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