Aston Villa were well beaten on Sunday afternoon with high-flying Leicester City running out 4-1 winners at Villa Park.
It was a tough day all-round for Dean Smith’s side, but it would be fair to say that the performance of Wesley in the final third was particularly upsetting for the fans.
According to WhoScored, the striker did not have a single shot and boasted a pass success rate of just 76% during his 90 minutes on the field.
And a number of the Villa fans were unhappy with the 23-year-old’s showing against the Foxes.
Dean Smith’s faith in Wesley and his lack of interest to bring in extra strength worries me massively
— wayne (@Powellw91) December 8, 2019
— Sean Johnson (@TweetsFromSean) December 8, 2019
I have never ever slated Wesley but I literally cannot see his potential anymore. Does not fit into this Villa side at all. As a team we were awful today. #AVFC
— Jay Calcroft (@_JayCal) December 8, 2019
That said, some of the fans have some sympathy with the centre-forward, who has only managed four Premier League goals since arriving from Club Brugge over the summer.
I feel so sorry for Wesley
— Josh (@GuilbertRole) December 8, 2019
A lot of people forget he came from a team where he had another striker playing with him, hence why he racked up almost as many assists as goals, now he’s on his own and is struggling, but people can’t solely blame him, the service he gets is shocking 9 times out of 10
— Jamie Portman🦁 (@pman17_UTV) December 8, 2019
It seems that some of the supporters have completely had enough, though, as there were also calls for Wesley to be sold, despite the fact that the Brazil international only made the move to the Premier League club ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Smith will have the chance to bring in more firepower when the January transfer window opens for business, although it remains to be seen whether the club will be active.
Sell Wesley to anyone
— H🏴 (@19HS95) December 8, 2019
Wrong line up, sell wesley. Easy as that
— VillansCrew (@villanscrew) December 8, 2019
Meanwhile, this is the XI that Liverpool could field in the EFL Cup against Villa with the Reds taking a strong squad to the Club World Cup.