In a tradition as old as time, West Ham have downed tools at 39 points again, and fans are absolutely fuming at Ryan Fredericks’ performance on Saturday.
The Hammers continue to be one of the most frustratingly inconsistent teams in the Premier League, as Manuel Pellegrini’s side put in a truly shocking display at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.
After taking points off Liverpool, playing Manchester City close and cruising past Newcastle without breaking a sweat, one would expect tails to be up in the Irons camp, but they looked like a team devoid of confidence and verve on Saturday afternoon.
Neil Warnock’s side made them pay for their lacklustre efforts, as goals from Junior Hoilett and Victor Camarasa gave the hosts a 2-0 win.
There were plenty of poor showings from the visitors, but none more so than Fredericks, who was signed last summer by Pellegrini as a long-term replacement for Pablo Zabaleta.
The 26 year-old completed just 74 per cent of his passes and his defending during the second Cardiff goal was nothing short of embarrassing.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below, look away now Ryan…
Fredericks is having an extremely poor game – nowhere near the level of Zabaleta.
— WHUFC Bulletin (@whufcbulletin) March 9, 2019
Take fredericks off we have a better chance with 10 men than that donkey on the pitch
— MarshyWhufc (@whufc4ever91) March 9, 2019
Fredericks is one of the worst players we’ve ever had
— WHUFC (@IRONSSSS) March 9, 2019
Worst performance I’ve seen for a long time, fredericks was awful! ?
— ⚒️ (@LewiBizzle) March 9, 2019
Fredericks had an awful game, crosses going out, passes intercepted. But worse of all was his defending as he made 4/5 mistakes leading to Cardiffs goals! 1st, inside the pen area he let Hoilett who he was marking just stroll forward and score (Diop was marking the other) #CARWHU
— Danny Cunningham (@DannyCunningh11) March 9, 2019
Arnautovic walking, Hernandez non existent, Anderson has been poor last 7 or so games, Snodgrass is very average
— ⚒_WHU_⚒ (@JJM_WHU) March 9, 2019
He’s been so bad. All the players have but he wins worst performance today.
— Matt (@whu_hearney) March 9, 2019
The only thing he does better than Zabaleta is run.
— James (@Terran__Warrior) March 9, 2019