Loads of West Ham fans have been giving their verdict on Saturday’s stunning display, and they are running out of superlatives for summer signing Issa Diop.
West Ham splashed a lot of cash this summer, and most of the talk before the season was on their attacking signings.
There’s no doubt which pairing are proving the best value for money though, as Diop and Fabian Balbuena have formed a monstrous partnership at the back.
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Diop cost around £22m from Toulouse, and the young Frenchman has gone from strength to strength since his debut mistake against Arsenal.
The 21 year-old was sensational in the 3-0 win at Newcastle, winning four aerial duels against the extremely physical Salomon Rondon.
He won an incredible six tackles and also made five clearances, all while completing 77 per cent of his passes.
The youngster’s combination of composure on the ball, physical dominance and superb reading of the game makes him the perfect fit for the Premier League, and fans are heaping praise on the summer signing.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
— West Ham Fanzone (@WestHamFZ) December 1, 2018
How good is Issa Diop! Class! ?⚒
— Sam Milne (@sammilne91) December 1, 2018
A quality performance today. Everyone played well but I thought Issa Diop was immense. #COYI ⚒
— Harry (@GhostOfGreenSt) December 1, 2018
Issa Diop. That boy is class. ⚒ #coyi
— Richard Bridge (@richardbridge1) December 1, 2018
Issa Diop is different gravy! Gonna be some player
— Kieron Marshall (@MarshallKieron) December 1, 2018
So many candidates for Man of the Match today!! Top class performance by the whole team, gonna give it to Issa Diop ⚒
— Stef (@StefGoodridge) December 1, 2018
Fabianski. Feel so safe when we’re on the defensive. Such an underrated keeper.
Issa Diop. Our most important player atm, so young but so solid.
Snodgrass. Pellegrini has given him a new lease of life, great delivery.
Anderson. Great skill, works so well to retrieve possession
— Allan Sm;th (@Allan22_WHU) December 1, 2018
Issa Diop & Fabian Balbuena in action today. pic.twitter.com/6UTTATCa3j
— Wᴇsᴛ Hᴀᴍ Sᴏᴄɪᴀʟ (@WestHamSocial) December 1, 2018