West Ham fans throw their support behind Mark Noble

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It would be fair to say that Mark Noble has faced his fair share of criticism from the West Ham United supporters in the early stages of the 2018-19 campaign.

Indeed, many blamed Noble as the Hammers suffered four straight defeats at the start of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

Noble was impressive in West Ham’s 3-1 win at Everton on September 16, however, and also played a key role in the goalless draw with Chelsea at the weekend.

The 31-year-old is closing on 450 appearances for the Hammers, and still seems to be a key player at the London Stadium despite the amount of summer arrivals.

There are certainly players in the squad that are more talented, but few work harder than Noble, and the 5ft 11in ace’s performance against Chelsea has not gone unnoticed.

One tweet claimed that Noble ‘is a scapegoat’ when West Ham do not pick up positive results, which led to a host of supporters jumping to his defence.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the West Ham fans can be seen below: