West Ham United are just three points above the English Premier League relegation zone after suffering a second successive heavy defeat, this time at the hands of fellow relegation strugglers Swansea City.
The Hammers knew they would be up against it on Saturday given their away form and Swansea’s excellent home form, but the 4-1 scoreline was a bitter blow to supporters, especially after last week’s demolition at the hands of Liverpool.
Fans were left fuming with the manner of defeat and had particular criticism for their midfield, who failed to take control of the match and protect their defence from the Swans’ attacking pressure.
Cheikhou Kouyate, who conceded the penalty for Swansea’s third goal, was singled out for an especially poor 90 minutes, with supporters now calling for him to be dropped or even sold, believing he is far below the quality they need to compete in the Premier League.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
How has David moyes allowed kouyate to stay on the pitch for 90 minutes?
— Tom Haynes (@Tom_haynes_123) March 3, 2018
For me we can’t keep on playing kouyate he leaves us too open especially if it’s with noble
— Hobart Hammer (@hobarthammer) March 3, 2018
Kouyate is so bad
— West Ham Info (@WestHam_Info) March 3, 2018
Is kouyate playing on ketamine or something don’t even think he knows what he’s doing
— Hotofftheironworks (@HOTIW_Official) March 3, 2018
kouyate is a waste of space…
— Finnish Hammer (@AlmostaTrueFan) March 3, 2018
release kouyate after the game.
— John (@jrd_1999) March 3, 2018
Kouyate really needs to be sold in the summer. No where the same player he was a few seasons a go.
— Mike Bryant (@Mike_Bryant91) March 3, 2018
Kouyate and Lanzini are awful. Kouyate coz he doesn't know what his feet are doing or have a clue with the ball in possession, always trying to give it to the nearest teammate. Lanzini's efforts at defending in a 3 man midfield are so poor. Stands 5 yards off and watches players
— mitul (@technocrat83) March 3, 2018
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