West Ham United are deep in the mire of a relegation fight after suffering another heavy defeat in the English Premier League on Saturday, losing 4-1 away to Swansea.
The Swans have now leapfrogged David Moyes’ side in the table, with the Hammers just three points above the bottom three, struggling for form. Just nine games remain before the end of the season and the pressure is on to pick up results.
Fans were left fuming with the result and performance, with many scratching their head at Moyes’ team selection and tactics, with veterans Patrice Evra and Pablo Zabalete deployed as wing-backs.
The duo were found lacking for pace all afternoon and supporters were particularly distressed with the performance of Evra, who failed to demonstrate why he was signed by the Irons last month.
Is the French legend completely past it at Premier League level?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
What is the point of Evra being on the pitch? #WHUFC ⚒
— ⚒ GEEDEE ⚒ (@GeoffDowns) March 3, 2018
Why did we sign Evra? To get more social media views? He’s added nothing #whufc
— Max McLellan (@McLellanMax) March 3, 2018
First time I have moaned about moyes this season. But line up was wrong to start with. Evra shouldn't have played. Antonio should be on the pitch. And sub was all wrong. Kouyate should have went in defence and gone to a back four. Awful decisions have cost us today #WHUFC
— Robbie Lawther (@RLawther94) March 3, 2018
8 goals conceded in 2 away games, hardly surprising considering we are starting Zabaleta and Evra in both of those matches. They are both finished. Serious investment needed in the defence in the summer. #WHUFC
— Jake (@Jake_Knight_) March 3, 2018
— Daniel Liddard (@DanLiddard) March 3, 2018
I know that everyone at West Ham remembers Evra as one of the best LBs in the World when he was at Man Utd… But he wasn't even good enough in Ligue 1. How do you want him to compete in the Premier League ?
— Ash (@hxmmerboy) March 3, 2018
Evra and kouyate were awful – Moyes got his team selection wrong
— Richard Knott (@RichardKnott2) March 3, 2018
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