West Ham United lost their fifth Premier League game of the season on Friday night – suffering a 3-0 defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.
The result left the Hammers down in 17th position in the table, only outside of the relegation zone on goal difference following a poor start to the campaign.
The London club have also shipped 17 goals in their nine Premier League matches, which is another indiction of their problems in a defensive area.
After the Brighton match, West Ham centre-back Jose Fonte apologised to the club’s supporters, and insisted that the team would bounce back when they travelled to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.
The West Ham fans are simply not interested in cheap talk, however, with many claiming that Fonte, who is rated at £6.3m by transfermarkt.co.uk, has been poor since arriving at the club from Southampton.
As the pressure continues to build on head coach Slaven Bilic, the West Ham supporters have shown their anger on social media once again.
“We need to look at ourselves in the mirror because this cannot happen.”https://t.co/5ysQQeYCBf
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) October 21, 2017
Fonte, you have been a liability ever since joining West Ham.
— Luke Wyeth (@lukewyeth) October 21, 2017
Literally couldn’t care less what anyone has to say, just want Bilic gone and I’ll be happy
— B (@EmersonWHUFC) October 21, 2017
Enough with the apologies and excuses. Do something. #BilicOut
— Mark Becker (@mbecker327) October 21, 2017
Why dont you give the fans their money back for last night. Paid to see that crap
— John (@John84338212) October 21, 2017
Very disappointed & starting to get angry!!
— Steven Cross (@steve12083784) October 21, 2017
They say the same thing every time we lose blah blah blah what quite a lot these days #COYI
— KEVIN RADFORD (@KEVINRADFORD10) October 22, 2017
Fonte only looked good at Southampton because he had Van Dijk next to him
— john osborne (@johnosborne1979) October 21, 2017
heard it before. Fed up with hearing it. You will all jump ship when we go down
— Kevin Coughlan (@kevincoughlan) October 21, 2017
Ha ha, says one of the worst footballers we have at the club
— Paul Smith (@hammersman55) October 21, 2017