West Ham United picked up their first points and win of the Premier League season at the fourth attempt as they beat newly-promoted Huddersfield Town 2-0 at the London Stadium on Monday night, but Irons fans are still divided on one of their defenders.
Jose Fonte has struggled to make a real impact following his January transfer window move from Southampton, but he was recalled to the starting line-up from the team that was beaten 3-0 at Newcastle United before the international break as Slaven Bilic reverted to a 4-3-3 formation.
The Portugal international probably put in one of his best performances in a Hammers shirt and he was certainly committed and showed great energy throughout as the east London outfit picked up a much-needed victory.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the performance of the 33-year-old via social, and they were divided with their opinions as some believed that he was “outstanding”, while others said he was just “running around like a headless chicken”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I think Fonte had his best game in a #whufc shirt tonight. I'm not his greatest fan but he did play well. 3 CBs seems to work for us.
— ⚒ Forever West Ham ⚒ (@ForeverWestHam4) September 11, 2017
— ⚒⚒Mark Stewart⚒⚒ (@markdstewart80) September 11, 2017
Fonte plays well in a 3 and zab plays well as wing back, antonio & carroll worked hard,overall nervous performance but massive result #whufc
— Bob Clark (@bobclark56) September 11, 2017
Hopefully we can see more of Jose Fonte like he was tonight. He was outstanding IMO tonight #COYI
— Darren James Youngs (@dazyoungs) September 11, 2017
Ive given him a lot of stick but Jose Fonte has been class tonight #COYI
— 父 Steve 父 (@steve_whufc7) September 11, 2017
— Nial O'Farrell (@NialOFarrell) September 11, 2017
Fonte is gonna cost us this game. Feckin useless. How he gets the nod over Declan Rice is beyond me #coyi ⚒
— Dandino (@dandino66) September 11, 2017
Still think Fonte looks dodgy at the back! Two great performances from Creswell and Antonio last night. It was good to see some passion
— ⚒ Calum Balding ⚒ (@bobbybuchet01) September 12, 2017
Fonte isn't the type of player west ham needs he brings us down
— Danluigi Buffon (@danieljwhawkins) September 12, 2017