West Ham fans unhappy as Declan Rice to be left out against Crystal Palace

According to the reliable @ExWHUemployee on Twitter, West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic is set to drop Declan Rice from the squad for the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday, and Irons fans are not happy.

The 18-year-old started alongside Cheikhou Kouyate and Angelo Ogbonna in a three-man defence against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, as the Hammers came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and advance to the quarter-finals of the competitions.

The teenager certainly put in a decent performance on the big stage considering his youthful years, but it doesn’t seem to have been enough for him to warrant keeping his place in the starting XI, or even the squad.

West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour that he is set to miss out via social media, and while some described manager Slaven Bilic as “the confidence killer”, others were “disgusted”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…