By Will Butcher
West Ham fans were unhappy on Twitter after a disappointing display from star man Dimitri Payet against Everton.
The France international failed to live up to his lofty expectations at Goodison Park, as the Toffees secured a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Hammers.
Romelu Lukaku continued his fine scoring form against Slaven Bilic’s side, breaking the deadlock in the second half with his ninth career goal against West Ham before Ross Barkley doubled Everton’s lead from a Lukaku assist.
Payet, who was used on the left of midfield, lost the ball on multiple occasions and was largely disappointing from both free kicks and corners as the Hammers tried in vain to work their way back into the match.
West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to express this dismay at Payet’s performance, as he struggles to find the form that endeared him to the East London faithful last term.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Payet has been awful but you can't tke him off, he can produce a bit of magic at any point
— Connor💠 (@CBCOYI) October 30, 2016
Should be subbing Payet
— Martyn Phelps (@witter_dad) October 30, 2016
Payet looks like he don't care, most of our players look tired and uninterested
— Claret&Blue (@iron0705) October 30, 2016
Worst game I've seen Payet play
— IronsHome (@Irons_Home) October 30, 2016
Payet has been abysmal this second half, genuinely don't know how we've done this to our selves.
— Ethan Payne (@Behzinga) October 30, 2016
Every time Dimitri Payet swings a corner, a puppy dies. Predominantly because I throw it against a wall out of frustration
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) October 30, 2016
— ⚒Mike Slough⚒ (@mickyslough) October 30, 2016
Slav needs to take off Payet when he is having a mare, like today. If he and Lanzini aren't on it we are so short in pressing and attacking
— Simon Smith (@smithsimon1) October 30, 2016
— DexX (@Juss_Shaun) October 30, 2016
The Hammers looked to have sparked a mini-revolution prior to Sunday’s Premier League encounter, after starting the season in dismal form that saw them drop into the relegation zone.
Two domestic wins followed by a superb EFL Cup win against Chelsea in midweek seemed a world away from the Hammers’ performance against Ronald Koeman’s side, as they slip back into 16th place.
In other West Ham news, Martin Keown has had this to say about the crowd trouble at West Ham’s London Stadium.