By Dominic Toner
The West Ham supporters expressed their anger on Twitter as Ashley Fletcher was named on the bench against Accrington.
Manager Slaven Bilic named a strong side for the EFL Cup third-round tie on Wednesday night but there was no place for the youngster in the starting line up.
Fletcher, 20, has made six appearances already this season and was expected to feature from the start against the League Two opposition.
Bilic has opted to play a strike force of Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri but could still use Fletcher from the bench.
West Ham’s official Twitter account revealed the starting line up which shows Alvaro Arbeloa and Edmilson Fernandes making their club debuts.
The club’s supporters have took to Twitter to reveal their shock that Fletcher was not named in the starting line up and believe that he should have begun the match.
Fletcher moved to the club in the summer after leaving Manchester Untied and has looked energetic in a struggling West Ham side.
West Ham will be under immense pressure to deliver a positive result after losing four of their opening five league games.
The Hammers will be wary of a cup upset and will hope for a positive start at the London Stadium.
In other West Ham team news, a report details an injury update on the sidelined Andy Carroll.