Newcastle United fans have taken to Twitter to annihilate Henri Saivet for his performance in the FA Cup Fourth Round loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Saivet, 27, has spent most of the season on the fringes of Rafa Benitez’s squad but was picked to start on Sunday when the Magpies lost 3-0 to the Premier League champions courtesy of two goals by Michy Batshuayi and a Marcos Alonso free-kick.
Senegal international Saivet was thoroughly torn apart by the Toon Army for his outing against Antonio Conte’s men.
One angry supporter dubbed the former Bordeaux midfielder as being “absolute garbage”.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Henri saivet is absolute garbage! And so are we! This has got 4-0 all over it. Saivet not good enough, Gayle not good enough, Shelvey not good enough, manquilo not good enough, haidara not good enough…. we’re not good enough… should take a leaf out of West Brom’s book #nufc
— andrew anthoney (@andytoon30) January 28, 2018
Not sure whether Rafa has played Saivet to put him in the shop window but can't see this performance seeing us getting any bids from teams outside of the Gloucester and District Sunday Football League Division One
— Scoop Dogg (@JordanCooper16) January 28, 2018
Agree with all but Manquillo. Not a world beater but works hard. Bit like Tony Hibbert of Everton. Does a job. Gayle is a PL sub for final 15 at best. Saivet isn't good enough full stop.
— Stephen Edmonds (@steveME89NUFC) January 28, 2018
Saivet has been brutal today,ball given away over and over again!
— Alyn Bateman (@b8man84) January 28, 2018
Saivet lost the ball then just watched his man have a clean run through to get the 2nd. Lazy play man!!! #nufc
— jimmy kettle (@jimmyk1968) January 28, 2018
— Phil (@Seubz) January 28, 2018
Saivet gave it up in midfield so he must take the blame!
— Di Hewitson (@DiHewitson) January 28, 2018
Saivet has barely kicked a ball for Newcastle this season with just four appearances in all competitions.
The fringe player’s solo outing in the Premier League saw him score a goal against West Ham in a 3-2 win for the Magpies at the London Stadium, but that really is as good as it has got for the 27-year-old.
He was signed by Newcastle from Bordeaux for £5million in January 2016.
But in two years, he has played just eight times having been sent out on loan to Saint-Etienne and sitting in the Magpies’ reserves side.
Next up for Benitez’s side is a clash against Burnley at St James’ Park on Wednesday night – which is also transfer deadline day.
In other Newcastle United news, the Magpies are in the hunt to sign this £6million-rated forward who has been tipped for stardom by Frank Lampard.