West Ham travel the to bet365 stadium to face Stoke City in red-hot form, after having beaten reigning Premier League Champions Chelsea 1-0 and earning a tough point against Arsenal mid-week.
The experienced David Moyes has brought stability to the struggling club, who haven’t conceded a goal since playing Manchester City two weeks ago.
A win today versus Mark Hughes’ Potters could take the Hammers out of the relegation zone and into a respectable mid-table position.
But Hammers fans are still not convinced with Moyes’ defensive minded setup, as fan-favourite Javier Hernández is left out of the starting line-up for the third game in a row.
West Ham fans were not happy and took to twitter to register their disapproval.
Here are some of the best reactions from disgruntled West Ham fans:
We’re not playing Chicarito against the worst defence in the division????????
— Matt (@MattCrowe__) December 16, 2017
Why is Antonio starting ahead of Hernandez ffs https://t.co/H8KStQawhU
— cam (@robson1896) December 16, 2017
where is chicharito…
— Rontti (@rontsz) December 16, 2017
HAHAHA WHEN WILL WE LEARN!! ???? strikers on the bench 0 on field – awful
— Jordan Burdall (@JordanBurdall6) December 16, 2017
I seriously doubted the Moyes had anything against Hernandez this whole time, even at United. Now I can see that he really doesn't like him ????
— Oscar Arzeta, Jr. (@Merry_Xmas_Osc) December 16, 2017
Moyes doesn't really like chicharito's style. I doubt he will start the rest of the season
— Blue Demon (@amarin00) December 16, 2017
No strikers again?!
— Zak simo (@zak_sims) December 16, 2017
Most of the frustration stems from the fact that Anotnio has played three game within a week, and appears to be fatigued as a result.
With an abudence of attacking minded players in the squad remaining un-used, Moyes’ ususal suspects could not have enough left in the tank, after having worked incredibly hard for the four points they earned through the week.
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