A selection of West Ham United supporters have expressed their anger over the performance of Aaron Cresswell during the club’s 2-0 league defeat at the hands of Chelsea on the road last night.
The east London outfit had gone into the game with an impressive record against the Blues, having been unbeaten in the previous three Premier League meetings with two draws and a win.
The hosts, however, were the dominant side this time around, and the match was decided by two moments of brilliance from Eden Hazard, who was the standout performer throughout the derby.
While the Belgian’s opening strike involved a rampaging dribble through the Hammers defence before finding the net, the second was gifted to him by Cresswell, who was found out of position.
Following the game, some sections of Hammers fans were in unforgiving mood, and expressed their frustration over the Englishman’s defending for most of the game, including the mistake which allowed Hazard to finish the game.
Here are some of the tweets;
Cresswell was in the right to drop in and cover initial attack. We're on the beach already. Have been since Fulham win
— Danny Guy ⚒ (@danlar101) April 8, 2019
Cresswell miles off the pace tonight.
— ⚒ COYIrons.com ⚒ (@COYIrons_com) April 8, 2019
Arnautovic our best player today, next to Anderson and Balbuena.
Cresswell and Chicharito very poor.
— Alan (@whuaIan) April 8, 2019
Cresswell, Anderson, Obgonna…..Shocking performances
— WelshHammers (@Angleseyhammer) April 8, 2019
Cresswell was abysmal though defo need a new lb this summer
— Jj thompson (@JamesWHUFC91) April 8, 2019
Cresswell was impressive for West Ham in the attacking point of view against the Blues and he nearly levelled the scores with a belter of an effort shortly after the hour mark of the derby.
Still, he was regularly found out from a defensive perspective by Callum Hudson-Odoi, and his lack of awareness eventually cost the Hammers with Hazard’s second goal.