With the Coronavirus outbreak having wiped out Premier League fixtures for the foreseeable future, West Ham fans have turned their thoughts on where improvements can be made to the squad.
Left-back Aaron Cresswell is one player who has come in for criticism. The 30-year-old has the worst cross completion ratio of any Premier League fullback and supporters on Twitter think the club need to look at replacing him in the next transfer window:
4 years past it 💯
— pokermush (@pokermush) March 14, 2020
Woefully average. Absolutely nicking a living especially as a PL player
— Damien Lucas (@damienlucas) March 14, 2020
Both LB's are painfully inconsistent
— Simon②⚒ (@BrexitIniesta16) March 14, 2020
Weakest position for past 2 seasons lets not deliberate.
— Ollie Blackman (@Ollie_Blackman) March 14, 2020
Good for me on fm20 but in real life not so good
— Stuart Dillon #GSBout (@StuartDillon1) March 14, 2020
He’s been playing a CB for a lot of that 🤷🏼♂️
— Matt Freemantle (@MattMantle) March 15, 2020
Never been the same player since his injury.
— Jeff Hirst (@CLARETnBLUESguy) March 15, 2020
You’d think he only had one foot
— Tovey ♛ (@Toveyy__) March 15, 2020
Neither Cresswell nor Arthur Masuaku have really convinced in the position when given opportunities over the past couple of seasons, and it is a surprise that the Hammers did not look at replacements last summer and in January.
To be fair to Cresswell, he has not always played as a left-back this season, with manager David Moyes having used him as a left-sided centre-half in a three-man backline. Even so, for many fans, his time at the London Stadium is coming to a close.