Cheikhou Kouyate has retained his spot in the starting XI against Huddersfield on Saturday – and the West Ham fans on Twitter are fuming with the decision.
The 28-year-old midfielder has been included by David Moyes in the starting line up for the vital away clash in the Premier League.
He completed 90 minutes last weekend in the goalless draw against Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup third round and is once again playing in the centre of the park.
The Hammers are just two points above the relegation places going into the weekend and will be desperate for three points to steer them towards safety.
West Ham fans on social media are fuming on social media with Moyes’ XI to face Huddersfield and were particularly angry with Kouyate’s inclusion.
The Senegal international has been heavily criticised already by fans this season for his lacklustre display, but he has been a regular feature so far under Moyes and is starting his fifth consecutive Premier League match.
This Is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets:
WHY KOUYATE!!!!!! FFS! KOUYATE OUT
— Zak simo (@zak_sims) January 13, 2018
How does kouyate always keep his place ????????
— kieran hones (@KieranHones) January 13, 2018
Moyes is mad. Kouyate is shocking and he still starts him ????
— Ashley. (@AshleyWHUFC) January 13, 2018
How does kouyate continue to get in that team
— Ryan (@Ryan_G89) January 13, 2018
Cant believe Kouyate is starting. 3 CDM’s against Huddersfield. Christ.
— Josh Rolfe (@JoshRolfe) January 13, 2018
What does Rice have to do to start over Cheikh Kouyate? Madness.
— L U K E ? (@LukeyMalden) January 13, 2018
Rice puts a MOTM performance in at Tottenham yet Kouyate who is lazy and doesn’t care, starts over him. https://t.co/0XJiCZzgNr
— West Ham Photos (@whufcphotos) January 13, 2018
Kouyate starts unbelievable absolute joke #WHUFC
— Andy Lapthorne (@lapstar11) January 13, 2018
Kouyate has made a name for himself as a no-nonsense combative midfielder at the London Stadium and will be keen to prove his doubters wrong against Huddersfield.
He is one of three central midfielders named in the starting XI at the weekend, with Pedro Obiang and Mark Noble also included.