Sebastien Haller’s West Ham United nightmare continued at Chelsea on Monday night.
The £45million striker splits opinion among West Ham fans.
Some believe he simply is not good enough for the Premier League. Others point out he has been misused by West Ham from the moment he walked through the door in the summer of 2019.
Everyone is saying the same thing about Haller after latest chapter in miserable Hammers career
Wherever you stand on the Haller debate, there was a general consensus among fans watching West Ham’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea.
What stood out like a sore thumb to those tuning in was just how slow Haller is.
Whether by WhatsApp, on fan forums, radio phone-ins or social media, everyone was saying the same thing about Haller’s lack of pace.
Speed and mobility are key in the modern day Premier League, particularly for a striker and especially one that is played up front on his own with little service.
Michail Antonio is the perfect example of that.
Fans can’t believe how slow and immobile £45m man is
Haller is something of a throwback as a forward and his lack of pace and mobility across the floor stands out like a sore thumb.
It wasn’t just West Ham fans either. Hammers fans had supporters of other clubs pointing out just how slow their only fit striker is.
Looking across the Premier League nearly every club has a striker that is quick and mobile.
It is a necessity.
In Germany Haller was a success because he had that around him in the form of Ante Rebic and Luka Jovic at Frankfurt.
Bulldozers are strong, powerful and can be very useful for certain things. But they are certainly not quick.
Compared to a bulldozer in Germany and a piece of farm machinery for West Ham, Haller and Hammers just aren’t the right fit
Haller seems to be nearing a crossroads in his West Ham future with the January transfer window just over a week away.
The painfully slow striker may be heading for a quick divorce from the Hammers after an unhappy 18 months in east London.
He has been linked with the likes of Monaco and Lyon previously.
Here are a selection of comments from fans of West Ham and other clubs on Haller’s distinct lack of pace after the Chelsea game.