West Ham were far from their best against Crystal Palace today, but it could be argued that they still didn’t deserve to lose the match.
Not every Hammers player was on their best form, but some were worse than others.
Aaron Cresswell found himself the target of criticism from large sections of the West Ham fanbase.
The 30-year-old has been a consistent performer for the Hammers since moving to east London from Ipswich Town in the summer of 2014, for a fee believed to be worth £3.75 million, according to the Sun.
Cresswell has performed well in spurts this season, but he is simply not consistent enough.
The Liverpool-born left-back lacks any kind of pace whatsoever, and he is often found wanting from a defensive perspective.
A real problem for West Ham, however, is that they only have Arthur Masuaku as competition for Cresswell. And the Congolese left-back has been far from convincing since joining the club three-and-a-half years ago.
The Hammers man really needs to improve if he is to convince Manuel Pellegrini that he is worthy of his place week-in, week-out.
Some West Ham fans took to Twitter and ripped into the 30-year-old for his display against Palace today…
Don’t know why we expect to win games with full backs like zabaleta and cresswell playing🤣
— Miller (@Jack_Miller97) December 26, 2019
Cresswell can do one an all
— 🏴 L⚒S 🏴 (@Lewis_Seddon94) December 26, 2019
Jordan Ayew just ruined Aaron Cresswell.
— Warner (@warner_halbesma) December 26, 2019
This is such a weak team. Why does Cresswell even have a football career? Noble is being the normal twat as well
— martinus (@wasntme23) December 26, 2019
Cresswell in two minutes summing up that despite his few goals this season, he is still a shambolic defender. New LB desperately needed.
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) December 26, 2019
Cresswell needs to run the puddings off
— lee hoskyn (@hosks76) December 26, 2019
Cresswell smh but a very good save from Roberto
— Alan Rzepa (@alanrzepa) December 26, 2019
Cresswell, Noble, zabaleta, friedricks, roberto, snodgrass all no where near good enough
— Howard (@leehoward32) December 26, 2019
Poor defending cresswell!
— carolyn holness (@carolynholness) December 26, 2019
Cresswell is not good enough
— West Ham COYI (@TheHammers_) December 26, 2019
joke of a player, infuriating
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) December 26, 2019
— Brad (@BrxdWHUFC) December 26, 2019
Snodgrass and Cresswell are so frustrating to watch with their inability to kick a.ball with their right foot,
I’d get Snoddy off at HT
— Neil Ewins 🍊 (@neilorange63) December 26, 2019