West Ham will face Gillingham away from home in the Third Round of the FA Cup.
The Hammers enter the competition, alongside the other Premier League and Championship clubs, at the Third Round stage. Gillingham have already played twice and they have now earned the right to face West Ham.
Gillingham beat Sunderland in extra-time in the First Round replay before thrashing Doncaster Rovers 3-0 at the weekend. The League One club will now host Premier League opposition and West Ham fans think they will lose.
West Ham’s soft underbelly
West Ham have an embarrassing record against lower-league clubs under Manuel Pellegrini. The Hammers boss insists on rotating his squad for these games and the fringe players can never match the desire of the Football League sides.
Last season, AFC Wimbledon humiliated West Ham with a 4-2 win (going 3-0 up at one point). Then, this season in the EFL Cup, League One side Oxford United rattled in four second-half goals past Roberto to claim a 4-0 win.
West Ham fans fear that Roberto will be back in goal and that Gillingham will be the next club to embarrass the Irons. Here are some tweets about the draw.
Wembley dream over for another year 😪
— Tony ⚒🎭 (@TonyHymas) December 2, 2019
Full strength team please. It’s time to take a sodding cup seriously otherwise it’s a season of utter emptiness once again… pic.twitter.com/Op7HmuEB7I
— Brad Chuck (@BradChuck) December 2, 2019
No reserve team. No kids. No Roberto under any circumstances
— Northern Cockney (@ThinBlueJ) December 2, 2019
Oh look another league 1 team 😍😍 we know how this story ends 😭🙃
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) December 2, 2019
Will be interesting to see if the game is on tv , means they are sensing another shock, or is it a shock 😂
— Dave RedgewellOS2016 (@redgewd) December 2, 2019
Don’t put out a weak team this time please
— lyndsey ⚒ ⚜ (@HeartOfLife_) December 2, 2019