West Ham United fans have been left flabbergasted by a ridiculous Tottenham Hotspur call that has seen two of their stars snubbed.
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The Hammers earned the bragging rights over their bitter rivals Spurs by finishing above them in sixth following an excellent season.
In the end West Ham were just one win off qualifying for the Champions League.
But David Moyes’s side secured Europa League group stage football, pushing Tottenham into the Europa Conference League – the new Intertoto Cup designed for Europe’s minnows.
While Tottenham fans are deeply unhappy with their season, West Ham fans are understandably delighted.
Beyond star men Harry Kane and Heung Min Son, very few Tottenham players really turned up consistently this season.
But for West Ham, consistency was the name of the game as a host of players made names for themselves.
Declan Rice built on his lofty reputation with another imperious campaign while Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal were standout Premier League players.
So West Ham fans were flabbergasted when WhoScored – the football statistics site formerly known as Opta – named Tottenham players ahead of two of their star men in it’s London-based Premier League team of the season.
Coufal and Rice ridiculously snubbed for Spurs players in London team of the season
Soucek – who cemented his place as the fifth best player in the entire Prem – was obviously included.
But somehow the hot-headed and error prone Serge Aurier was named ahead of Coufal at right-back.
Coufal has been a revelation for West Ham and was named in six of the eight teams of the season picked by Sky Sports’s top pundits.
Coufal also ended the season with seven assists, second only to teammate Aaron Cresswell – who got a Premier League highest eight.
Spurs’s Gareth Bale had barely featured for most of the season under Jose Mourinho.
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But he was effectively named ahead of West Ham’s Rice as WhoScored shoe-horned Lingard – who himself only played 16 games – into a central midfield role to make way for the Tottenham man.
Hugo Lloris – another Spurs player who has been widely criticised this season, with some of his own supporters calling for the club to sign a replacement – was named in goal despite another solid campaign from Lukasz Fabianski.
Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell also made it in ahead of Cresswell at left-back despite the West Ham man having one of the seasons of his life and providing the most assists of any Premier League fullback.
I guess as the saying goes there are lies, damned lies and statistics.