Many Crystal Palace fans have been left slamming the display of Cheikhou Kouyate in their home game against Brentford on Saturday afternoon.
The Senegal international returned to his more natural position in the centre of midfield after playing a lot of the 2020/21 season in central defence (Transfermarkt), but he really struggled to make the adjustment against the Bees.
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He was guilty of giving the ball away many times throughout the match, especially in the first half, and also lost a lot of his own individual battles in the middle of the park.
With Jairo Riedewald sitting on the bench, Kouyate may fear for his place in the starting line-up under new manager Patrick Vieira, especially in midfield, if he continues to put in poor performances like this one at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace fans on Kouyate display
These CPFC supporters slammed his performance on Twitter, with one Eagle even going as far as to claim that he is the ‘weakest link’:
“Kouyate is so bad on the ball”
“My knees feel weak every time Kouyate touches the football”
“Kouyate needs to go. Clearly the weakest link”
“Started well enough. Then they got the measure of us. We don’t seem to be able to keep going. And Kouyate has been terrible.”
“Kouyate bit of a mare.”
“Kouyate nowhere near good enough to play the CDM role in the new system”
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