Crystal Palace fans have expressed their frustration with Cheikhou Kouyate’s performance in the first half of their clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
Palace came into the game with two points from their first three matches of the new season, having followed up an opening day defeat at Chelsea with draws against Brentford and West Ham United.
Visitors Spurs travelled to Selhurst Park with the only remaining perfect record in the division.
Patrick Vieira selected Kouyate at the centre of a midfield three, with captain James McArthur and Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher either side of him.
It was the same trio he fielded in the 2-2 draw at the London Stadium at the end of last month.
The Senegal international earned a SofaScore rating of 6.7 for his first-half display, the third-lowest outfield player in the Palace side. Only Tyrick Mitchell and James McArthur were rated lower.
Kouyate contested six ground duels in the first period and only managed to win three of them.
Here’s what Eagles fans had to say about his first-half display.
Palace fans slam Kouyate
“Kouyate and Ayew off please. I’ve seen enough.”
“Never seen a football player as bad as Kouyate”
“Kouyate just shouldn’t be playing”
“Kouyate is NOT and I repeat NOT a ball playing midfielder”
“STOP PLAYING KOUYATE”
“Kouyate can you just play good for once”
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