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West Ham fans on Twitter talk left-backs ahead of Spurs clash

Whilst the international break is currently among us, a lot of West Ham fans have been looking ahead to their next game. A massive crunch match against Tottenham at the London Stadium. The supporters can’t wait for the game, although they’ve been struggling to work out how they’ll set up in defence with none of them convinced by their club’s left-backs.

Arthur Masuaku has been used by Manuel Pellegrini so far but the Congolese defender has come in for criticism from a lot of fans for his lack of defensive awareness, with some fans calling for Angelo Ogbonna to be deployed on the left side of the defence. Whoever plays left-back will be directly up against Tottenham’s Lucas Moura, and keeping the Brazilian quiet is much easier said than done, especially considering his current form.

Some fans are keen to stick with Masuaku whilst others have been questioning why Aaron Cresswell doesn’t fit into this equation. Under David Moyes, The Hammers often deployed Cresswell in a back three and had Masuaku as a wing-back, providing the team with both the dynamism of Masuaku going forward and the delivery of Cresswell on corners, free-kicks and from deep positions. One thing is certain, whoever does play will need to be on their A-game to stop Moura and Pellegrini will know that when he makes the decision.

You can read The Irons’ thoughts on their left-back position and Masuaku here:

The Irons are far from convinced by any of their options at left-back and it will be interesting to see how Pellegrini lines up when Spurs come to Stratford.

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