Despite seeing their team record a second win from their last three Premier League away trips, plenty of West Ham supporters still slated the performance of right-back Ryan Fredericks this evening.
West Ham Central on Twitter (@WestHam_Central) was among those who called out the 27-year-old following the Hammers’ 1-0 victory at Southampton.
Anyone else not rate Fredericks?
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) December 14, 2019
Fredericks actually won more tackles (six) than anyone else on the pitch at St Mary’s, as well as making five clearances, but he was incredibly sloppy in possession, finding a team-mate with just 11 of his 23 passes for an accuracy rate of 47.8%. Also, he only managed to win one header against the Saints, the lowest among the West Ham defence. [via WhoScored]
He collected his fifth yellow card of the season this evening after being booked in the 56th minute, which rules him out of the Boxing Day trip to Crystal Palace.
Football London reporter Sam Inkersole didn’t hold back in his criticism of the defender, saying that he was “very, very shaky on the ball and looked nervous any time it went near him”.
These West Ham fans on Twitter were also critical of Fredericks following the victory at St Mary’s, voicing their agreement with West Ham Central’s tweet:
He’s a liability mate!!
— Lee Petticrew (@LeePetticrew) December 14, 2019
Failed sprinter, championship player at best 🤷♂️.
— JR (@rushjj10) December 14, 2019
His nothing but a speed merchant, it bails him out all the time
— Dan (@FanDanGoals) December 14, 2019
Never knows what to do on the ball and is prone to make at least one terrible mistake per game. But the replacement is Zabaleta who cannot function consistently in top flight football any more. The decision to give him a new contract seems bizarre.
— VINNYWHUFC (@vinnywhufc) December 14, 2019
Rubbish, has he passed to a West Ham player yet.
— Adam Barnett (@AdamBarnski) December 14, 2019
From day one I’ve slated him just been waiting for everyone else to get onboard…he can’t defend and is clueless going forward
— Jerry Hammersley🛠♋🧩 (@HammersleyJerry) December 14, 2019
His pace gets him out of so much of he didn’t have that he would struggle to get in championship teams
— will earle (@willearle_) December 14, 2019
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