West Ham have struggled to get going under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini, winning just two of their opening 10 Premier League matches.
The Hammers also suffered another defeat at the hands of Tottenham in Wednesday’s EFL Cup clash at the London Stadium, losing 3-1 following a brace from Heung-Min Son and Fernando Llorente’s second-half effort.
While Lucas Perez came off the bench to score, it proved to be merely a consolation at the final whistle and fans on social media have had enough of some of the senior players at the club who continue to underperform.
One of those picked out for individual criticism was Michail Antonio, a fan favourite during Slaven Bilic’s years in charge in East London, but the former Nottingham Forest man has seen his stock dip significantly in recent years.
With Marko Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Lucas Perez in the squad, many feel Antonio is expendable and have urged Pellegrini to approve a sale in January.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Antonio would struggle to get into my Sunday league team
— George wassell (@georgiewaffle92) October 31, 2018
Antonio, ogbonna, obiang, masuaku and I’ll even say chicharito I would happily see leave in January. The younger lads have some real talent.
— Mitch Childs ⚒ (@mitchelchilds) October 31, 2018
Things we learnt from tonight….Antonio, Ogbonna and Masuaku are a long way from 1st team quality on that showing…..
— george seatter (@GeorgeSeatter) October 31, 2018
Antonio needs to go asap, can’t watch another minute of him stumbling around falling over the ball or running it out of play
— Marc hurren (@hurren_marc) October 31, 2018
Hernandez-ineffective; Anderson-Invisible; Antonio-incompetent. Disappointing team selection, should have gone for it, a win tonight would have set us up for Saturday.
— John Wilson (@rlookmate) October 31, 2018
Anderson Hernandez & Antonio just didn’t look bothered. Defensive errors cost us big time.
— Jack Baker ⚒ (@JackRBaker) October 31, 2018
We have to sell Antonio, Masuaku and Ogbonna
— jj ⚒ (@jeremiahhjoshua) October 31, 2018
@davidgold anderson is awful , antonio awful , and masuaku dreadful hernandez old and past it please sell them
— Rhys Francis (@rhys13586) November 1, 2018
I would seriously consider releasing Antonio at the end of this season if we can't sell him in January. He's lazy, his first touch literally doesn't exist, and his end product is worse than most players in our team, and he's meant to be an attacker! Get rid to the Championship.
— Dan (@DJS__97) October 31, 2018
Antonio is well past his sell by date, get him out the club in January.
Grady Diangana has already shown enough glimpses of what he’s all about, not scared to take on a defender or 2, pace and skill.
— ˗ˏˋ JΔMES ˊˎ˗ (@JameswhufcJones) October 31, 2018
Can't wait till I'm dead so I never have to see Anderson, Hernandez or Antonio in a West Ham shirt. We could just sell them but being a West Ham fan I'm sure we will replace them with far worse.
— J.O'B (@chanceig) October 31, 2018