West Ham fans send clear message to Bilic after Michail Antonio's performance v Swansea

West Ham - Upton Park: Boleyn Ground

West Ham United lost 4-1 at home to Swansea City on Saturday.

West Ham United slipped to a shock 4-1 home thrashing at the hands of Swansea City on Saturday afternoon, ending their home unbeaten run at 15 games.

The Hammers went into their penultimate game at Upton Park wanting to end the season on a high, with the big move to the Olympic Stadium coming up this summer.

However, Swansea were rampant at Upton Park, as Wayne Routledge and Andre Ayew both converted from close range, before Ki Sung-yueng placed a fine volley into the corner of the net.

Diafra Sakho forced Stephen Kingsley into scoring an own goal to bring West Ham back into the game, but Ayew then set up Bafetimbi Gomis to make it 4-1 on the counter attack in the final stages of the game.

It was a quite stunning result for West Ham to face, and many pundits blamed much of their defensive problems on makeshift right back Michail Antonio.

The winger, snapped up from Nottingham Forest last summer, had impressed in his natural position, but due to injuries, he has been forced to play at right back recently.

Antonio had performed well in an unfamiliar role, but against Swansea he was all at sea and struggled throughout, prompting West Ham fans to take to Twitter after the final whistle on Saturday.

Supporters sent a clear message to manager Slaven Bilic ahead of Tuesday's final ever game at Upton Park, urging him not to play Antonio at right back, and instead bring in a defender - even if it's a centre back like James Tomkins - to play there.

Fans will want to see Antonio further forward, but know that he simply isn't a right back, and all his deficiencies there were brought to light against Swansea.

Here are some of the reactions from West Ham fans after Antonio's performance against Swansea...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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