West Ham United lost 3-2 at home to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
West Ham United's recent struggles continued on Saturday afternoon as they lost 3-2 at home to Leicester City in a disastrous defensive display.
The Hammers had picked up just two points in four games heading into Saturday's clash with a resurgent Leicester side, and the Foxes took the lead when Riyad Mahrez's cross beat everybody and nestled in the corner of the net.
After seven minutes, Leicester had made it 2-0 as Robert Huth headed Marc Albrighton's cross past Darren Randolph, and whilst Manuel Lanzini whipped a superb free kick into the top corner, Jamie Vardy smashed home from close range after West Ham failed to deal with a cross.
Andre Ayew headed West Ham back into the game, and after Kasper Schmeichel kept the Hammers at bay with a number of fine saves, Leicester held on for all three points.
A number of West Ham players struggled in their latest defeat, but defender Jose Fonte received the most criticism from fans on Twitter after the final whistle.
The Portuguese centre back, who won the European Championships with his country last summer, joined West Ham from Southampton in January after seven years on the South Coast, where he had established himself as one of the Premier League's top centre backs.
West Ham's Jose Fonte
Seen as a veteran presence that could solidify West Ham's defence, the 33-year-old has so far struggled to impress, with Slaven Bilic's men still yet to keep a clean sheet with him in the side.
After the final whistle against Leicester, fans took to Twitter to blast Fonte, claiming he is 'past it', 'useless', 'no better than James Collins' and 'the worst player to wear a West Ham kit'.
Others suggested that Southampton will be laughing all the way to the bank after West Ham's January deal, whilst one fan would have preferred to see Mamadou Sakho arrive from Liverpool, with the Frenchman helping Crystal Palace to three consecutive clean sheets.
I think we have lost every game since we signed fonte what a bad signing we're missing ogbonna bad— josh (@JoshyLondon) March 18, 2017
Hope he proves me wrong but Jose Fonte looks past it— West Ham Stuff (@WestHamStuff) March 18, 2017
Honestly would prefer to see Pogatetz back at West Ham ahead of Fonte— Hal (@Hallam_Carslake) March 18, 2017
Fonte is the worst player I have ever seen to wear a West Ham kit— RIS (@mitch_risley) March 18, 2017
Jose Fonte is no better than James Collins.— Jåck (@_JackWHU) March 18, 2017
COYI⚒ (@longliveboleyn) March 18, 2017
Shoulda signed Sakho not Fonte.— Steveh' ⚒ (@Steveh245) March 18, 2017
Defence has been a shambles since fonte has been in it. He's useless!— Junior Steele (@steeleyjnr) March 18, 2017
Our defending is abysmal, Fonte is useless, Cresswell has not been near his best, Byram did do decent today still not good enough though— J (@JayWHU) March 18, 2017
Did we keep the receipt for Fonte— Gazorpazorpfield (@BradTombs) March 18, 2017
Why did we sign Fonte though he's way past it— Peter (@Pete88smith) March 18, 2017
Southampton must be laughing £8m for Fonte. Not even worth £1m— Jack Fox (@JackFox7) March 18, 2017
Southampton got £8m for Jose Fonte from us— UK Timbers & Cowboys (@UKCowboysFan84) March 18, 2017
What did you think of Fonte's performance against Leicester?