Report shares why West Ham players are questioning Bilic, duo tore into team-mates after Brighton defeat

Mame Diouf of Stoke City is challenged by Mark Noble and James Collins (R) of West Ham during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at the Britannia...

West Ham United are in crisis after Friday's defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Mame Diouf of Stoke City is challenged by Mark Noble and James Collins (R) of West Ham during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at the Britannia...Mame Diouf of Stoke City is challenged by Mark Noble and James Collins (R) of West Ham

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United veterans James Collins and Mark Noble both addressed their team-mates after Friday's shambolic 3-0 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion.

West Ham really needed a home win to kickstart their flagging season, but they were hammered by the Seagulls, as Glenn Murray scored twice at the London Stadium, with Jose Izquierdo also finding the net.

A fifth defeat in the first nine games of the Premier League season has piled the pressure on manager Slaven Bilic once again, with fans already looking towards who could replace him.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.

The Daily Mail report that Bilic is safe for now, but it's claimed that the West Ham players are privately questioning the Croatian over his methods.

It's stated that West Ham players are questioning Bilic's training sessions and his tactics, whilst the belief that he won't last beyond the end of the season means his authority has been dampened.

The report even claims that West Ham players held crisis talks on Monday in a bid to get to the bottom of their plight, with veterans Mark Noble and James Collins allegedly tearing into their teammates.

West Ham United's Croatian manager Slaven Bilic reacts on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Brighton and Hove Albion at The London...

Noble reportedly felt that his teammates should have been more passionate after the final whistle, as silence filled the dressing room rather than any noticeable disappointment at such a torrid display.

Noble and Bilic will now hope for a much better performance when West Ham host Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup this evening, but the weekend clash against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace could be the game which defines Bilic's future.

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