Cheikhou Kouyate has been largely inconsistent this season and Monday night's showing proved no different as West Ham United saved a point against Stoke City - and fans have taken to Twitter to vent their anger at the midfielder.
Target man Andy Carroll returned from injury after 13 games on the sidelines to volley home a 90th-minute equaliser, just 11 minutes after veteran Peter Crouch had capitalised on a mistake from Joe Hart to put Stoke ahead.
The Hammers did not have luck on their side as Michael Oliver and his assistant linesmen ruled out three West Ham goals, Marko Arnautovic being offside for two of them and Carroll for handling before Javier Hernandez scored.
Though it was a match that the Hammers largely dominated, they lacked creativity from midfield until Manuel Lanzini came off the bench in the 81st minute as he too recovered from injury.
Kouyate, alongside captain Mark Noble, failed to provide the attacking midfield and strikers with any real kind of creativity and that saw the Hammers struggle to break a poor Stoke side down.
West Ham fans took to Twitter to take aim at Senegal international Kouyate, with many left angry at his performance once again - an all too familiar sight this season. One fan said "we need to offload" the former Anderlecht midfielder.
Kouyate still has three years to run on his current contract, which the Daily Star claims is worth £30,000 a week.
Noble was poor tonight but thats only because we expect so much more from him. Kouyate is a liberty we need to offload Kouyate in the summer— Cuxton Falcons u11 FC (@SV2K18) April 16, 2018
I thought nobes had a great game. Cleaned up in midfield and distributed the ball well. The problem is Kouyate who looks like Bambi on ice every time he gets the ball.— Dave 父 (@WestHamUtdDave) April 17, 2018
I'd swap Kouyate for anything, a used condom, mouldy egg salad sandwich or the change down an old sofa— ⚒ Trevor Atkins ⚒ (@atkins_trevor) April 17, 2018
Kouyate never has and never will, looks like a giraffe on ice sometimes— heath thornton (@heathlt71) April 17, 2018
Don't think I can watch another game with kouyate— Irons ⚒ (@WHTID14) April 17, 2018
Anyone have an idea why is Kouyate a proffesional footballer?— Sam Leo Messi (@Messitheidol) April 16, 2018
Can’t believe out of all people, Mark Noble is getting criticism. The player who has carried Kouyate all season...— West Ham News (@whufc_news) April 16, 2018
Plus doing the work of two men in midfield as Kouyate was non-existent.— Rebecca Mash (@Bex292) April 16, 2018