It’s safe to say that Aaron Cresswell has enjoyed a less than positive start to the new season at West Ham. The left-back was absolutely tortured against Manchester City on the opening day, so much so that he hasn’t played in the Premier League since, and only made his return to the Hammers’ side against Newport County in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening. The Irons might have ran out 2-0 winners from that one, but the 29-year-old did little to endear himself to supporters. And this is now becoming a recurring theme. It feels as if these days the best fans can hope for from Cresswell is that he will put in an unspectacular performance. Against City on the opening day, when he faced wave after wave of attack down the left flank, Cresswell managed just one tackle and one block, as per Whoscored. Last term he managed just 1.5 tackles and 1.2 interceptions per game in the Premier League. On the front foot, he provided just one assist last season, at a rate of 0.9 key passes per game [Whoscored]. Once upon a time, not too long ago, Cresswell was a reliable and contributive player, now, however he looks more and more like a liability.
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