James Corden has issued a stinging verdict on West Ham’s 3-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday.
And taking to social media after the game, the ardent Hammer and Gavin and Stacey star, pulled no punches in his assessment of the loss.
Writing on his personal account, he said: “This is a really bad day for West Ham.
“Noble injured, Lanzini injured, we don’t seem to have enough striker options.
“A lack of urgency all round.
“We were always going to miss Fabianski, but nobody thought we’d miss him this much.”
It’s hard to argue with anything that Corden has said here, and the verdict he delivers is both worrying and accurate. Roberto has now scored one own goal and made one error leading directly to a goal in his six Premier League appearances, as per the league themselves, and it’s fairly clear that the Hammers are desperately missing Lukasz Fabianski. Beyond that, losing Noble again could be disastrous, and the Hammers picked up just one point over the course of the first two games of this season without him. This is now six games in a row without a win for the Irons, and with Tottenham, Chelsea, Wolves, Arsenal, and Liverpool to come in five of their next six, it’s hard to see how this tailspin is going to be arrested any time soon. Today was a vital opportunity to slam the brakes on a potentially season-ruining decline, and they responded to the occasion in the worst way imaginable. Manuel Pellegrini must surely be feeling the heat now, and if things don’t improve dramatically after the international break, there will surely be a baying mob calling for his dismissal.