West Ham have endured a tough start to the Premier League season, losing back-to-back matches against Liverpool and Bournemouth.

Manuel Pellegrini has been unable to solve the Hammers’ long-standing defensive woes, with the club now boasting the unwanted record of conceding a whopping 74 goals since the start of last season – far more than any other top-flight side.

The Chilean has selected Angelo Ogbonna and Fabian Balbuena as his defensive pairing for the opening two matches of the campaign but some fans are now calling for change, as they want Issa Diop to be handed his Premier League debut.

Signed for a whopping £22m in the summer, the 21-year-old has the capability to become a leader at the London Stadium after captaining former side Toulouse and some on social media want him named as a starter for this weekend’s clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

We have rounded up the best reactions below.

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Josh Challies