Paul Merson has ripped into Leeds United after their defeat to West Ham on Friday night – and the fans aren’t happy.

Talking on Sky Sports Merson said, “I’m worried for Leeds. I’m sitting there watching it and everyone’s getting used to playing Leeds.

“If Antonio plays [on Friday] I think it would have been five or six or seven. I worry for Leeds now.

“Last week against Chelsea was the first time they got really found out and really embarrassed.”

Accurate or lazy punditry?

The win for West Ham means that Leeds have won just one in six, with a run that started with two 4-1 defeats against Leicester and Crystal Palace.

It’s not great. However, Leeds are still in 14th place in the league and above Merson’s beloved Arsenal. After their loss against Burnley on Sunday, perhaps he should be more worried about them?

Leeds are also six points above the drop zone and have a very winnable game on Wednesday coming up, at home to Newcastle.

As a ‘top’ pundit, perhaps Merson should have focused on Leeds losing two international defenders to injury last week.

Or looked in-depth at our inability to defend from set-pieces.

However, what some fans really took umbrage at was the fact that after games against Arsenal and Everton, Merson had been purring about Leeds, only to flip-flop two games later.

It’s “reactionary punditry” as one fan pointed out and many others queued up to have a go at the Sky Sports man, too.

Here are the best reactions to the post from Merson…

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