West Ham United legend Julian Dicks has slammed the club's current players.
The Hammers have suffered three successive 4-0 defeats piling pressure on boss Alan Curbishley.
"These are all professional footballers, they are earning fortunes, but a lot of them are just going through the motions."
Dicks added: "At the end of the day the manager gets the blame which I think that is wrong. It's down to the players, they're the ones out on the pitch.
"Nowadays people give them (managers) eight months or a year and if they don't do anything then they get rid of them which for me is wrong.
"Apart from (Mark) Noble and the keeper (Rob Green), the players didn't try against Chelsea.
"People pay a lot of money to watch the team play and we all have bad days, but it's when people don't try or there's no passion, that's what really gets fans annoyed."