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Fabiański the unsung hero for West Ham so far this season

Fabiański the unsung hero for West Ham so far this season

West Ham made some huge signings over the summer, meaning that some get more attention than others. 

High profile transfers such as Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmalenko, Issa Diop and Fabián Balbuena have stolen the headlines so far amongst others.

However, one player that has perhaps not received as much praise as players such as Anderson is goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański. The Pole has been imperious this season between the sticks, and deserves a huge amount of credit.

He had just been voted the Swansea City Player of the Season before joining The Hammers in the summer, and carried this good form to the London Stadium. He has kept three clean sheets so far this season, and has made the second most saves in the league to date.

It is not very often that a goalkeeper receives the plaudits for a team’s success, but Fabiański is proving to be the rock at the back for West Ham that has carried them through some tough periods throughout this season. The club made a poor start to their Premier League campaign, losing their first four matches, but the Pole still made a good account of himself throughout that spell.

As West Ham worked through their rough patch, perhaps Fabiański ensured the got more points than they should have at times. Now that West Ham have climbed up the table to ninth place in the Premier League, the fans and players owe a huge amount to Fabiański and the effort that he has put in this season. He may have crept under the radar to an extent, but he has been wonderful this season.

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