The Lowdown: Hammers look to fight back…
Hammers boss David Moyes will be looking to resurge his side after a lacklustre start to this season overall. West Ham currently lie in the bottom half of the standings, having won just four of their opening 13 league matches whilst seriously struggling for goals.
The east Londoners are among the division’s lowest scorers and Moyes will be attempting to find a tactical solution behind the scenes, especially with the mounting injury issues they’ve had to deal with lately.
Fabianski, who was forced off at half time of their encounter against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend, may also be unavailable for their clash against the Eagles today.
The Latest: Fabianski doubt…
As shared by 90min, the Pole is a ‘doubt’ for Palace’s visit to the London Stadium after also not featuring in West Ham’s youthful side which dispatched FCSB in the UEFA Europa Conference League.
However, there is good news for West Ham and Moyes, with club record signing Lucas Paqueta potentially returning from his injury.
The Verdict: Worry for Moyes?
While Alphonse Areola can prove a more-than-capable deputy on his day, Fabianski’s experience and know-how will be invaluable for Moyes as he attempts to turn around their fortunes.
The proof is in the numbers with West Ham’s ‘untouchable’ mainstay, as labelled by Football Insider, starting every league match before his injury, highlighting just how important he is to the east Londoners.
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