Lukasz Fabianski, the goalie for West Ham United, has been injured.
Apparently, a West Ham insider has told Claret & Hugh that the 37-year-old is questionable for this weekend’s match against Crystal Palace after being substituted off at halftime during Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United due to a knock.
The insider also said, “However, he cannot be regarded definite for the game versus Palace,” thus the injury to the Poland international may not be too severe.
Major setback for Moyes
Considering that David Moyes plainly likes to start Fabianski for the Hammers’ Premier League ties, the news that the shot-stopper is a doubt for Sunday’s match against Palace would have come as a significant blow to the 59-year-old manager.
Although the Irons made Areola’s season-long loan a permanent transfer this summer, Fabianski has started all 13 of West Ham’s Premier League games this season.
The £65,000-per-week goalkeeper, however, has not only been an ever-present in the starting XI for the Hammers this season, but he has also highly impressed, keeping three clean sheets and making an average of 2.8 saves per game, which has earned the veteran ‘keeper an average SofaScore match rating of 6.98 and placed him as Moyes’ fourth-best performer in the league.
Consequently, Moyes will be disappointed to hear that Fabianski is questionable for the visit of Palace this weekend after hoping his side can get back on track after a disappointing loss last time out.
Fabianski would not have started the Europa Conference League dead rubber against FCSB on Thursday night, with Areola starting all five fixtures in the competition so far this season.