West Ham United slipped to another defeat on Wednesday, losing 2-0 to Manchester City in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium.
The Hammers had the opportunity to lift themselves out of the relegation zone, but offered very little in the game leaving fans extremely disappointed.
The Irons mustered just three attempts at goal, none of which hit the target, and manager David Moyes has come in for some serious criticism for leaving the likes of Sebastien Haller, Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and new signing Jarrod Bowen on the bench.
As poor as West Ham were, City were relentless in the rescheduled fixture, having 77% possession and 22 shots at goal.
Seven of those hit the target, meaning Lukasz Fabianski once again had a busy night between the sticks.
The Poland international made a string of saves to keep the score down, which is something he’s done time and time again since his £7 million arrival (BBC Sport) in the summer of 2018.
TBR’s view – Brilliant Fabianski can’t be blamed for seeking exit
If West Ham are relegated at the end of season, then fans surely won’t be able to blame Fabianski for any attempt to try and leave.
The former Arsenal man has been simply excellent for the Hammers and is no doubt a Premier League-standard goalkeeper.
Arguably, he is the best stopper outside of the league’s traditional top six clubs, and he deserves to be playing in the top-flight.
In his first season he made 148 saves which was the most of anyone in the league (official website), and was rewarded with the club’s ‘Hammer of the Year’ gong.
This term, despite missing over two months of the season through injury, he’s made 40 saves across 13 appearances – equating to three a game (official Premier League).
Even if the Hammers stay up, they may have difficulty getting him to see out the final year of his contract.