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The three best performing West Ham players of 2019

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The three best performing West Ham players of 2019

West Ham have had a mixed bag when it comes to their 2019, but with it drawing to a close it’s time to reflect on their best stars of the calendar year.

Manuel Pellegrini’s team finished the 2018/19 campaign 10th in the Premier League and they spent big in the summer to try help them improve.

But the Hammers have had a difficult second half of the year in the new season, as form has been inconsistent and they sit 16th in the top-flight table.

Here is a look at the top three West Ham players of the year:

Lukasz Fabianski

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Fabianski is arguably the best player in the West Ham ranks and 2019 is a year that he proved it once again.

The 34-year-old goalkeeper has missed the last few months of the year with a hip problem and there has been a colossal problem in the squad trying to fill his void.

His performances last season played a major role in the club finishing 10th in the league and he did start this campaign in the same fashion before his injury setback.

He brings such a calmness to the backline with his presence and is capable of stunning saves.

 

Michail Antonio

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Antonio has proven he’s an explosive attacker at West Ham and he really gives the side a different element when he’s on the pitch.

His impact this campaign since returning from injury has massively boosted Pellegrini’s side, while in the first half of the calendar year he popped up with some quality moments too.

There is no doubt West Ham fans realise the 29-year-old’s importance as 2019 draws to a close and it’s vital he remains free of injuries going into next year.

Declan Rice

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Rice may have had a slight dip this season alongside all his teammates, but overall he’s taken a major step forward in 2019 and played his first seven games for England’s senior national team.

The 20-year-old midfielder is always in the Hammers XI where he excels alongside captain Mark Noble and there have been performances in the top-flight where he’s bossed proceedings.

West Ham certainly have a potential top-class talent on their hands and supporters will have loved some of his commanding displays.

Honourable mentions: Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Robert Snodgrass

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