Well-informed club insider ExWHUemployee has suggested that Lukasz Fabianski is a major doubt for West Ham’s Premier League opener against Manchester City on Saturday.
The 34-year-old stopper was quite simply brilliant for the Hammers last season, after moving to the London Stadium from Swansea City for around £7 million.
He is now arguably one of West Ham’s most important players.
So losing him for a game against a team like City really will be a massive blow for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
Fabianski aggravated a groin injury during his warm-up before a pre-season friendly last week.
And now ExWHUemployee has claimed that it is highly likely that the Polish goalkeeper will not be fit in time for the City clash:
It isn’t confirmed yet but that is looking likely following further scans this week https://t.co/u1q9lw7crH
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) August 6, 2019
West Ham have David Martin and Roberto who can fill in for Fabianski, but considering just how good the Pole was last season, either one of those two will have big boots to fill.
And on the flip-side, City will be pleased if the Hammers number one is unavailable for Saturday’s game.