When speaking on BT Sport’s production of today’s game (Sunday October 4th, 13:54), Peter Crouch raved about Angelo Ogbonna’s display for West Ham against Leicester, labelling the Italian as ‘unbelievable’.

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The 32-year-old has been an absolute rock for the Hammers over the past two years or so.

He was one of our best players last season, and he has made a superb start to this campaign.

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Angelo Ogbonna (Photo by Nigel French – Pool/Getty Images)

Ogbonna is a real leader and organiser. And without him, we are quite simply not the same team.

The Italy international joined West Ham from Juventus in the summer of 2015 for around £8.5 million (Daily Mail). He has since gone on to establish himself as a real fan favourite at Upton Park and the London Stadium.

Against Leicester today, Ogbonna had a 100%  success rates for both tackles won and aerial duals won. He also made three clearances (Football Critic).

The 32-year-old had Foxes hitman Jamie Vardy in his pocket all afternoon.

And Peter Crouch absolutely raved about the experienced Italian Hammers:

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Peter Crouch (Photo by Visionhaus)

“Ogbonna was unbelievable today. He was like a magnet, clearing everything.”

Things are looking rosey for West Ham now. If the Hammers can just get two good players in through the door before tomorrow’s deadline, we might just surprise a few people this season.

With Ogbonna marshalling proceedings at the back and Aaron Cresswell looking far better centrally than he does at left-back, we have looked very solid over the past two games.

We do need one more top class centre-back, however. And if David Moyes gets it done, exciting times could be lying in wait for us.

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