West Ham put in a really solid performance away at Southampton this evening.

There were many standout performers for the Hammers, but there was one player who really showed his mettle, despite perhaps flying under the radar somewhat – Angelo Ogbonna.

The Italian has been superb for West Ham this season.

He came into the team after the Hammers’ first game of the season against Manchester City.

And he has been virtually ever present since.

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Angelo Ogbonna in action(Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The 31-year-old has been rock solid at the back for West Ham this term. And his display against the Saints was another one right out of the top drawer.

Ogbonna gives the Hammers a certain level of calmness and solidarity that they do not seem to possess when he isn’t playing.

The 13-capped Italy international is a real fan favourite at West Ham too. And it seems as though it will be incredibly hard for Issa Diop to force his way back into the team now.

Some Hammers fans took to Twitter and raved about Ogbonna’s display vs Southampton…

 
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