David Moyes has a big decision to make ahead of West Ham United’s clash with Leicester tomorrow night.
Lukasz Fabianski has been the Hammers’ undisputed number one goalkeeper for the past three years.
That all changed when Alphonse Areola moved to the London Stadium from Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer.
Fabianski kept his place against Newcastle but could tomorrow be the time that Areola gets his chance?
David Moyes has big decision to make for West Ham vs Leicester clash
Fab, 36, is clearly on the decline. He wasn’t horrendous against Newcastle but he certainly could have done better with the Magpies’ second goal.
It seems as though the Pole is quite often rooted to the spot…he has certainly lost some of his athleticism over the past 12 months or so.
So will Moyes bring in Areola for the game against the Foxes?
The Scot admitted that there will be occasions where he brings the 28-year-old Frenchman into the starting XI this season, as quoted by 90 Min:
“I have two top goalkeepers and both of them are very much in competition. At the moment, Lukasz is here and Areola’s just come in and is a wee bit behind on the training process, but he’s now ready to play and we’ve got good competition. We talked the other day before the game on Sunday and said we’ve got 31 games before the turn of the year. We have to look at Lukasz’s age. He picked up a couple of injuries last year so I just felt I needed to get a real level of competition. Hopefully that keeps Lukasz on his toes.”
Leicester will certainly test us tomorrow night and Moyes’s men will have to defend resolutely if we are to take all three points from the contest.
We think Areola may be the better option. David Moyes would have to change the habit of a lifetime, however.
He rarely throws new signings into the deep end straight away.
It’s not in Moyes’s nature to rush new signings into action. Tomorrow’s clash against Leicester may very well be a case of needs must, however.