West Ham Star Expected To Make Quick Return

Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)
Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) /

West Ham fans will be glad to know that Lukasz Fabianski is expected return to goal for the clubs Premier League match against Burnley.

When the news broke that Lukasz Fabianski pulled up with an injury ahead of West Ham’s game against Everton fans must have started to panic. When Fabianski was injured last season, it caused one of the worst downfalls in the club’s recent history.

Roberto was the back-up and was horrendous between the sticks. The following two months saw the club drop down the table into the relegation zone. The goalkeeper let in so many goals, many of which he was at fault. One example was punching the ball into his own net against Burnley. Manager at the time, Manuel Pellegrini, lost his job after persevering with the Spaniard.

Darren Randolph, West Ham.
Darren Randolph, West Ham. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

The only saving grace was that this time around the club could rely on Darren Randolph to step in. Randolph did well in the match against Everton, keeping a clean sheet and making the necessary saves. The Irishman is a reliable back-up but nowhere near the level of Fabianski.

West Ham insiders C&H have confirmed that the veteran will return to training this week. This quick return means that Fabianski will be available for selection ahead of the match with Burnley. The 35-year-old underwent a scan, which found that he had suffered no damage and was good to go.

The Hammers next match is against Non-League side Stockport County in the FA Cup. Randolph is likely to keep his place for that match before returning to the back-up role in the Premier League. This means that Fabianski will have two weeks to recover in time for the clash with the Clarets.

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Fabianski is the last year of his contract at West Ham and is in negotiations with the club about extending his stay. The Pole won Hammer of the Year in his debut season and has been a solid performer since his transfer from Swansea City.