Since joining The Hammers from relegated Swansea City in the summer of 2018, Lukasz Fabianski has been nigh-on faultless after all. A man who couldn’t catch a cold during a traumatic spell at Arsenal now stands proudly alongside David de Gea, Alisson Becker and co as one of the Premier League’s most reliable shot-stoppers.
But it’s not just at club level where Fabianski is enjoying a late-career surge.
A veteran of 52 caps, Fabianski has retained his place as Poland’s number one despite the outstanding Serie A form of Juventus’ Scudetto-winning stopper Wojciech Szczesny – and that in itself speaks volumes.
And if it wasn’t for the West Ham favourite, Poland surely would have been swept away in Monday night’s Euro 2020 qualifier away to Austria.
It was Fabianski’s heroics between the sticks who saved the Poles from a second successive defeat. He single handedly kept his country top of Group G after a goalless draw that left Austria, and Marko Arnautovic in particular, shaking their head in disbelief.
and Brzeczek learned his tactics from Allardyce! Poland looked sloppy, all night, bad touches, bad passes. Fabianski should be awarded a medal for that performance.— David Nowaczewski (@dnowaczewski2) September 9, 2019
Could have scored at least 2. Fabianski stopped him perfectly— Tom Bleachfield (@TBleachfield) September 9, 2019
Fabianski is a really decent keeper— Adide (@sam_adide) September 9, 2019
Fabianski FC at the moment....— Tony Fairbairn (@fairbairntony8) September 9, 2019
Fabianski is better than Alisson..How many shots does he face in a season?.How many saves does he make in a season..Go drink a cold bottle of beer and cool off— daniel ceezar (@daniel_ceezar) September 9, 2019
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