West Ham United’s official Twitter page posted a list of injury updates on Jack Wilshere, Michail Antonio, Lukasz Fabianski.
When speaking in his press conference, Manuel Pellegrini revealed both Jack Wilshere and Michail Antonio could be on the verge of returning to the side in the very near future.
“About Antonio, I think that after the international break he will be ready,” Manuel Pellegrini said.
“With Jack Wilshere, we will have to evaluate him for Saturday – we need to see him working tomorrow.”
When speaking about a potential timeline for goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski, Pellegrini added:
“Lukasz Fabianski needs more time, He needs at least one month more, or a month and a half.”
The news regarding the Poland international was well-received by a number of supporters on Twitter, as the club have struggled to keep the ball out of the back of the net when Roberto Jimenez has been in goal, as he has conceded 13 times in the seven matches he has played and is yet to complete a clean sheet in the Premier League (per TransferMarkt).
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) November 7, 2019
If we manage to keep a clean sheet between now and December I will be stunned
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) November 7, 2019
ANTONIO ANTONIO ANTONIO pic.twitter.com/Gs4Mtd3B0j
— George Moss (@georgemoss77) November 7, 2019
Is it mid to late December yet….
— Gerry Lindop (@gman790) November 7, 2019
Wilshere, Antonio and Fab all go straight in to the starting 11 when they’re fit
— Arasor (@ArasorWHUFC) November 7, 2019
No fabianski has to play
— T (@t1grogan) November 7, 2019
Hurry back @LukaszFabianski
— Jacob Hearne (@jacobhearne0) November 7, 2019
What Do We Think?
West Ham fans are desperate for Fabianski to return and are also just as keen for Antonio to get fit, having not won in their last five matches and also failing to keep a clean sheet- as per WhoScored.
Goalkeeping is a big talking point amongst the fans, and with backup goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez only achieving a 6.4/10 WhoScored rating last game and his error leading to a goal, it’s making the Spaniard an easy target for the blame.