West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has heaped praise on his club’s goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski following the Hammers 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The East Londoners took the lead during the game after captain Mark Noble opened the scoring from the penalty spot during the 27th minute. Wilfried Zaha managed to equalize for the home side during the 76th minute.
Fabianski was brilliant in goal throughout the game and also prevented the winger from netting the winner. The result means that the Hammers concerning run of form continues. They now have not won during their past five games in all competitions.
They are currently in 10th position on the standings and will need to improve if they are to achieve their aim of securing a strong finish on the top half of the standings. Fabianski has been good in goal throughout this season so far after arriving from Swansea City last summer. The Poland international has been one of the best signings of last summer for the club alongside with Felipe Anderson.
Not only has Fabianski been brilliant in goal for the Hammers but he has also been one of the best keepers in the Premier League this season. His experience has certainly been on display this term. The former Arsenal and Swansea goalkeeper currently boasts the most saves of any keeper in the top-flight this season so far with 101.
He has even made more saves so far than Manchester United’s David de Gea who is widely considered to be the best keeper in the League. De Gea is in third place on the list with 93 saves.
”He’s a very good goalkeeper” Pellegrini told the post-match press conference.
The Chilean added: ”The team played well in the first 45 minutes”
”Crystal Palace is not an easy team. I am happy with the result. A draw was fair.”