If West Ham United fans could wish for one thing at this moment in time, apart from a win, it would most likely be the return to fitness of keeper Lukasz Fabianski.
It is hard to picture a player that has endured more of a nightmare spell in East London than back-up stopper Roberto, and the Spaniard can only get better from here.
The 3-0 defeat against Burnley made the international break much-needed at the London Stadium, and the West Ham fans were grateful for the two-weeks without a defeat.
Fabianksi has been greatly missed by Manuel Pellegrini, and that Hammers haven’t won a single game since he limped off against Bournemouth.
The Polish international delivered an update on his fitness on Wednesday, and it will have left the Hammers’ fans salivating as his return draws closer.
“I’m all good,” he told the club’s official website.
“I’m feeling like the rehab is going in the right direction, in the right way. I think I’m getting better and I’m doing more things, so hopefully, it will continue like that and it will be successful.
“This week will be steady but then hopefully I will be able to kick on a bit more after that six weeks are up.”
With the six week period approaching in his rehabilitation, Fabianski will be closing in on stepping up his programme in the coming weeks.
David Martin will be looking for a chance to impress before the Pole returns, especially given the nightmare Roberto is currently going through.
No keeper with the experience that the Spanish stopper has can have any excuses for dropping the ball into his own goal just like he did against Burnley.
Fabianski highlighted his strengths in the 2-0 win against Manchester United back in September making a number of saves, and that is what West Ham fans will be dreaming of upon his return.