West Ham United started their 2018-19 Premier League season with four straight defeats, which led to a lot of frustration amongst the club’s supporters.
The Hammers picked up their first three points with a 3-1 win at Everton on September 16, however, before holding Chelsea to a goalless draw on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea arrived at the London Stadium looking to continue their wonderful start to the season, but West Ham impressed in the 0-0 draw.
Things are certainly looking up for the Hammers, and they will look to make it three straight wins in all competitions against Macclesfield Town in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.
It was certainly a busy summer transfer window for West Ham, and amongst those to come through the door was central defender Fabian Balbuena.
The 27-year-old arrived in the Premier League from Corinthians, and has been a constant for the London club in the early stages of the 2018-19 campaign.
The West Ham fans have certainly been impressed by Balbuena, and many have taken to social media to pay tribute to the Paraguay international:
Man of the match for me yesterday.
— Anthony (@terryant94) September 24, 2018
The General bossed it. Looks a commanding force at the back.
— West Ham Pub Talk (@WHUFCpubtalk) September 24, 2018
Top centerback, stole him for 4 mil
— Mikael Devold (@urfytheslayer) September 24, 2018
— Nicolas Cabañas L. (@NicolasCabanas) September 25, 2018
My MOM yesterday
— stuart foy (@foysey) September 24, 2018
Balbuena and Diop are absolute rocks in our defence. Love that partnership. But for some reason I miss seeing Reid in claret and blue 😭
— Billy (@WHUFCBilly) September 24, 2018