Loads of West Ham fans have been giving their verdict on the win at Fuham, and they’re absolutely delighted with the performance of summer signing Fabian Balbuena.
West Ham won their fourth consecutive Premier League game on Saturday evening, cruising past Fulham with relative ease courtesy of goals from Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio.
While it was two of the old guard that got the goals, it was two of the new signings that held things together at the back, as Issa Diop and Balbuena continue to develop into a dominant centre back pairing.
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Balbuena in particular was an absolute beast in the 2-0 win, winning three aerial duels and making a remarkable 13 clearances. To put that into perspective, no other player on the pitch managed more than six clearances.
The 27 year-old, nicknamed “The General”, was captain of Brazilian super-club Corinthians in his early twenties, and is now showing exactly why for the Hammers.
His commanding presence and dominant leadership has completely transformed Manuel Pellegrini’s defence, and the £4m move to sign him is looking like a stroke of sheer genius from the boss.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Fabian Balbuena. Man of the Match by a huge distance. Great shift.
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) December 15, 2018
Feel like people are starting to notice him now.. what a brilliant CB
— JamesTHarris (@jth100000) December 15, 2018
What a bargain
— Joss (@JoshBathtub) December 15, 2018
Balbuena £4m And Fabianski £7m are two fantastic pieces of business by the club, both players have been excellent all season and deserve their places in the side #COYI
— Dawkins (@Si_23Q) December 15, 2018
Balbuena doesn’t get the credit he deserves ❤️
— ⚒ Jack Himself ⚒ (@jackgambardella) December 15, 2018
Balbuena motm . Well done to the General
— realSteveH (@theonlySteveH) December 15, 2018
Balbuena other then fabianksi best signing we made this season so underrated.
— LiamCjStanding… (@Dutch_Liam) December 15, 2018
Balbuena is the best defender in the world. Change my mind
— Billy ?? (@WHUFCBilly) December 15, 2018