Lets talk Goalkeepers.
So we currently have our number 1 and player of the year last season out injured.
Our (loosely and supposedly) number 2 has hands made of chocolate gifting at least a goal a game to the opposition.
Our (somehow ? which scares me considering how bad our number 2 is) number 3 is sounding more and more like a Millwall plant sent to us after we sent them Steve Lomas for a season.
Whilst we can all go back and look over the mistakes Roberto has committed in the last few games.
I feel a lot of West Ham's problems do go back a few seasons. The fact our number 1 turned out as player of the year for me should ring alarm bells... when your keeper is preventing so many goals, it means your defence is still wafer thin enough for players to weave their way through and get a shot on target requiring a save needed to be pulled off from the keeper. You can argue that is what he is paid for.
But whilst an argument can be made that your goalkeeper is there for a reason to prevent goals and if he is doing that then he is doing his job right. I like to tend to rock on the side of, if your keeper is having to make so many of these worldie/key saves, game in, game out to keep you going. You are simply papering over cracks that have inevitably opened up this season with that worldie of a keeper being out for some time.
Sky and other analysis sources reckon we could have been 6 points better off with Fabianski in the side potentially and around the top 6. Whilst it highlights how good of a keeper Fabianski is, it also highlights how woeful our midfield and defence are. Even with Fabianski between the sticks we are one of the worst offenders for gifting the opposition golden edged chances. Is it simply a case of "chickens coming to roost" that when you now have a keeper who simply isn't as brilliant as Fabianski eventually those high number of chances we keep giving away are going to total up the high number of goals against us.
So are we just unlucky, are our outfield players overrated or are we just missing Fabianski ?