The performances of Lukasz Fabianski have been excellent in recent weeks, keeping back-up keeper Alphonse Areola at arm’s length.

The 36-year-old shot-stopper was under threat of losing his place this season when West Ham signed the experienced Areola on loan from Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

After a couple of rocky performances at the start of the campaign, Fabianski has now restablished himself in recent weeks as being the club’s top man in between the sticks.

The former Poland international has already kept four clean sheets in 10 appearances for the Hammers in all competitions so far this season, helping the club to vital wins against the likes of Everton and Tottenham Hotspur most recently.

His performance in West Ham’s 1-0 victory over Spurs on Sunday was remarkable, making four important saves and catching a vital ball flying through the air in the final minutes to stop Harry Kane from getting in on goal.

It takes a great goalkeeper to keep Areola as their understudy and following the past couple of games, Fabianski is making himself hard to drop for manager David Moyes.

It is a testament to his recent displays that David Moyes trusts him to remain as the squad’s number one keeper in the Premier League this season.

While he may only have a few more years left with the Hammers, the 36-year-old is certainly using his time wisely and it would be a brave move if the manager was to start Areola in the Premier League right now, with the Pole in this fine form.