First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Fabian Balbuena (Defender)

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Fabian Balbuena

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
Squad Number: 4
Position: Defender
Born: 23rd Aug 1991 (Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)
Signed: 14th Jul 2018 (£4,000,000)
Contract: 3 years
Previous Club: Corinthians

KUMB Awards: None.

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Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 2nd November

A woeful first half where he looked amateurish was saved by a second half with two vital last-man interventions and a goal. Still, he shouldn’t be playing ahead of Ogbonna, who is our only dominant aerial defender and would not have been so easily beaten by Joelinton.

Sheffield United

1-1: Saturday, 26th October

No wildly notable change in quality with Ogbonna replaced. But the defence was lucky not to be punished further.

Crystal Palace

1-2: Saturday, 5th October

Did not play.

Bournemouth

2-2: Saturday, 28th September

Did not play.

Oxford United

0-4: Wednesday, 25th September

Back in the side but not for long, judging by this performance. His marking was appalling.

Manchester United

2-0: Sunday, 22nd September

Did not play.

Aston Villa

0-0: Monday, 16th September

(Replaced Noble) Nothing to do in his 90 seconds on the pitch.

Norwich City

2-0: Saturday, 31st August

Did not play.

Newport County

2-0: Tuesday, 27th August

Defended well, in general, making a good number of clearances.

Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August

Did not play.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August

Did not play.

Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August

Maybe his worst game for West Ham. Not helped that the enduring image will be the averagely paced De Bruyne burning away from him like a Ferreri against mobility scooter.

Athletico Bilbao

2-2: Saturday, 3rd August

Good to see him back alongside Diop. Despite conceding twice, the Hammers look more solid as a result.

Hertha Berlin

5-3: Wednesday, 31st July

An untimely slip at a vital moment was responsible for one of Herth'a goals. Otherwise reasonably tidy.

Watford

4-1: Sunday, 12th May

All these points have aligned with his return to the side. Easily the best defender at the club. 15 clearances in this game. 15.

Leicester City

2-2: Saturday, 20th April

Some decent defending was let down by switching off for the Vardy goal.

Chelsea

0-2: Monday, 8th April

Returned from injury with little sign of rust. The best defender of the set, even if a little less sharp on the ball. Could be the man to steady the ship.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 30th March

Did not play.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Did not play.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Did not play.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-3: Tuesday, 29th January

Did not play.

Bournemouth

0-2: Saturday, 19th January

Did not play.

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 12th January

Did not play.

Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Wednesday, 2nd January

Did not play.

Burnley

0-2: Sunday, 30th December

Did not play.

Southampton

2-1: Thursday, 27th December

Did not play.

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 22nd December

Did not play.

Fulham

2-0: Saturday, 15th December

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

3-2: Saturday, 8th December

Good to see him back, but the criticism of the goals conceded applies to him too.

Cardiff City

3-1: Tuesday, 4th December

Did not play.

Newcastle United

3-0: Saturday, 1st December

Outshone a little by Diop, but The General is earning that nickname.

Manchester City

0-4: Saturday, 24th November

Another who didn’t play badly, but conceded four goals. Should Sane have been so free in the middle?

Huddersfield Town

1-1: Saturday, 10th November

Calm and assured, as he is making a habit of being.

Burnley

4-2: Saturday, 3rd November

Solid and assured, as he's proving to be nearly every week.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-3: Wednesday, 31st October

Leicester City

1-1: Saturday, 27th October

Outstanding in defence. It took two bites of the cherry but The General has his first goal. Loses a point for not celebrating suitably.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 20th October

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-1: Friday, 5th October

Manchester United

3-1: Saturday, 29th September

Wonderful performance - read the game brilliantly. His trademark appears to be stepping in front of an opponent to nip the ball away, which he did with aplomb again today.

Macclesfield Town

8-0: Wednesday, 26th September

Chelsea

0-0: Sunday, 23rd September

An equally-strong performance from our other central defender who, at one point, found himself in the Chelsea penalty area as a supportive striker. He was quite literally everywhere.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 16th September

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 1st September

AFC Wimbledon

3-1: Tuesday, 28th August

'The General' also endured a difficult start to his Hammers career, ebing caught flat-footed on occasions and slightly off the pace during others. It will take time to adjust to the frenetic nature of Premier League football and higher grade.

Arsenal

1-3: Saturday, 25th August

Just about the better of our defensive twosome.

Bournemouth

1-2: Saturday, 18th August

Last week this column remarked that it will take time for The General to adjust to the frenetic nature of Premier League football and step up in quality. That applies once again.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 12th August

'The General' also endured a difficult start to his Hammers career, ebing caught flat-footed on occasions and slightly off the pace during others. It will take time to adjust to the frenetic nature of Premier League football and higher grade.
Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.

Fabian Balbuena did not play for West Ham during this season.