Lukasz Fabianski says West Ham are united and up for the Carabao Cup

Lukasz Fabianski of West Ham United warms up to play against his former employers prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski feels West Ham have the strength in depth needed to test Everton in their Carabao Cup tie – whatever the team is at Goodison Park.

The Hammers are eager to remain fighting on two fronts at this early stage of the season despite a tough trip to Goodison Park.

After comprehensive victories over Charlton and Hull in the competition this term, West Ham got off the mark in the Premier League on Sunday with a 4-0 thrashing of Wolves at the London Stadium.

Manager David Moyes, who is self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus last week, is set to make more changes for the fourth-round tie and his first-choice goalkeeper could be on the bench.

But Fabianski told the official club website: “When you look at the squad we have, there is a lot of quality.

“Even when you see the games in the Carabao Cup, there is a completely different line-up and they are still performing.

“We were not happy with the game against Newcastle, which was bad from our point of view but, on the other hand, the other performances have been really good.

“All the players have been used and all the players have performed at a really good level and that’s something we can build on again.

“There is strong competition in the squad and hopefully we will push each other to get better.”

Darren Randolph is expected to deputise for Fabianski again in the cup tie on Wednesday.

The Irons will definitely be without defender Ryan Fredericks after he suffered a hamstring injury during the win over Wolves.

Captain Mark Noble could start after he made a cameo at the weekend following a spell on the sidelines with a toe problem.

The game with Everton is another chance for frontman Sebastien Haller to impress as the Frenchman looks to add to his five goals in all competitions.

With West Ham in the middle of a tricky run of matches, Fabianski says it is important they keep building moment with a trip to Leicester up next in the league on Saturday.

“The start of the season has been very intense because we’re playing every three days, but we’re on a good run in the cup and we would like that to continue,” the Poland goalkeeper added.

“There is another difficult game against Everton on Wednesday and a game against Leicester, who have started the season really strong, a few days later.

“But I think you can see with our team that we’ve pushed on from the first game and developed in a short space of time.

“Hopefully the performances we’ve shown in recent games will give us a good boost and we can push on in the upcoming games.”
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