West Ham United defender Fabian Balbuena is set for a baptism of fire when his team take on London rivals Chelsea at home in a crucial league game on Saturday afternoon. The Paraguay international player is expected to be named in the Hammers starting XI in the place of the suspended Craig Dawson for the visit of Chelsea.
West Ham United and Chelsea are almost inseparable on the league table at the moment in the race to qualify for Champions League football next season and the outcome of the league match between the two teams could go a long way to determine the destination of the fourth and final Champions League spot with the first three spots close to being settled.
West Ham defender Fabian Balbuena moved to West Ham to fulfill his ambition to play in a top European league and to improve his international credentials. The 7-cap Paraguay International has earned a revocation of his country. And he believes this has happened as a result of moving to West Ham. In an interview published by the club official website, Balbuena explained that moving to England was always his ambition.
And he continued to explain how to play the Premier League football, can help his country.
West Ham completed the signing of Balbuena from the Corinthians this summer. 6ft 2 in the middle of the middle has been a rock on the back that forms a solid partnership with Issa Diop and the 27-year-old explained that most South Americans dream about playing in Europe. His ambition was to play in the Premier League or other top European divisions.