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Adrian San Miguel del Castillo | Goalkeeper | #13

Team: West Ham United
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 176

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Adrian will return to the West Ham starting XI with on-loan Joe Hart ineligible for Sunday's clash with Manchester City at the London Stadium.
With Hart unable to face his parent club, the Spanish goalkeeper has another chance to take the number spot back for the final run-in. Adrian excelled in the 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at the Etihad in December, and manager David Moyes has hinted he could stick with the 30-year-old if he plays well against the Premier League Champions. When asked if Adrian has the opportunity to retain his place for the final four matches, Moyes said: "I hope he plays that well against Man City that he is available for the next one, that's the plan. If you get in and you do well, you're never going to play Man City without your goalkeeper having to play well, you've got to play well so we need a big game from Adrian on Sunday." Apr 27 - 4:38 PM

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Adrian is poised to retain his place ahead of Joe Hart in goal for Saturday's match against rivals Chelsea at the London Stadium.

West Ham manager David Moyes did not reveal who will start in goal against Chelsea in his pre-match press conference, but all signs points towards Adrian after his fine performance against Manchester City last week. With Hart ineligible to face the Citizens under the terms of his season-long loan agreement, Adrian impressed on his first Premier League start of the season with six saves in a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad. Hart has struggled this season and conceded 16 goals in his last six appearances, so it is reasonable to expect that Moyes will keep Adrian in between the sticks against Chelsea.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Having kept his second shut-out in as many games since returning to the starting XI, goalkeeper Adrian appear to have regained his place as West Ham's No.1.

Adrian's last appearance before losing his place to Darren Randolph earlier this season was the reverse fixture against Stoke City. But, preferred in goal to Randolph in successive matches, Adrian has yet to concede since being reinstated for last weekend's draw against Everton. The 30-year-old was one of the club's top performers in the goalless draw with Potters on Saturday, making four saves that included superb denials on Xherdan Shaqiri, Saido Berahino and Marko Arnautovic. While Adrian was linked with a return move to La Liga last week, reports have emerged that West Ham are now keen to extend his contract after a pair of impressive performances. Speaking on his return to first-team football, the goalkeeper said: "It was difficult waiting to play obviously. I am a professional so it’s been hard the last few months, but at the end of the day, we are a team."
Mon, May 1, 2017 06:57:00 PM

It may not have been pretty, but injury-plagued West Ham wrung all the life out of Everton's attack in a 0-0 draw at the Olympic Stadium.

It was the best defensive performance of the season by far for the Hammers, who made the Premier League's leading goalscorer in Romelu Lukaku anonymous. Buoyed by the return of Winston Reid in a three-man backline with Adrian back in goal, West Ham held Everton without a single shot on target. Even without Andy Carroll, Sam Byram and a bevy of regular starters, Slaven Bilic's men extended their undefeated streak to three matches after a dreadful seven-game winless streak put Bilic on the hot seat. Due to the myriad absences, Bilic placed three Academy prospects on the bench: Nathan Holland, Declan Rice and Moses Makasi.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 12:05:00 PM

West Ham United have their sights set on Joe Hart as a primary transfer target and are willing to let Adrian leave during the January transfer window, according to reports.

The Sun is reporting that West Ham is willing to meet Manchester City's £15million price tag to sign Joe Hart, who is on loan at Italian side Torino until the end of this season. The report also revealed that London Stadium chiefs have given the green-light to match Hart's £100,000-a-week wages in order to secure the England international. Meanwhile, the Hammers are willing to listen to offers for Adrian, who has just six months left on his current contract and has been dropped from the starting XI in favor of Republic of Ireland international Darren Randolph.
Source: The Sun
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 08:24:00 PM

Manager Slaven Bilic said his side "weren't good enough" as West Ham United were beaten 5-0 by Manchester City in the FA Cup on Friday.

Bilic recalled goalkeeper Adrian to the starting XI but the change made little difference, as the Hammers crashed out of the FA Cup Third Round in disappointing fashion at London Stadium. The floodgates opened after Yaya Toure converted a penalty in the 33rd minute, as Havard Nordtviet's own goal was followed by strikes from David Silva, Sergio Aguero and John Stones. Bilic voiced his displeasure with the result after the match, siting the fixture as a bad defeat. "What disappointed me the most is that after the first goal, we chased them all over the pitch and then in those ten or 15 minutes we conceded two more," Bilic said. "As a team, it was not good enough and nowhere near the performance we had here a few days ago against Manchester United." Bilic and West Ham will look to bounce back in their next Premier League match, a home clash with Crystal Palace next Saturday.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 06:18:00 PM

Adrian remained on the bench in West Ham's 3-0 win over NK Domzale.

Adrian was expected to be the Hammers' starting goalkeeper this season and that could still be the plan, but it was surprising to see Randolph start in a competitive match. Randolph was just given a new contract after playing well in the EURO 2016 tournament and this is a positional battle to watch going forward this season. If Randolph wins out, he could be available for free in fantasy leagues and will be worth picking up.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 06:57:00 PM

A calf strain will bring an early end to Adrian’s season. The Spanish goalkeeper missed the home defeat to Swansea, and today, Slavan Bilic confirmed the 29-year-old would not be ready for the visit of Manchester United on Tuesday.

Despite dislocating his finger last season, Saturday was the first match Adrian had missed through injury since joining the club in the summer of 2013. Darren Randolph will deputise in his absence with the Republic of Ireland international expected to fill the void on the final day as well. Bilic reports no fresh injury concerns, but following the shock 1-4 loss to Swansea, the Croatian coach may look to freshen his side. Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia, James Collins and James Tomkins all make a strong case for a recall as the Hammers push for a Europa League qualifying spot.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, May 9, 2016 11:04:00 AM

For the first time in Premier League history West Ham United played to a 0-0 draw for the third straight match, today against Swansea City.

The opponents, Swansea, were the better side in terms of a scoring threat, but Adrian made a couple of key saves while the Hammers were perhaps lucky to not get penalized for a handball by James Collins just after the hour mark. Nikica Jelavic earned his first start for the Hammers in league play but provided little threat, and the lack of playmakers Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini continues to be felt as West Ham have not scored for three straight matches. Still, considering their attack has been weakened by those absentees, they have done well to keep clean sheets in the mean time and earn some points along the way.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 12:56:00 PM

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian will return from suspension this week to face Manchester City on the road.

Adrian is one of the better Premier League goalkeepers but it's hard to recommend him in this matchup against the best Premier League team. You can buy low on Adrian after this match as he is likely going to have done nothing of note in the first six weeks, mainly due to his suspension, but his fortunes should turn around with an easier schedule stating in week eight.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 12:00:00 PM

West Ham will appeal Adrian's red card from their match this past Saturday.

Adrian was sent off for dangerous play in what Slaven Bilic deemed an unintentional offense. Adrian raised his foot high when trying to get the ball in the last minutes of the match and the result was a sending off and Carl Jenkinson having to play goalkeeper for the last two minutes. Losing Adrian could hurt West Ham as their backup goalkeeper is not their strongest position. Check back later this week to see if his suspension is lifted.
Source: Standard
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 11:27:00 AM

West Ham have signed Darren Randolph as a backup goalkeeper.

Randolphs comes from Birmingham City and has played all but one of their matches in the past two season. He has two Republic of Ireland caps and more than 300 senior appearances. Despite his resume, he is not going to be challenging Adrian for a starting spot and can happily be left on the fantasy waiver wire unless Adrian goes down with an injury. Adrian had a very solid season for West Ham and won them a few points by single handedly keeping the opposition out despite a number of injuries to their defense. He was the sixth best goalkeeper in the Yahoo! fantasy game and can probably improve on that next season.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 02:54:00 PM

West Ham assistant boss Neil McDonald laments his side’s current injury problems following a disappointing derby defeat at the Emirates on Saturday and confirms even his goalkeeper – Adrian – dislocated his finger during the warm-up but the Spaniard insisted he played the game.

Adrian was helpless to stop the Gunners onslaught but continued his impressive form by pulling off a string of outstanding saves however it wasn’t enough as Arsenal won their eighth consecutive league game at home. Defensive injuries and unavailability left the Hammers’ with a patched up back four which was unable to cope with the pace and power of Giroud, Walcott, Ozil and Ramsey. James Tomkins [shoulder] and Winston Reid [calf] were missing while Carl Jenkinson couldn’t play under the terms of his loan agreement forcing Cheikhou Kouyate to drop back into defence but this time there was no goalscoring / man-of-the-match performance leaving Allardyce with just one in twelve putting his side in danger of dropping out of the top 10.
Source: Daily Mail
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 06:20:00 AM

Adrian was sent off during the Hammer's 0-0 draw against Southampton in mid-week for illegally handling the ball outside of the box but has appealed the decision and won.

West Ham appealed the red card immediately, citing that Sadio Mane fouled Adrian before he handled the ball. They won the appeal and Adrian will not serve a ban. West Ham have had a solid season once again and their defense is reliable against lesser oppositions. Adrian should be owned in all draft-leagues and is an option in the Yahoo! game in weeks where the schedule is favorable.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 01:06:00 PM

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian was sent off in the Hammers' 0-0 draw against Southampton.

The goalkeeper was sent off for handling the ball outside of the area but West Ham were able to hold off a strong Southampton push at the end of the match. Adrian will serve a one match ban when West Ham face West Brom in the FA Cup this weekend so he is not going to miss any more Premier League action due to it, which is great for fantasy owners. Southampton will want another crack at this match, but it's not over for them yet as they are still in the top four, a point ahead of Arsenal.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 05:00:00 PM