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Moyes ‘decided’ over West Ham keepers

PUBLISHED: 15:16 08 December 2017

West Ham United goalkeeper Joe Hart (pic Adam Davy/PA)

West Ham United goalkeeper Joe Hart (pic Adam Davy/PA)

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West Ham United boss David Moyes looks set to drop Joe Hart, putting the England goalkeeper’s World Cup ambitions in serious jeopardy.

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium (pic Martin Rickett/PA)West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium (pic Martin Rickett/PA)

Hart’s form for West Ham has been unconvincing this season so his understudy Adrian is in contention to start against Chelsea on Saturday.

The Spaniard impressed against Manchester City last weekend after stepping in when Hart was ineligible to face his parent club.

With Hart also under pressure for his Three Lions number one spot from Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland, losing his club place could leave his Russia 2018 hopes in tatters.

Hammers manager Moyes said: “I’ll keep my team until tomorrow. But I have made a decision in my own mind.”

As for whether he had discussed that decision with Hart, Moyes added: “I would always try to speak to the players. There are some occasions you should speak to them and others there is no need to.

“It is a good problem for West Ham. I don’t know if it is a good problem going into the World Cup.

“I would like those problems in a few other positions. I am happy having the two of them.”

West Ham skipper Mark Noble is another casualty of Moyes’ arrival at the London Stadium.

The long-serving midfielder was a favourite of previous manager Slaven Bilic but has not made an appearance since the Scot’s first game in charge, last month’s 2-0 defeat at Watford, and was not even in the squad at City.

“Mark is really influential, he’s great around the club,” added Moyes.

“But he is not guaranteed. No one is guaranteed. We have to find a way of winning. I want to pick the players who are in form.”

Champions Chelsea make the trip from west to east London lying in third and looking to move level with Manchester United, who face leaders City on Sunday.

“I’m not a Chelsea expert but how they played last year was fantastic,” said Moyes.

“A slow start to the season might have caught them out a little bit but on their day they are a match for anyone.”

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