Is David Moyes making mistake with selection decision for West Ham cup tie?

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Bet365 Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

David Moyes has confirmed that West Ham United will start their Carabao Cup tie with Joe Hart in goal.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Bet365 Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

As reported by the London Evening Standard, David Moyes has confirmed that Joe Hart will start West Ham's Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with Arsenal on Tuesday after Adrian established himself as the Hammers' number one in the Premier League in recent times.

The Spaniard has been excellent lately. In his four top flight appearances this term - which have included games against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal - he has conceded just two goals, keeping three clean sheets in that run to help the Irons lift themselves out of the relegation zone.

West Ham United's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian celebrates after West Ham United's Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna (unseen) scored the opening goal during the English Premier League football...

Hart meanwhile, has endured a pretty miserable time since arriving on loan from Manchester City, having had to pick the ball out of his net on 30 occasions already this year.

Therefore, it is probably no surprise that Hart is set to be between the sticks for the trip to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday - but perhaps that is the wrong decision.

Joe Hart of West Ham United warms up prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London, England.

With West Ham showing such encouraging signs right now, putting out their strongest side and doing everything they can to reach the semi-final of the competition may perhaps be a smart move from Moyes to try and keep as much momentum as possible heading into the Christmas period, and right now, their strongest side sees Adrian selected in goal.

Moyes has certainly proved a lot of his doubters wrong during his time in charge at the London Stadium, so perhaps Hart will go on to play a blinder and suddenly West Ham will be in an even better position, but there will surely be some supporters who travel to the game who will need to be convinced that selecting Hart is the right decision.

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