West Ham 1-0 Chelsea. By Paul Donovan at the London Stadium

That result left Conte's men 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, who are the clear favourites to win the title this season after a blistering start to the new campaign.

The England global moved to East London on the premise he would be a regular starter to cement his place as the Three Lions first choice keeper ahead of next summer's World Cup.

The 30-year-old was dropped in favour of Adrian for West Ham's surprising 1-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday (9 December), as the Hammers kept their first clean sheet in the Premier League since the end of September.

"I always have compassion for the players", he was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

"Joe is incredibly experienced, World Cup, Champions League football, ultimately he wants to play but I've got to do what's best for West Ham, pick the players I think will get us a result". "That's why it wasn't an easy decision".

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"We have been in good form of late which is why it's so disappointing to put in a performance like that". It's a manager's job. "For sure when you have to play after two days, you must be ready and smart to prepare for the game quickly", he commented.

Hart will be hoping to back in the starting lineup when West Ham welcome Arsenal to the London Stadium on Wednesday before they have a big game away at Stoke next weekend. "We have to try to freshen up and get the energy levels back up".

Huddersfield Town will be at home once again this weekend as they take on Chelsea. The best bet for this game is the under 2.5 goals since Huddersfield might just park the bus.

Five of the visitors' nine league away goals so far arrived in a single match against an Everton team in poor form under the doomed Ronald Koeman, while they have failed to strike a few times in any of their other seven games on the road. There could be an injury. So he's such an important player for us.

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