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West Ham fans want Declan Rice to start against Everton

West Ham fans want Declan Rice to start against Everton

West Ham United have started their season in a rotten run of form which has seen their pre-season optimism evaporate and evoke the familiar feeling of discontent which has plagued the club since they arrived at the London Stadium. 

4 games, 4 defeats, 10 goals conceded and 2 goals scored was hardly how the supporters had envisaged their opening to the campaign after West Ham’s extravagant summer spending spree. Manuel Pellegrini’s popularity is already beginning to rapidly diminish but he could transform the feeling in East London with a victory over Everton on Sunday afternoon.

Ahead of the fixture a handful of supporters have been discussing the potential starting eleven and making suggestions regarding their preferred lineup.

And despite the headline dominating controversy regarding his international future, the supporters are eager to see Declan Rice make only his second league appearance of the season.

Rice became a huge fan favourite last season for his determined performances under David Moyes, but he has been absent since he was dragged off at half-time against Liverpool on the opening day of the season.

But with Carlos Sanchez and Pedro Obiang struggling to impress in midfield, the supporters want to see Pellegrini restore Rice to the starting eleven on Sunday to offer defensive protection for the back-four.

Here’s what the West Ham fans have had to say about Rice starting this weekend…

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