West Ham United star Declan Rice has received real praise from the media for his display against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
The Lowdown: West Ham battle to draw…
The Hammers fell to a 2-1 Premier League loss at Stamford Bridge this afternoon with a scrappy and rather unentertaining first half soon giving way to a much more exciting second period.
It took just over an hour for West Ham to grab the opening goal of the game with striker Michail Antonio bundling home a Rice assist from close range.
However, strikes from Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz gifted the home side a late comeback, with Irons summer signing Maxwel Cornet also having a dramatic late equaliser ruled out through VAR.
The Latest: Rice praised…
During the disappointing loss, journalist Satiar Shah of Sportnet singled out Rice for praise with the England star impressing in claret and blue yet again.
Indeed, the 23-year-old played a heavy hand in West Ham’s only goal of the game and finished the 90 mins as SofaScore’s highest rated Hammers player, winning 5/6 of his ground duels (83%).
“Declan Rice is terrific, can’t believe some don’t rate him.”
The Verdict: Crucial player…
Rice is one of Moyes’ most crucial assets and the club definitely will not want to lose him, either in January or next summer.
He was among West Ham’s star men in 2021/2022, making more interceptions per 90 than anyone in their squad and proving an ever-reliable presence in the middle of the park (WhoScored).
Irons supporters will be hoping their side’s form can improve whilst showing Rice he can win silverware at the London Stadium.
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