Journalist raves about ‘tremendous’ rice display

West Ham United star Declan Rice has received genuine praise from the media for his display against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

The Lowdown: West Ham battle to draw…

The Hammers suffered a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge this afternoon with a disjointed and rather unentertaining first half that quickly gave way to a much more exciting second half.

It took just over an hour for West Ham to grab the game’s first goal with striker Michail Antonio tucking in an assist from Rice from close range.

However, strikes from Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz gave the home side a late comeback, with Irons summer signing Maxwel Cornet also having a dramatic late equalizer ruled out by VAR.

The latest: Rice praised…

In the disappointing defeat, Sportnet journalist Satiar Shah singled out Rice for his praise, with the England star once again impressing in burgundy and blue.

Indeed, the 23-year-old played heavy-handed in West Ham’s only goal of the game and finished the 90 minutes as SofaScore’s highest-rated Hammers player, winning 5/6 of his duels on the ground ( 83%).

Shah declared:

“Declan Rice is terrific, I can’t believe some people aren’t rating him.”

The verdict: Crucial player…

Rice is one of Moyes’ most crucial assets and the club will certainly not want to lose him, whether in January or next summer.

He was among West Ham’s star men in 2021/22, making more interceptions per 90 than anyone else in their team and proving a consistently reliable presence in the middle of the park (WhoScored).

Irons fans are hoping their team’s form can improve while showing Rice he can win silverware at the London Stadium.