Declan Rice was superb for West Ham against Chelsea last night. And some Blues have fans have pleaded with Frank Lampard to sign the 21-yer-old at the end of this season.
The seven-capped England international dominated Chelsea’s midfield last night.
The Hammers ace made five tackles and won six out of nine individual duals. He made three clearances, 11 ball recoveries, and made 31 passes with an impressive completion rate of 90% (Football Critic).
Rice next in line to arrive at Chelsea?
Frank Lampard has already set about bolstering his ranks at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner will be arriving in west London at the end of this season.
And some Chelsea fans have pleaded with Lampard to dip into the market yet again. They want Rice signed up.
The West Ham youngster has played in central midfield for the past two-and-a-half seasons. But he can also operate in central defence.
Versatility in abundance
Lampard will surely be looking to bolster his central defensive ranks this summer. And with N’Golo Kante being linked with Real Madrid (AS), a deep-lying central midfielder could be on the 42-year-old wish-list as well.
Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Fiyako Tomori and Kurt Zouma have all flattered to deceive at centre-back this season.
It would be fair to suggest that Rice would be a huge upgrade on all four of those names. It could also be argued that the 21-year-old West Ham man would add a lot of quality to Chelsea’s midfield as well.
David Moyes will be desperate to keep the young star at the London Stadium, however. In fact, it could cost as much as £80 million to prise him away from the Hammers (Daily Star).
And if truth be known, that could end up being decent business for the Blues.
Here are some of the best tweets from Chelsea fans pleading with Lampard to bring Rice to Stamford Bridge this summer…
Yes please. He dominated us yesterday and check his stats. He has been carrying this west ham team.
— Omar Shalaby (@OmarSha92343288) July 2, 2020
guy literally trashed our midfield home-away this season and still people say championship level player lmao
— Vyze (@Vyze20) July 2, 2020
I’m not against this idea anymore. He’s impressed against us twice last season and last week when he played Spurs.
— Super Frank Era (@SuperFrankEra) July 2, 2020
It might trigger some of the Chelsea fanbase but I don’t wanna hear anymore disrespect to Declan Rice. Was absolutely class, is captaining West Ham at 21 & has beaten Chelsea twice this season.
I’d take him at LCB over Rüdiger in a heartbeat.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) July 1, 2020
Let’s swap him with rudiger, heck chuck an extra 50mil,just get that man out of our club
— london is foreverblue (@LForeverblue) July 2, 2020
Just go in big. One offer take it or leave it. If its a No move on & find someone else. Frank knows Roudiger is no good in a Two at the back Conta knew it as well.
— Eric Hutchon (@hutchon_eric) July 2, 2020
Unless Koulibaly drops his age to 25/26 and becomes cheaper there is literally no better option and Rice is a leader himself
— Thabo the R E X. (@thabo_therex) July 2, 2020
@_DeclanRice 🙏can you please come to @chelseafc and change our defensive problem? Honestly if you have the zeal to help us out, my manager must surely come for you because he needs those willing to play for the badge. You can do this bro👏.
— iyke O paul (@iykepaul263) July 2, 2020
And the tweets kept coming…
This guy is needed at the bridge
— ZiyechEra (@EraZiyech) July 2, 2020
I do want Declan Rice at Chelsea tho
— Lukas (@LukasCFCLAL) July 2, 2020
Kai Havertz, Milinkovic Savic Sergej and Declan Rice will take us far . WE ARE CHELSEA
— DJETTE DJORO BERTIN (@BertinDjoro) July 2, 2020
I’d go for Declan Rice if I’m honest young, strong, good on the ball and a Leader we’re cry out for a player like him
— Darren Brennan (@chels_dar) July 1, 2020
Call me crazy but @ChelseaFC at the very least get me Declan Rice at Centre back.
— Riley (@rileycfc) July 1, 2020
Just goes to show that most of these so called “No Declan Rice to Chelsea” merchants haven’t got a clue. I want him at the club. I think he could transform our defence.
— Chelsea FC Obviously (@ObviouslyCFC) July 1, 2020