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.

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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.

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Declan Rice (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

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.

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Declan Rice (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

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…

 

And the tweets kept coming…

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