Danny Gabbidon took to Twitter last night and picked West Ham ace Declan Rice as his Hammer of the Year.

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It will be a close run competition this season, with Rice, Angelo Ogbonna and Michail Antonio all in the race to win the award.

The 21-year-old England international has been absolutely superb for West Ham this season.

The talented defensive midfielder has played every single minute of the Hammers’ Premier League campaign so far this term.

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

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In those outings, he has averaged 3.1 tackles, 2.1 interceptions and 1.4 clearances per game. Rice has made an average of 44.9 passes per match with an impressive completion rate of 85.8% (Who Scored).

The former Chelsea youth prospect is David Moyes’ most valuable player and he is indispensable to West Ham.

And Gabbidon thinks Rice deserves to pick up the award for being the Hammer’s best and most consistent player this season:

 

It is hard to argue with Gabbidon. Rice has been truly exceptional. There will be plenty of people voting for Ogbonna and Antonio at the same time as well, however.

The Italian centre-back has been a rock for the Hammers this season, and he is actually getting better with age.

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

Antonio, meanwhile, has almost single handedly dragged West Ham to safety.

But taking everything into consideration, it is hard to argue a case against Rice. The 21-year-old is simply the best. And he has been on another level this season.

The England international would be a deserving winner of the Hammer of the Year award in my opinion.

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