West Ham boss David Moyes singled out one West Ham player for praise after our drab 0-0 draw with Burnley yesterday, as quoted by Football.London.

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The Hammers were pretty poor on the whole but Turf Moor is never an easy place to go is it.

Burnley make things incredible hard for any team that comes to their place and it was no different yesterday.

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West Ham huffed and puffed in the second-half but we just couldn’t find the breakthrough we needed.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

One player stood out from the rest…as per usual.

David Moyes raves about one West Ham player after Burnley draw

The 22-year-old was quite simply brilliant.

Rice took the game by the scruff of the neck in the second-half. Dec played with real energy, drive and passion and was the only Hammer who showed any kind of intent inside the final third, aside from Jarrod Bowen.

Moyes spoke to reporters after the game and singled out Rice for praise:

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“Declan was the one who raised the levels and the standards, took the fight to Burnley, certainly in the second half. Looked at one point as if he was going to waltz through everybody and score. He done great to try and find a way. I think he keeps trying to show in the final third, he was trying to make the difference for the team, but I think overall he played very well.”

Rice just keeps getting better and better. He is head and shoulders above every single West Ham player, week in, week out.

This team without Dec really would be very average at the moment. So we have to be thankful that we have him.

West Ham need Rice to be firing on all cylinders once again away at Arsenal on Wednesday night. A win would be massive at this stage of the season, especially after dropping points against Burnley yesterday and Brighton 12 days ago.

The 22-year-old Hammers star is a very special player. He makes us tick and drives us forward in every single game that he plays.

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Moyes’s comments on Rice yesterday highlighted just how important he is to West Ham. Let’s hope that we are able to maintain our place inside the top four and match his ambition by signing some top-class players in January.

Because the thought of losing Dec is a really scary one.

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