Sky Sports have picked Declan Rice as West Ham United’s MVP this season, and some rivals fans have taken to Twitter in reaction.

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The 21-year-old has been brilliant for the Hammers over the past two seasons.

He has arguably been West Ham’s most consistent performer this season.

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

Many Hammers fans would argue that Angelo Ogbonna has actually been their side’s best player this season, however.

Rice is surely in the top two though, and there will be plenty of fans who think the seven-capped England international has been West Ham’s numero uno this term.

Some rivals fans took to Twitter in reaction to Sky Sports selecting Rice as the Hammers player of the season, however, suggesting that the midfielder is overrated…

 

David Moyes clearly loves Rice. And he is incredibly important to West Ham.

So the fans of rival clubs either haven’t watched many Hammers games this season, or they are simply just trying to get a rise out of the West Ham fans.

Stats

The 21-year-old has made 100 appearances for the Hammers, racking up two goals and three assists in the process (Transfermarkt).

In 90 Premier League appearances for West Ham, the seven-capped England international has racked up 221 tackles, 140 interceptions, 165 clearances and 610 ball recoveries (premierleague.com).

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Declan Rice (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

He has won 57% of his individual duals and 54% of his aerial battles (premierleague.com).

It is imperative that West Ham keep hold of Rice, if they want to make real progress over the next few years.

Sky Sports claimed last month that Chelsea are plotting a move to sign the seven capped England international, however.

And the Hammers will have to fight tooth and nail to keep hold of their prized asset.

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