Stan Collymore praises West Ham United youngster Declan Rice

Aaron Cresswell and Issa Diop of West Ham United celebrate with Declan Rice during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12, 2019 in...

Declan Rice played well for West Ham United against Arsenal at the weekend.

West Ham United's Declan Rice and Aaron Cresswell during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has spoken highly of West Ham United youngster Declan Rice on Twitter following the match against Arsenal at the weekend.

Rice, who can operate as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder, was superb in West Ham’s 1-0 win against Arsenal at the London Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

 

The 20-year-old scored the only goal of the match just three minutes into the second half, and the youngster also dominated proceedings in midfield.

According to WhoScored, Rice took two shots, had a pass accuracy of 85.4%, won two headers, and made two tackles and three interceptions and two clearances against Arsenal.

Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates with Declan Rice of West Ham United after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12, 2019 in...

Collymore was impressed with the performance of Rice and has spoken highly of the West Ham youngster on Twitter.

Promising talent

Rice is one of the best young defenders in the Premier League, and the performances of the youngster for West Ham so far this season have been very encouraging.

The versatile footballer does have a bright future ahead of him, and West Ham have a true gem on their hands.

West Ham United's Declan Rice and Pablo Zabaleta celebrate at the end of the game during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12,...

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