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.
Collymore was impressed with the performance of Rice and has spoken highly of the West Ham youngster on Twitter.
Chatted to Declan Rice post match. As you'd expect, super excited, level headed and feels he's got more to offer going forward.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 12, 2019
Lovely kid, can be whatever he wants in the game.
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.
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