First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Declan Rice (Midfielder)

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Declan Rice

London, England
Squad Number: 41
Position: Midfielder
Born: 14th Jan 1999 (London, England)
Signed: 1st Jun 2016 (£0)
Contract: 5 years (signed December 2018)
Previous Club: Chelsea

KUMB Awards: Young Player of the Year 2017/18; Most Improved Player 2017/18.

Profile to follow soon...

 

Manchester United

2-0: Sunday, 22nd September

Frankly, it was too easy a game for Rice to really need to flourish, but that tackle on Rashford was really fantastic positional play and defensive awareness. Otherwise, Man United wanted to get the ball through midfield very quick and away from Rice. Doesnít give the ball away.

Aston Villa

0-0: Monday, 16th September

Another who was calmly and quietly doing his work until the red. Stepped up from there and nullified Villa.

Norwich City

2-0: Saturday, 31st August

Comfortably went about his work. A few fouls in there that were actually nice to see, a little bit imposing and done in the right areas.

Newport County

2-0: Tuesday, 27th August

Did not play.

Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August

His defensive display was good, winning battles often and taking the ball out of deep midfield with comfort. A few loose passes in there.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August

Quiet. Arguable that having an ever changing line of midfield partners isnít helping him.

Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August

There were some tackles in there that were excellent. But this was also a game where he made sloppy mistakes on the ball, the kind of passes and errors that a top side would look down upon. That these were notable, in a game where he still managed 91% pass accuracy, either suggests they were aberrations or the standards heís set have him then judged harshly.

Athletico Bilbao

2-2: Saturday, 3rd August

Not involved to any great degree, but put in some timely challenges today.

Hertha Berlin

5-3: Wednesday, 31st July

Neat and tidy, picked out some good passes. Appears to struggle a little without Mark Noble alongside him.

Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 27th July

Match notes to follow.

Newcastle United

0-1: Saturday, 20th July

Not involved to any great degree once again, as per the Man City test earlier in the week, but made a couple of vital interceptions.

Manchester City

1-4: Wednesday, 17th July

Not involved to any great degree but made several decent interceptions and kept it simple.

Watford

4-1: Sunday, 12th May

A quieter game for Declan, not that he did much of anything wrong. Had a truly incredible season.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 4th May

Not a glittering performance in the Rice repertoire, although one moment where he stepped forward, intercepted a pass then sprayed a ball wide to Anderson without a momentís hesitation was glorious. Forward passing is improving.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Saturday, 27th April

Not a glittering performance in the Rice repertoire, although one moment where he stepped forward, intercepted a pass then sprayed a ball wide to Anderson without a momentís hesitation was glorious. Forward passing is improving.

Leicester City

2-2: Saturday, 20th April

Leicester overran him midway through the second half, but he was doing a decent job in there.

Manchester United

1-2: Saturday, 13th April

Not a glittering performance in the Rice repertoire, although one moment where he stepped forward, intercepted a pass then sprayed a ball wide to Anderson without a momentís hesitation was glorious. Forward passing is improving.

Chelsea

0-2: Monday, 8th April

One of his poorer games. Loftus-Cheek, Hazard and Kante brushed past him on multiple occasions, and he didnít clear up as much because of it. Passed well in the second half, including a glorious volley across the pitch, but his performance nowhere near the high standards he has set.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 30th March

Even in a game where he isnít near his best, he makes so many fantastic challenges and interceptions. Not just easy ones, but ones that he has no right to win.

Huddersfield Town

4-3: Saturday, 16th March

Not near his best, with some uncharacteristically sloppy passing at times.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

Moments in the second half where he seemed exasperated by how bad his teammates were. Made some good challenges, struck the post, but not at his best.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

The 20-year-old surprisingly came closest to scoring. He could have perhaps done more to lift West Hamís poor performance.

Newcastle Utd

2-0: Saturday, 2nd March

If it was a chance to compare youngsters Rice and Longstaff, Declan won every round. Passed forward excellently, broke up passages of play in the middle, headed in the first goal.

Manchester City

0-1: Wednesday, 27th February

Not a glittering performance in the Rice repertoire, although one moment where he stepped forward, intercepted a pass then sprayed a ball wide to Anderson without a momentís hesitation was glorious. Forward passing is improving.

Fulham

3-1: Friday, 22nd February

6 tackles, 3 interceptions, again showing why Pellegrini (and all West Ham fans) calls him the best English holding midfielder. Although a little slow to start, he imposed himself as time went on.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Very quiet and didnít seem to keep up with the pace of the game.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Other than a few forward surges, a very low key contribution. Palace wanted to use the pace out wide and led to little for Rice to patrol centrally.

Liverpool

1-1: Monday, 4th February

Making the difficult look simple, his 8 tackles, 2 interceptions, 27 passes and growing ability to play forward were all evident.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-3: Tuesday, 29th January

A couple interceptions, but Jota was able to play in between midfield and defence far too easily and Rice is usually patrolling in there.

AFC Wimbledon

2-4: Saturday, 26th January

Did not play.

Bournemouth

0-2: Saturday, 19th January

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 12th January

Birmingham City

2-0: Saturday, 5th January

Neat, calm, controlled. Can be seen across the width of West Hamís half making interceptions and winning the ball.

Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Wednesday, 2nd January

Burnley

0-2: Sunday, 30th December

Southampton

2-1: Thursday, 27th December

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 22nd December

Fulham

2-0: Saturday, 15th December

Crystal Palace

3-2: Saturday, 8th December

Comfortable and controlled, his recent displays have involved more marches forward. So assured for someone so young, the sky's the limit.

Cardiff City

3-1: Tuesday, 4th December

Newcastle United

3-0: Saturday, 1st December

Always effective, minimum of fuss, one of the first names on the teamsheet.

Manchester City

0-4: Saturday, 24th November

Often tidying up for others, didnít look out of place on or off the ball. He looked more suited to as side as good as theirs than a side like us.

Huddersfield Town

1-1: Saturday, 10th November

Given little chance to shine today due to the close and urgent attention of Huddersfield's midfield.

Burnley

4-2: Saturday, 3rd November

Maturing with every week - but still without a new contract.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-3: Wednesday, 31st October

Leicester City

1-1: Saturday, 27th October

Started well but was forced to exert greater influence once Mark Noble foolishly saw red. And he did, with aplomb.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 20th October

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-1: Friday, 5th October

Manchester United

3-1: Saturday, 29th September

Another superb effort from the young Irish (as things stand) international. Made a number of important and timely interceptions whilst picking out some great passes.

Macclesfield Town

8-0: Wednesday, 26th September

Did not play.

Chelsea

0-0: Sunday, 23rd September

His best performance in central midfield since being re-utilised there. Some great interceptions and passing to boot.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 16th September

Did not play.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 1st September

Did not play.

AFC Wimbledon

3-1: Tuesday, 28th August

Grooming the teenager as a future defensive midfieder will take time - and on reflection, Pellegrini may well agree that today probably wasn't the best occasion on which to gain experience.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 12th August

Grooming the teenager as a future defensive midfieder will take time - and on reflection, Pellegrini may well agree that today probably wasn't the best occasion on which to gain experience.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 13th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester United

0-0: Thursday, 10th May

Comments to follow.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 5th May

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-4: Sunday, 29th April

Comments to follow.

Arsenal

1-4: Sunday, 22nd April

Comments to follow.

Stoke City

1-1: Monday, 16th April

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-1: Sunday, 8th April

Comments to follow.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 31st March

(Replaced Arnautovic) Saw the game out for a little more first team experience.

Burnley

0-3: Saturday, 10th March

(Replaced Arnautovic) Saw the game out for a little more first team experience.

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 3rd March

(Replaced Arnautovic) Saw the game out for a little more first team experience.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 24th February

(Replaced Arnautovic) Saw the game out for a little more first team experience.

Watford

2-0: Saturday, 10th February

(Replaced Arnautovic) Saw the game out for a little more first team experience.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

Held the line well but was far from his best.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

Held the line well but was far from his best.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Tuesday, 30th January

Comments to follow.

Bournemouth

1-1: Saturday, 20th January

(Replaced Kouyate) Filled in for Cresswell nicely in the last few minutes making a couple of good tackles and clearances.

Shrewsbury Town

1-0: Tuesday, 16th January

An incredibly mature performance from the youngster. His decision-making was spot on and produced numerous crucial blocks and accurate tackles.

Huddersfield Town

4-1: Saturday, 13th January

(Replaced Lanzini) More valubale match minutes and experience for young Declan.

Shrewsbury Town

0-0: Sunday, 7th January

Comments to follow.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-1: Thursday, 4th January

An incredibly mature performance from the youngster. His decision-making was spot on and produced numerous crucial blocks and accurate tackles.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd January

(Replaced Cresswell) Put in a brilliant shift. Made some very important tackles, provided excellent cover for Arnautovic and was very good himself when going forward not afraid to take on a player.

Bournemouth

3-3: Tuesday, 26th December

Very decent in defence, not at all carried away by the occasion. Already a very mature player.

Arsenal

0-1: Tuesday, 19th December

Comments to follow.

Stoke City

3-0: Saturday, 16th December

(Replaced Noble) Comments to follow.

Arsenal

0-0: Wednesday, 13th December

Did not play.

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 9th December

Did not play.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 3rd December

Comments to follow.

Everton

0-4: Wednesday, 29th November

(Replaced Reid) Comments to follow.

Leicester City

1-1: Friday, 24th November

Did not play.

Watford

0-2: Sunday, 19th November

Did not play.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 4th November

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-2: Wednesday, 25th October

Comments to follow.

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 30th September

Injured during warm-up.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 23rd September

Injured during warm-up.

Bolton Wanderers

3-0: Tuesday, 19th September

Comments to follow.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

Injured during warm-up.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

Injured during warm-up.

Huddersfield Town

2-0: Monday, 11th September

Barely featured.

Newcastle United

0-3: Saturday, 26th August

Comments to follow.

Cheltenham Town

2-0: Wednesday, 23rd August

Another consistent performance from the academy starlet. Always asking for the ball, tracking back and coming out on top in crucial duels. A great shout for Man of the Match.

Southampton

2-3: Saturday, 19th August

A few stray passes early on but settled down to have a decent game.

Manchester United

0-4: Sunday, 13th August

(Replaced Noble)

Manchester City

0-3: Friday, 4th August

(Replaced Obiang) A shing light in yesterday's 1-0 defeat, he enjoyed a decent cameo here too.

Altona 93

3-3: Tuesday, 1st August

(Replaced Obiang) A shing light in yesterday's 1-0 defeat, he enjoyed a decent cameo here too.

Werder Bremen

2-2: Saturday, 29th July

(Replaced Obiang) A shing light in yesterday's 1-0 defeat, he enjoyed a decent cameo here too.

Werder Bremen

0-1: Friday, 28th July

Rice continues to impress - one of just three players to last the full 90 minutes.

Fulham

2-1: Thursday, 20th July

Replaced at half time by Reece Burke.

Burnley

2-1: Sunday, 21st May

(Replaced Fernandes) A couple of good touches in a brief cameo. Hopefully first of many for the lad.

Burnley

2-1: Sunday, 21st May

(Replaced Fernandes) Ended an excellent season on loan with his first team Hammers debut.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 14th May

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Friday, 5th May

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Friday, 5th May

Did not play.
Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.

Declan Rice did not play for West Ham during this season.