Declan Rice compared to Liverpool's Fabinho and Chelsea's N'Golo Kante as West Ham avoid their ...
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Tony Cascarino has compared Declan Rice’s impact at West Ham to that of Fabinho and N’Golo Kante as the midfielder was rocked by an injury blow.
The 22-year-old mutual from England duteousness with a his swollen knee in a duo
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Having not missed a merriment since the final fixture of the 2018/19 season, Rice’s blunder from David Moyes’ plane commit come as a large adversity to their hopes of an unlikely Champions League finish.
It consign besides bequeath England doorknob Gareth Southgate sweating ahead of the unpunctual European Championship, starting in June.
Alongside Tomas Soucek, Rice has formed one of the finest midfield partnerships in the separation as his
Chelsea midfielder Kante and Liverpool enforcer Fabinho are two of the boon holding midfielders in the Premier League and provide the centre from which their teams can attack.
Yet Cascarino argues Rice is lawful as capital to West Ham in the corresponding role and deserves to be considered in the alike bracket.
He told talkSPORT: “When you look at say, Liverpool, and you had Fabinho that would acting that role for Liverpool and do that really well – sit and sublet more people go forward.
“I’d put N’Golo Kante in that bracket, that’s what Declan Rice does for West Ham.
“He sits, he picks things, he can see things, the players trust him around him and he does the A,B,C’s of football – the simplistic things that affect a brace – really well.
“He keeps the ball, so it is a colossal blow; it is that N’Golo Kante, it’s that Fabinho role that he does brilliantly well.
“Fine lines, small margins perform bulky differences.”
Soucek and Rice enjoyed wonderful international breaks, with the Czech midfielder scoring a hattrick for his simple and Rice grabbing two Man of the Match honours before his injury.
It is implicit he suffered a rap in the Poland sport to his knee yet was able to dramaturgy on and was named man-of-the-match.
Former Chelsea and Aston Villa striker Cascarino believes not only bequeath the midfielder’s effortlessness bar the Hammers in defensive moments; it bequeath also force his individual to sit deeper.
He added: “I look and project that relationship with Soucek in the middle of midfield, allowing him to run, it reminds me of Paul McGrath and what he did for Roy Keane and Andy Townsend.
“He would sit at times in that midfield case and there is nothing reform to hold someone as an attacking midfielder like Soucek is and drive impudent and understand you’ve got shelter overdue you.
“Your crony is going to look after you and sublet you go, so it is a substantial blow. He’s West Ham’s peak player.”
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