West Ham United star Declan Rice has received high praise from Chelsea legend John Terry after he played a big role in the win over Sheffield United last weekend. John Terry praised the performance of Declan Rice during the Sheffield United game in the Premier League last week Monday on Instagram in response to the post made by Declan Rice. The West Ham skipper for the game had posted how he opened the scoring for the Hammers in the 3-0 hammering of bottom team Sheffield United. Mark Noble is the current West Ham United skipper but Rice is his deputy and he wears the armband since Noble is not a regular feature in the West Ham United starting XI.

Declan Rice broke the deadlock for West Ham United against visitors Sheffield United from the penalty spot towards the end of the first half. New signing Jesse Lingard had won the penalty and he wanted to take it before Declan Rice asked the Manchester United loanee to leave it for him since he's the designated penalty taker on the pitch in the absence of Mark Noble. That penalty was the first of the season for the Hammers.

John Terry knows a lot about Declan Rice, who can play as a centre back or as a central midfielder. John Terry was the Chelsea skipper when Declan Rice was released by the club. He signed for the Hammers on a free transfer and he has been in excellent form for the London club fighting with bigger teams in the quest to qualify for Champions League football next season. Apart from Declan Rice, the other goalscorersagainst Sheffield United were IssaDiop and right-back Ryan Fredericks, who came on as a second half substitute. The two goals came in the second half. The 3-0 win at home to Sheffield United preceded the impressive 2-1 home win over Jose Mourinho’sTottenham Hotspur. The win over Spurs took West Ham United into the driving seat for fourth place and a Champions League spot at the end of this campaign.