'Feel bad for West Ham': Some Chelsea fans react to Declan Rice's comments

A few Chelsea supporters on social media managed to show some empathy towards West Ham United followers after Declan Rice’s recent comments.

In an interview with the Independent, Rice revealed the conversation he had with Mason Mount straight after his Champions League win.

“But we’ve got to be a bit careful because people will say we’re in love,” said West Ham’s roving midfielder.

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“Every time we FaceTime, all of his team-mates jump in and say: ‘You two need to stop talking to each other.’”

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

Rice, who remains a transfer target for Chelsea, has never kept his friendship with Mount a secret.

He also has regularly commented on Chelsea’s progress this season.

But a handful of Blues fans felt this latest statement was a step too far and shared a moment of solidarity with their Hammers equivalents.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/DuchessShire/status/1402753727908532226?s=20

Hammers heartache

It probably pains West Ham enough to know that Chelsea are still interested in signing Rice this summer, according to the Telegraph.

At one stage, following Frank Lampard’s dismissal, it seemed the Blues chase had fizzled out.

But Thomas Tuchel has seemingly reignited the flame and would like to bring the 22-year-old to Stamford Bridge.

However, the Hammers faithful could definitely do without Rice constantly voicing his love for Mount and in turn, fuelling the Chelsea links further.

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Race to sign Rice

David Moyes has previously insisted he does not want to sell the England international. Especially as his side are about to embark on a Europa League campaign.

West Ham have already fought off one attempt from Marina Granovskaia, who might not be willing to meet the potential £90m (Telegraph) fee for Rice.

But if the Blues board are serious about competing for the Premier League, then they may need to delve into their pockets to appease Tuchel’s transfer desires.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.