By Pranav Shahaney

11th Nov, 2021 | 3:10pm

Declan Rice likely to be fit for West Ham v Wolves

Declan Rice is expected to be back for the West Ham v Wolves clash post the international break, according to a report by Claret and Hugh.

The 22-year-old was called up for the Three Lions squad but was forced to withdraw from it due to an illness.

It’s now understood that he was ill even for the game against Liverpool and while he couldn’t join up his England teammates this week, he is likely to be fit in time for the Hammers’ next Premier League game.

Huge relief

Rice has been in incredible form for the last 18 months and there’s possibly not been a midfielder in the English top flight who’s been as consistent.

He has done everything David Moyes has asked of him and more, and is one of the driving forces behind the Hammers’ resurgence.

Without him, there appears to be a huge void in the West Ham side which only he seems to be capable of fitting.

Rice, who’s been labelled “magnificent” by Gary Lineker, knows exactly how Moyes wants to play and performs his role to the T.

He’s often played in an advanced position and has complemented Tomas Soucek perfectly.

There are hopes that he stays at the London Stadium for the foreseeable future, but with world-class performances every week, it’s hard to see the interest in his services dwindling.

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