West Ham United saw their side continue their turnaround since the international break with a 0-0 draw against Chelsea at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon and after the match their supporters rushed onto social media to rave about one man who stood out.

The Hammers were looking to back up their success at Everton last weekend with their first home win of the campaign against their rivals from the West side of London but although they couldn’t come away with a victory, they were the first team to take points off of the Blues this season which was very much a positive.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men should actually have taken all three points but were thwarted by a horrendous miss from close range from summer signing Andriy Yarmolenko, who headed a gilt edged opportunity wide when he looked easier to score.

That was unfortunate for the Hammers in what was otherwise a very encouraging performance from a well-drilled, extremely strongly organised unit.

Although they were unable to find the net in the game there were plenty of things for West Ham supporters to be optimistic about after the contest, not least the performance of their academy product Declan Rice.

The defender, who can also operate as a midfielder, as he showed in this game, has been in the news due to his international status in recent weeks but he gave a calm and assured performance which was beyond his 19 years.

He provided a shield to the defence to deny Chelsea opening the Hammers back line up as regularly as they would have liked, as the youngster showed why there is plenty of talk about him.

West Ham fans were certainly taken in by his performance as they reacted to it after the final whistle, with many demanding the teenager is offered a new deal as a matter of urgency.

Here are some of their messages:


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