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Chelsea transfer target Declan Rice has hinted he could remain at West Ham after admitting West Ham is ‘a special place to play’.
Rice scored his third goal of the season as West Ham beat Aston Villa 4-1 on Sunday to move 4th in the Premier League, level on points with 3rd place Manchester City.
“It’s a special group at the minute, a special environment,” Rice told Sky Sports. “We wake up looking forward to training. Every game, we’ve been in it until the end.
“It’s a special place to play. We’re over the moon. We are joint third. The big question people asked before the season was whether we could do it again.
“We’ve found out we can. But still a lot more games to go. This is the level, the standard. We can’t drop if we want to be a big team.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea fans have urged club director Marina Granovskaia to bring back Rice to Chelsea after another impressive display from the West Ham midfielder against Aston Villa.