Lampard praises transfer target ‘Declan Rice’ ahead of London derby


Frank Lampard hails former Chelsea academy product and transfer target Declan Rice as the Blues prepare for London derby against West Ham.

While speaking to the press, former Hammers midfielder said that Stamford Bridge residents have no regrets about letting Rice go to West Ham.

“There are lots of stories like that and it shows the player’s strength of character. In terms of from our end, I certainly wouldn’t use the word ‘regret’ – our academy is one of the best in the world and you look at our first team now with the players that we have produced who are in and around that squad.”

On the back of two consecutive defeats, Chelsea have been pushed down to seventh in Premier League and only one point separates them and their Monday night’s opponents, West Ham.

The return of Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson Odoi is a major boost for West Londoners as Lampard confirms that both will be available for London Derby.

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Lampard's men will welcome West Ham on Monday evening
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