Danny Murphy believes Declan Rice will discover it arduous to show down an emotional return to Chelsea this summer season.
Nevertheless, he warned the West Ham United midfielder to not count on to begin for Frank Lampard’s males in his most well-liked place.
Rice has developed right into a key participant for the Hammers ever since being deployed in an unfamiliar holding midfield function by former boss Manuel Pellegrini at first of final season.
Since then, the 21-year-old has change into a mainstay for Gareth Southgate in England’s midfield and now captains the membership aspect when Mark Noble just isn’t on the pitch.
Rice got here by way of Chelsea’s academy and was launched on the age of 14, earlier than West Ham snapped him up and turned the Blues fan right into a mainstay of their engine room.
However The Instances declare Lampard desires to carry him again to Stamford Bridge to play with finest pal Mason Mount and Murphy insists this shall be arduous for the versatile star to show down.
Murphy stated on White and Sawyer: “I don’t suppose it’s straightforward to articulate the significance of supporting a membership while you’re a toddler after which having the chance to play for them.
“I’ve been in that place and may you think about being in that place after your dream being shattered?
“After which having the chance once more!”
Reviews recommend Lampard sees Rice as a centre-back, which is the place he honed his expertise for years within the East Finish.
And Murphy believes studies of Rice being utilized in a again three make extra sense as he can not see the previous centre-back dislodging the present Chelsea midfielders.
“The one factor is, should you take a look at Chelsea’s predicament,” he added. “Within the midfield space of Jorginho, Kovacic and Kante – Declan could be going ‘except they removed one or two of these, I gained’t be enjoying midfield’.
“Though he may compete with them, they wouldn’t spend that a lot on a participant simply to have one other central midfielder.”