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West Ham midfielder Rice playing for the badge amid Chelsea speculation

West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice believes the most important thing to do is play for the badge.

Rice was in outstanding form as the Hammers dismantled Wolves 4-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.

He was the captain for the game, as Mark Noble was on the bench.

Rice was delighted to help get the club's first league win of the campaign.

"When I stood here after Newcastle, saying we couldn't have played any poorer," Rice told BBC Sport post-game.

"Now two weeks in a row we have seen a massive reaction.

"It could easily have been 6 or 7-0. I am buzzing with the performance.

"Our manager has tested positive for the Covid, so the backroom staff have taken over. I can't be any happier for the staff tonight.

"We turn up in the big games all the time. Playing for this badge...that is what the fans want."

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