The 25-year-old oozed class and always had time on the ball in the final third, while Rice commanded control of the base of West Ham's midfield operation.
West Ham arrived on the south coast looking for an immediate positive reaction after Watford had put pay to their recent winning sequence.
"I finalised the deal on Christmas Day and have been working to get the paperwork done as quickly as possible".
Perhaps subconsciously Arnautovic's return to the side saw his teammates do less running than they have been having grown used to the striker doing a lot of the so-called dirty work. The margins we kept so tight last season always gave us a chance.
West Ham United suffered a surprise 2-0 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon, and after the defeat their fans were unable to hide their frustration with one of their defenders.
Hart has arguably been Burnley's most consistent performer this term, but Heaton's reinstatement to the team seemed to settle the hosts' defence, and that wonderful late stop from Carroll's header may mean that the former Manchester City goalkeeper is set for a spell on the bench.
Vestergaard is expecting a hard match against West Ham, whose four-game winning run came to an end with a home defeat by Watford last Saturday.
And Fabianski admitted Hart's desire for regular football shows his no-fear approach.
Boss Dyche said: "All games are important". Sure, it would be great to get Michy into East London but this is a move that should be revisited in the summer when prices aren't as inflated and teams can evaluate entire seasons of play.
"I'm happy", Pellegrini said.
"It's very lonely being a goalkeeper, sometimes there are some very lonely, sad moments but that is the life of being a goalkeeper". But, if those margins go the wrong way, you can be out of a game before you're in it. Anderson unleashed a fierce right-footed strike from fully twenty-five yards which simple whistled beyond McCarthy, much to the delight of some 3,000 travelling Hammers supporters. With the players we've got out injured to come back in, we've definitely got to be aiming high. He's good at that, he's a clever player and he's got some ability and quality.
Those two results have lifted the side out of the relegation zone and three points clear of the bottom three, allowing Saints fans to look up rather than down.
"As a group we have a strong mentality, strong character and we don't dwell on the players we are missing".
He hasn't had any problems, he has just been focusing on playing.