That kit is for decoration only – Patrick Bamford has yet to appear in a match for Chelsea. Will he finally make his Premier League debut this year?
Maybe one day Patrick Bamford will make an appearance for Chelsea, but it won’t be this year as the Blues have once again loaned him out.
According to the Metro, Chelsea have loaned out the 21-year-old English striker to Crystal Palace – his fourth loan spell since Chelsea bought him from Nottingham Forrest in £1.5 million in 2012. Though Bamford has yet to make a senior appearance for Chelsea, he has been very successful in his time with Milton Keynes Dons, Derby County and Middlesbrough.
Bamford has 44 goals over the last two seasons. Last year, after scoring a career-high 17 league goals for Middlesbrough he was named the Football League Championship Player of the Year. Unfortunately, Middlesbrough fell short of earning promotion to the Premier League after losing to Norwich City in the 2015 Football League play-offs.