Bamford hints at potential Chelsea return

Patrick Bamford has suggested that he could one day return to Chelsea if he performs well at Middlesbrough.

The 23-year-old striker spent five years at Stamford Bridge, but he did not make a single competitive appearance for the West London outfit.

During that spell, the forward was shipped out on loan six times, and despite not becoming a regular feature for the Blues, they still made £10m in a sale to Boro.

Bamford joined Aitor Karanka’s side permanently on Wednesday after spending the 2014-15 campaign at Riverside, scoring 19 goals and winning Championship Player of the Year.

Since that loan stint, the forward has suffered a dip in form, having failed to score a single goal, but he is hopeful that he can revive his career back at Boro.

Despite sealing a permanent move away from Chelsea, Bamford has not ruled out going back to the West London outfit and finally making a Premier League appearance for the Blues.

In an interview with talkSPORT, the striker said:

“I’ve put Chelsea behind me now, but I really enjoyed working with the staff and the players there. I’ll remember my time there fondly.

“But I’m not closing the door on Chelsea. You never know what will happen in the future, depending on how well I do.”