Chelsea interim manager, Guus Hiddink has made the returning Patrick Bamford train with the U21s in order to prove himself at the club.
According to ESPN, Hiddink wants Bamford to prove himself with the youngsters, before having a chance with the first-team. The striker will be training with the U21s until his next move is decided.
When Hiddink was asked about whether he would use Bamford in the first-team squad, he replied with this:
Bamford hardly played for Palace, so first he has to prove himself with the under-21s and make a step. Then we’ll see what can happen.
Reports have suggested the striker could stay at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place, but Bamford failed to even make the bench against Scunthorpe on Sunday, despite Chelsea’s striker ‘crisis’. A hint that he could be moving elsewhere.
If Bamford makes an appearance for Chelsea this season, that would rule him out of another loan move for the rest of the season as you can only play for a maximum of two teams in one season.
Should Bamford be getting a chance at Chelsea?