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Patrick Bamford set to return to Chelsea in January

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Chelsea youngster Patrick Bamford is looking to cut short his loan spell at Crystal Palace and will return to Stamford Bridge in January.

However the young English forward is expected to go back out on loan right away with Middlesbrough interested.

Bamford joined the Premier League outfit on loan this season in order to continue his development as a player.

However, Palace have been on a good run and Bamford has not had too many chances in the first team.

With Connor Wickham back from injury, the Chelsea youngster is likely to fall further down the pecking orders and is willing to move in January in search of regular playing time.

Bamford had an outstanding season in the Championship last year and finished as the player of the year. The Chelsea striker scored 19 goals in the Championship with Middlesbrough.

His performances for Middlesbrough last season has forced Karanka to consider bringing him back again and Bamford could be willing to return.

According to London24, Alan Pardew is willing to let go of Bamford but wants him to stay put till January so the Eagles can sort out a replacement for him.

Considering Chelsea’s goalscoring problems this season, would it be too bad to have a talented and hungry young striker like him at the club? or perhaps sending him back out on loan will benefit him long term.