One goal, five shots on target: Chelsea's Patrick Bamford impresses for Middlesbrough

Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford impressed for loan club Middlesbrough in their victory over Derby County.

Patrick Bamford came back to haunt his former loan club Derby County, when he netted in Middlesbrough's 2-0 win on Saturday.

The young Chelsea forward is developing quite the reputation during a series of temporary stints away from Stamford Bridge, and after scoring eight times while at Derby, Bamford's latest goal for Boro means he now has eight goals in just 16 appearances this season.

Bamford's latest strike means he has scored six goals in his last seven games and at this rate there is no telling just how good the 21-year-old can become.

Chelsea have a number of quality forwards ahead of him in the pecking order but not many of their current loan stars are of the goal-scoring variety, so Bamford may have a chance under Jose Mourinho sooner rather than later.

On Saturday the Chelsea loanee had six shots - five of which were on target, leading to an on-target shooting accuracy of 83 per cent. 

  Passing AccuracyGoalsShotsShots on TargetOn-target Shooting AccuracyMins Played
Patrick Bamford 67% 1 6 5 83% 74

Bamford will have to work on his passing accuracy, which was just 67 per cent, but there is no doubt he is a real threat in front of goal and he is becoming more effective with age.

Chelsea may never find a place for him in their starting line-up, but for his sake one hopes they do, if only to see if he really does have what it takes to succeed at the Blues.

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