Tottenham-owned Dele Alli raves about Chelsea's Patrick Bamford, Mourinho should listen

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Tottenham Hotspur-owned midfielder Dele Alli has been singing the praises of Chelsea prospect Patrick Bamford, but will Jose Mourinho listen?

Spurs-owned MK Dons midfielder Alli talked up former teammate Bamford to TheFA.com following their impressive Football League award wins.

The 19-year-old, who claimed to be honoured by his Young Player of the Year accolade, talked up fellow nominee Bamford as a player he rates highly.

‘’It was a real honour to win it – especially with the players that I was up against in Patrick [Bamford] and Nathan Redmond,’’ explained Alli.

‘’They’re great players, and from playing with Patrick last season, I know just how good he is, so it was a great honour and achievement for me.’’

The Chelsea youngster didn’t have long to mull over his loss to Alli in the Football League’s Young Player of the Year award category as he was shortly named the Championship’s Player of the Year as voted by the managers.

The Lincolnshire-born forward has been outstanding for Middlesbrough this season and has already netted 17 goals with two Championship games remaining.

What next for Patrick Bamford at Chelsea?

The comments from Alli reflect the opinion of many critics and supporters who have watched the talented forward this season, so will Mourinho give him a chance?

At 21, the former Nottingham Forest trainee can’t be classed as an up-and-coming prospect at Chelsea anymore as Dominic Solanke, Tammy Abraham and Izzy Brown all wait in the wings for a chance of their own.

Mourinho will have to make a big decision on Bamford this summer, as another loan spell could effectively see him go the same way as Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne.

It's up to Bamford to prove that he isn’t another good player who will eventually be phased out of Chelsea due to the competition and he is a striker that, like Harry Kane has, can step up to the Premier League quickly and take it by storm.

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