Crystal Palace fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to have their say on Patrick Bamford’s return to Chelsea.
Bamford joined Palace from Premier League rivals Chelsea on a season-long loan deal in the summer transfer window.
The 22-year-old forward was expected to be a hit at Selhurst Park, but he failed to make a major impact.
The English youngster scored 16 goals and created 28 chances in 40 Championship appearances for Middlesbrough last season. At Palace, Bamford could make only six appearances in the Premier League this campaign.
The former Nottingham Forest prospect failed to score a single goal in those six matches, created two chances, had a pass accuracy of 65% and a shot accuracy of 100%, and won three headers.
Following his substitute appearance against Swansea City at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Monday afternoon, Bamford revealed that he was going back to Chelsea.
"That was my last game for Palace," the younger told BBC Sport. "If I were being honest, it has been terrible. No one wants to sit on the bench and not play. It was my decision. The gaffer hasn't actually spoken to me."
Bamford joined Chelsea back in January 2012, but he has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League for the Blues.
It remains to be seen what the London club’s interim manager Guus Hiddink does with Bamford, but it is clear that he is not going to play for Palace any more.
Palace fans have taken to Twitter to have their say on Bamford’s departure. Below are some of the best comments:
Bamford seems the sort of person that always gets what he wants and throws his toys out when things go his way... #cpfc— Brooksy (@Jadey_oxo) December 29, 2015
I wonder if Bamford had put away that chance he would have not thrown his toys out the pram and decide to quit? #cpfc— Mickey T (@Mickey_Tee74) December 29, 2015
Bamford is a petulant little so and so. Misses a glorious chance to become a Palace hero; throws toys out of pram and ends loan spell #CPFC— Kimberley Morris (@Kimmy_CPFC) December 29, 2015
Don't know the ins and outs of the Bamford situation, but I don't think we saw anything of what he is capable of for whatever reason. #CPFC— Dave (@DPMoore88) December 29, 2015