Once a player leaves the Stamford bridge on loan, coming back to earn a spot isn’t so certain and guaranteed. It is more likely the club they got loaned to offer to make their loan a permanent deal. The quality in Chelsea doesn’t really allow for excess. Courtois, Matic and Terry are the only success stories in the first team as far as loan returnees are concerned. But Patrick Bamford, who currently play for Middlesbrough on loan from Chelsea hopes to earn a Chelsea recall too. In his words;
“I want to play for Chelsea and I’ve not given up on that yet. There’s a pressure to not only win the Premier League but also to make it to the finals of every cup that they’re in.
So there’s a pressure on them to go out and buy the best players in each division and I’ve got to be patient.”
The 21 year-old forward has been impressive this season, netting 17 goals in 38 Championship appearances for his side, and earning Middlesbrough a spot in the playoffs for a chance to play in the Premier League. Bradford, who joined Chelsea in 2012 from Nottingham Forest for 1.5 million pounds, has been on loan ever since. From MK Dons, Derby county and now Middlesbrough, he has acquired a wealth of non-topflight football experiences.
Everton, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are all hoping to get his services for the next summer, with Chelsea also keen on letting him go on loan to a Premier League side in order to gain firsthand experience. But as the Europe under-21 approaches by summer, the player is focusing his attention on it, and would like to return afterwards to discuss his future with Chelsea.
“After this [play-offs], I’m concentrating on the Euros with England so I think by the time I’m back from the Euros I can sit down with Chelsea and see what’s happening.”