Chelsea News: Patrick Bamford Loaned Out, Hazard Ban Stays At 3 Matches

Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford

Chelsea and England youngster Patrick Bamford is all set to play for Championship side MK Dons for the second time. The 19, year-old sealed a loan move yesterday which will see him leave Stamford Bridge until the end of this season. This will be Bamford’s second stint at MK Dons after his previous loan spell last Novemeber was cut short due to an injury he suffered and the player will get his second chance to impress Don’s boss Karl Robinson.

He was quoted as saying:

“I am delighted to have Patrick back until the end of the season, he made a really big impression on the football club in his short time here and I hope he can make a telling impact over the next few months, He is a talented footballer who adds great strength in depth to our attacking options and that was our aim in this transfer window.

“He is currently completing his rehab work with Chelsea but we had to act in order to keep him for the remainder of the season, and we hope he will be with us in the next two weeks.” concluded Robinson.

Patrick Bamford, an academy product at Nottingham Forest spent almost a decade before joining Forest’ senior team in 2011. He was snatched by the Blues last January window for 1.5£ Million.

Hazard’s ban stays at 3 matches:

The most talked about incident off late was undoubtedly Chelsea midfielder Hazard’s little incident with the Swansea ball boy. Hazard received a straight red card for violent conduct during Chelsea’s FA cup game against Swansea, which is an instant three-match ban.

After this incident, the FA then said they had charged Hazard and that a further ban would be added. It’s now been confirmed that the Football Association has decided not to extend Hazard’s ban and the three match ban will remain untouched.  

The FA released a statement saying:

 “Chelsea’s Eden Hazard will not have his standard three-match sanction for violent conduct increased.”
“Following a hearing earlier today [Thursday 31 January 2013], an independent regulatory commission was of the opinion the existing three-match sanction for this offence was sufficient.”