Patrick Bamford has enjoyed a fine start to life in the Premier League with Leeds United, scoring eight times in 11 games.
The striker was on the scoresheet against his former side on Saturday night, putting Leeds in front in the early minutes of the game against Chelsea.
While the match ended in defeat for Leeds, Bamford’s performance still caught the eye of many fans.
His goal against Chelsea pushed him further up the Premier League goalscoring charts and the 27-year-old is currently level on eight with Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
Only Mohamed Salah, Jamie Vardy, Son Heung-Min and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have scored more than him this season. Not bad company.
Previous spells in the Premier League with Burnley, Crystal Palace, Norwich and Middlesbrough did not yield much success for Bamford, who scored just once in 27 appearances, as per Transfermarkt.
Bamford had always been a fairly consistent figure in the Championship, with 61 career goals to his name in the second tier, but he is now stepping up and proving his worth in the top flight under Marcelo Bielsa.
Here are some of the best responses from Leeds fans on social media.
So many times I was like an army of one trying to point out what he does for our system and style of play.
He's still the main man,the quality of ball he gets should be better which is why he's twice the player when Rodrigo is on the pitch.
— Dr Clifford Barnes BA. MChem. MCim. (@schinstein) December 7, 2020
His goals to games is very similar to Viduka. Big difference is that others aren’t scoring, too. Well worth the money for his work rate, presence and influence in the team, and what a start to life in the Premiership!
— Chris Fletcher (@Chris37DS) December 8, 2020
Well It’s hardly a question that should be asked Scoring against premiership defences and is a first class team member great buy Always worked hard off the ball even when not scoring
— Mark Richards (@manwithmessage) December 7, 2020
7 million isn't anything today in the Football world, of course it was well worth it
— Ricky Hilden (@Ricky_lufc) December 7, 2020
He’s already paid us back ten fold. I’ll never question Bielsa again for sticking with him.
We’re not the same when he’s out of the team.
— Craig Brown 💙💛 (@craigroybrown) December 7, 2020
7 million is absolute peanuts for what we've got, and what we had. An attacker that runs his heart out and scores goals.
— Name cannot be blank 🤍💛💙 (@1percentburn) December 7, 2020
We are lucky he stuck with us, after all the stick he took. He suits the Premier League, more space to create chances.
Double that 7 million for me.
— Michelle🏆💛💙 (@ozzelli01) December 7, 2020
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