Tottenham journalist Jack Pitt-Brooke has included Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford in his Premier League team of the season.
It’s a fantastic vindication of Bamford’s season so far, after he’s scored seven goals in eight games.
It really should be eight after a perfectly good goal was disallowed for offside in the 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
However, Bamford has been turning heads this season and, according to the Daily Mail, could be in line for his first call-up for the England squad.
Athletic journalist Pitt-Brooke has gone as far as to put him alongside Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy in his Premier League Team of the Season.
It’s been a rollercoaster season for Leeds United already and we’re only eight games into the 20/21 Premier League.
It started for Leeds with a thrilling 4-3 defeat to champions Liverpool – a game that really made people sit up and take notice of Leeds – and took on a 1-1 draw with Man City before Leeds smashed Aston Villa 3-0.
Since then it’s been downhill with two 4-1 defeats, to Leicester and Palace, and although we might be biased we don’t think either score really reflected the actual games.
One Leeds player who has been consistently brilliant is Patrick Bamford.
If you’d asked Leeds fans which player would be head and shoulders above the rest at the moment, Bamford would not have been top of the list.
He was very inconsistent in the Championship last season and had only scored four at this point, before blanking for the next seven.
He’s scored seven goals in the top-flight in the first eight games and has got himself in the frame for a potential spot in the England squad.
We couldn’t be happier for a player who has had to take a lot of criticism.
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