• Patrick Bamford has spoken about how Chelsea’s loan stars stay in touch
  • ‘We’ve actually got a Chelsea loan WhatsApp group,’ Bamford admits
  • The 22-year-old is currently on a season-long loan at Crystal Palace

Kieran Gill for MailOnline

Patrick Bamford is one of 34 players that Chelsea have sent out on loan this season and the Crystal Palace striker has revealed they all stay in touch on WhatsApp.

The 22-year-old moved to Selhurst Park for the season in July and is looking to soak up as much Premier League experience as possible after scoring 17 goals on loan at Middlesbrough last year.

Bamford could face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday and is keen to impress, even if only to gloat in his messaging group to his fellow loanees.

Crystal Palace striker Patrick Bamford has revealed Chelsea's loan stars all stay in touch on WhatsApp

Crystal Palace striker Patrick Bamford has revealed Chelsea’s loan stars all stay in touch on WhatsApp

Crystal Palace forward Bamford is one of 34 players that Chelsea have sent out on loan this season

Crystal Palace forward Bamford is one of 34 players that Chelsea have sent out on loan this season

‘We’ve actually got a Chelsea loan WhatsApp group,’ Bamford told The Sun. ‘The loan department set it up and allowed people in. 

‘Sometimes it drains your battery when everyone is messaging each other. We always keep in contact and then you have your close friends that you speak to.

‘If someone does something special at the weekend, one of the computer technology guys from the loan department will send it all out after the weekend.’

Bamford was named the Championship Player of the Season last May after netting 17 goals in Middlesbrough’s promotion push.

Bamford was named the Championship Player of the Season last May after 17 goals for Middlesbrough

Bamford was named the Championship Player of the Season last May after 17 goals for Middlesbrough

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