Chelsea supporters are in an irritable mood following the Blues' disastrous 3-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday.
Antonio Conte watched the Gunners dismantle his side as Arsene Wenger claimed his first Premier League victory over the west Londoners in nine attempts.
But for Chelsea fans, the agony of defeat has been compounded by one of their own carrying out some dubious activity on social media.
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Patrick Bamford – signed from Nottingham Forest in 2012 – is yet to play a single minute of senior football for his parent club and has instead been loaned out to no less than six different teams.
While he still has plenty of work to do if he wants to become a Stamford Bridge favourite, the 23-year-old has done himself no favours on social media over the weekend.
The Burnley striker has been caught liking Instagram posts fromHector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil in the aftermath of the Blues’ devastating loss at Arsenal.
It is difficult to fathom why Bamford would consider it even remotely acceptable to show his support for rival players as they celebrating beating his own club.
The situation has understandably riled up Chelsea fans who witnessed the social media crime, and they are demanding an explanation from the England Under-21 international.
Bamford is struggling to replicate the promising signs he showed during loan spells at MK Dons, Derby County and Middlesborough.
Despite scoring 43 league goals across four seasons with those three clubs, he has since been unable to find the net more than once in any domestic competition within a single campaign.
It was not too long ago Bamford was seemingly on track to break into the Chelsea first team and become something of a local-bred talent.
But given his downturn in form and recent social media gaffe, the prospect of the Stamford Bridge crowd warming to him has taken a huge blow.
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