Roman Abramovich is always willing to send his young stars out on temporary deals to the club in which Merab Jordania, a good friend of Ambramovich’s, was once heavily involved (he recently stood down as owner and chairman of the club after a boardroom wrangle).
At this moment in time they have a grand total of six Chelsea players loaned in to the Gelredome - and some of them are having a major impact on their season.
Yesterday was no different.
On this occasion it was the turn once again of the swashbuckling left-back Patrick van Aanholt and striker Lucas Piazon.
Van Aanholt, who recently received a first Holland call-up, scored after just six minutes and Piazon added to his impressive tally in the 41st.
The Brazilian now has a whopping 11 goals in 16 Eredivisie games and is already being talked of as a potential Eredivisie Player of the Season.
But Vitesse did blow a chance to go well clear at the top of the table. They conceded two second half goals at Heracles Almelo last night - with Bryan Linssen bagging a brace.
That result means they could finish today second in the league - should Ajax pick up a victory in their tie against Roda JC this morning.
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