Chelsea scout slams loan club for treatment of returning star

Lucas Piazon was played out of position and not looked after properly according to Blues’ scout Piet de Visser.

Chelsea have a glut of loan stars returning to the club this summer, with Lucas Piazon one that is expected to stake a claim for a first-team spot at Stamford Bridge next season.

The Brazilian spent the season just gone on loan in Holland with Vitesse, with the attacking midfielder scoring 11 goals and netting eight assists in the Eredivisie.

Piazon’s form in the second half of the season took a dramatic downturn, with the Arnhem-based club slipping down the table as a result.

Chelsea scout Piet de Visser has stated that Vitesse did not make the most of Piazon’s talent and has questioned the Dutch club’s methods.

“Lucas is an attacking midfielder, but was misused on the left,” De Visser told Voetbal International.

“Moreover, the supervision in Arnhem is not good. They get an apartment, a telephone and a car. They need to sort it out.

“At one o’clock in the afternoon training is over and they sit alone in their apartment. Those guys must be supervised daily.

“In addition, the error by Vitesse was to pick up four new players in the winter. That was not good for the group.

“I’m talking to Lucas and Chelsea soon and I want to know exactly what happened. Vitesse need to cherish that kind of talent.”

Piazon’s role next season in west London remains to be seen, with Jose Mourinho having plenty of attacking stars to select from.

There is every chance the Brazilian could be farmed out on loan again to aid his development.

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