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Chelsea youngster Baker: Why I returned to Vitesse…

Lewis Baker has revealed the reasons why he opted to return to Vitesse Arnhem on loan in the summer.

The 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder spent last season with the Dutch club and after impressing in the Eredivisie, headed back to the GelreDome for another temporary stint.

So far in the 2016/17 season, Baker has scored four goals in eight outings for Vitesse where he plans to become a much more significant contributor having netted five times in 34 appearances last term.

"I did okay last year. I came back this season to be a more important player, to get more goals, more assists and to be more important for the team," he told chelseafc.com.

"I know I can still improve on all different areas of my game. That's what I have come here to do.

"I really want to be more of an important player, and if I can improve every aspect of my game then the better chance I have.

"I want to be an all-round player."

As for his overall goals in Arnhem this season, Baker added: "For me personally it is to get more goals, more assists and to be a big player for the team.

"As a collective, we won our first cup match last week and we want to see how far we can go in the cup. That's our best chance of winning a competition.

"In the league, we want to get a Europa League spot, definitely."

Andrew Slevison
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