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LOAN PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Chelsea starlet Baker coming of age at Vitesse

Lewis Baker was at it again for Vitesse Arnhem on the weekend.


The 20-year-old midfielder, who is on a season-long loan from Chelsea, scored his third goal of the Eredvisie season as Vitesse hammered PEC Zwolle 5-1 at the IJsseldelta Stadion.

Baker opened the scoring in just the seventh minute with a stunning free-kick from range which dipped and beat PEC keeper Mickey van der Hart late to get the visitors off to the perfect start.

Check out Baker's goal below:

Thomas Lam had Zwolle back on level terms in the 15th minute but Baker's fellow Blues colleague Dom Solanke edge Vitesse ahead when he converted form the penalty spot after Lam had handled Milot Rashica's effort inside 25 minutes.

Watch Solanke's second goal in two matches below:

The goals flowed for Arnhem from then on with Valeri Qazaishvili volleying home on the stroke of half-time before Zwolle saw Juventus loanee Ouasim Bouy sent off for bringing down Denys Oliynyk in the area. The Ukrainian dusting himself off to make it 4-1 from the spot.

The contest was wrapped up when Rashica slotted beyond van der Hart in the 78th minute to give Peter Bosz's side their third win in four outings and their second give-goal haul on the trot after defeating Groningen 5-0 prior to the international break.

It was another impressive performance from Baker and the youngster, who is coming of age in Holland, attracted praise from Vitesse captain Guram Kashia.

“He's at the right place at the moment," Kashia said of Baker.

“Lewis is still very young and I think he should stay here for at least one more season (until summer 2017).

“He is playing very well, but needs more playing time if he really wants to get a spot in Chelsea's first team.

Bertrand Traore for example played very well here, but he never gets a chance at Chelsea. I hope Baker takes the right decisions."

Baker was thrilled with the win and was admitted his delight at getting his name on the scoresheet once again.

As did fellow goalscorer Solanke:

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