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LOAN PERFORMER(S) OF THE WEEK: Chelsea youngsters Solanke, Nathan on target in big Vitesse win

As Chelsea's woes continue in the Premier League, budding Blues stars are beginning to hit their straps in the Dutch Eredivisie.


On Sunday, Vitesse Arnhem destroyed FC Groningen 5-0 to move into the top six in Holland's top flight thanks to the influence of a quartet of Chelsea loanees.

Dom Solanke and Nathan scored for Vitesse while Nathan Baker was instrumental in midfield before being replaced by Danilo Pantic late in the piece.

It was 18-year-old Solanke who kicked things off for the Vitas at the GelreDome with a close range finish, following up Marvelous Nakamba's saved effort in the 16th minute to give Peter Bosz's side the advantage. The goal was his second in professional football following his maiden strike against SC Cambuur at the end of August.

Check it out below:

Solanke came close to doubling Arnhem's lead late in the first half but was inches wide after getting the better of his marker.

Vitesse went further ahead just after the hour-mark through Kevin Diks and Valeri Qazaishvili before Brazilian midfielder Nathan added a fourth with a composed finish after beating Groningen's offside trap.

See Nathan's lovely finish underneath:

The contest was wrapped up through Abiola Dauda in injury-time as Vitesse grabbed their fourth league win of the season and extended their unbeaten streak to three matches.

Vitesse's fifth Blues loanee Izzy Brown did not make the match day squad due to injury.

Both Baker and Solanke expressed their excitement at the victory on Twitter:

This news will be a welcome relief to Chelsea supporters who have suffered in the early stages of their club's Premier League title defence which took another hit in the form of a 3-1 loss at home to Southampton on Saturday.

Andrew Slevison
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