Vitesse's eight-match unbeaten streak was snapped at the hands of FC Utrecht, but the club got back on track by posting its first clean sheet in over eight months with a 0-0 draw against Feyenoord on Sunday.
Of the Chelsea loanees, only Bertrand Traore has been playing lately. Wallace continues to be sidelined with a broken hand and Josh McEachran wasn't a consideration for Peter Bosz's starting eleven even before he picked up an ankle injury that sent him back to England for treatment, and has since prevented him from even getting any run with even the Vitesse reserves.
Once Wallace returns to fitness, expect him to regain his starting place at right back.
0-0 draw with Feyenoord
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3-1 defeat to FC Utrecht
Players on international duty
- Bertrand Traore - Burkina Faso
- Guram Kashia - Georgia
- Rochdi Achenteh - Morocco
- Zakaria Labyad, Morocco
- Denys Oliinyk - Ukraine
- Marvelous Nakamba - Zimbabwe
Vitesse also has a fairly large number of academy prospects competing for their home countries in youth tournaments during the international break. The club is well-represented at the youth levels in the Netherlands, with players competing for the Dutch U15s, U18s, and U19s. Most notably, first teamer Kevin Diks will suit up for the U19s.
In addition, Kai Koreniuk will be competing for the USA U17s in a tournament in Chile. Koreniuk, as some might remember, is a lifelong Chelsea fan and signed a three-year contract with Vitesse in August. Koreniuk has one goal so far for the Vitesse U17s.
After the international break, Vitesse will look to finish off the first half of the season on a high note, and there are five matches remaining before the Eredivisie goes into hibernation for the winter.