The good times are really happening in Arnhem at the moment. Eleven games unbeaten, nine wins and two draws, has seen Vitesse rise to 4th in the Eredivisie, firmly in contention for Europa League places for next season. (Teams finishing 4-7 enter a post-season playoff to determine the qualifier.) It's quite an accomplishment, considering that they were 12th at Christmas and in the relegation zone for the first month of the season.
One of the biggest keys to the revival has been the form of one Bertrand Traoré. The 19-year-old had been turning heads in Chelsea pre-season friendlies and made headlines when Mourinho revealed that the only reason he was loaned out was because we couldn't secure a work permit for him.
Since switching to centre forward from the wing, Bertrand Traore has 10 goals + 3 assists in 13 games + Vitesse is W10 D3 L0. Smart move.— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) April 11, 2015
Traoré has called Vitesse home since January 2014. Unsurprisingly, Vitesse and head coach Peter Bosz are hoping to be able to call on his services for next season as well. According to recent reports in the Netherlands, it would seem that the locals think that Traoré will come back to Chelsea for the summer, but they're hoping that the work permit situation will not work out (which seems likely despite the new incoming regulations) and thus the young man from Burkina Faso will fall back into their arms.