Chelsea loanee Armando Broja is earning a reputation for being a cool finisher, as he notched his 8th goal of the campaign last night against PSV Eindhoven.
A quick counter-attack by Vitesse in the 4th minute resulted in Eli Dasa firing a low cross infield to Broja, who threaded the needle between two PSV defenders and into the back of net to open the scoring.
Unfortunately, Vitesse would go on to lose the match, 3-1, thanks to a late brace by (Super) Mario Götze (Marco van Ginkel was an unused substitute).
Chelsea B have been on a terrible run of form lately, and thus drop to fifth with their fourth loss in five games, having collected just 1 point from the 15 on offer in that span.
Still, Broja’s having a very good season considering that this is his first foray into senior professional football, and at such a young age as well. The 19-year-old is in fact one of the most prolific teenagers in any of Europe’s top divisions.
I also make Broja the highest-scoring teenager this season in Eng/Ger/Ita/Spa/Fra/Ned league football combined. That's flown under the radar a bit.— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) February 21, 2021
Goals in a season on loan at Vitesse:— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) February 21, 2021
17 - Traore
15 - Baker
14 - Mount
11 - Piazon
8* - Broja
7 - Solanke
5 - Atsu
*in progress#CFC #LoanArmy
Elsewhere, Baba Rahman made his debut for PAOK Thessaloniki after joining on loan in January, and made immediate impact by scoring their first goal of the match in the 18th minute against Lamia.
A through-ball into the opposition box by Christos Tzolis found an underlapping Baba, who made no mistake in turning it into the back of the net.
In Greece. On-loan Chelsea defender Baba Rahman just scored on his debut for @PAOK_FC pic.twitter.com/3ivaKKuCTI— Rahman osman (@iamrahmanosman) February 21, 2021
Baba’s return is truly heart-warming after an injury-ravaged career since joining Chelsea, and hopefully he can kick on from here. PAOK eventually won the game 4-0, and sit second in the league table.