While Chelsea continue their effort to bring new players that can fill the depth gaps left in our first team squad, they are also at work to get our younger players in proper loan arrangements — at times opting to doubling a one-year stay at a club. This time, it is American defender Matt Miazga who will complete a two-year loan spell with his loan destination Vitesse.
Miazga arrived at Chelsea from New York Red Bulls in January 2016, making his debut for the Blues in a Premier League match against Aston Villa during the second half of the 2015-16 season. Last summer the Londoners sent the 22-year-old to Vitesse on a season-long loan deal in which he made 29 appearances, including a full 90-minute display in the KNVB Cup finals which saw the Arnhem-based club beating AZ Alkmaar 2-0 and thus earn the first major trophy of their 125-year history. He also added the CONCACAF Gold Cup to his CV, winning the tournament with the USMNT last Wednesday.
The young centre back now follows the path of Lewis Baker, who was vital to Vitesse’s efforts in a two-year loan spell from 2015 to 2017. Good luck on your return, young’un!