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Vitesse: where Chelsea sends its best prospects

Despite a lingering sentiment among Vitesse supporters that Chelsea only sends them their "leftovers," the Arnhem club has quickly become Chelsea's preferred loan destination for its best young players.

Vitesse / Cobham East Roundup: 14 January 2014

The Eredivisie is back in action this weekend, Vitesse manager Peter Bosz explains why Gael Kakuta and Sam Hutchinson are no longer wearing black and yellow, and a video of Lucas Piazon chatting about the pleasures of small-town life in Arnhem.

Vitesse / Cobham East Roundup: 9 January 2014

Bertrand Traoré has a promising debut, Vitesse trains in Abu Dhabi, and the club is unfortunately dragged into a controversial political issue by the Emirati government.

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A nice Piazon goal with Traore assist!

Bertrand Traore wasted no time in introducing himself to Vitesse fans, providing a sublime assist 35 minutes into his debut for fellow loanee Lucas Piazon. Vitesse would build a 3-0 lead before hanging on to the 3-2 vicotry over Vfl Wolfsburg in a mid-season friendly.

Vitesse / Cobham East Roundup: 3 January 2014

In a rather candid (and very strange) interview, former Vitesse caretaker owner Merab Jordania discusses the Arnhem club's relationship with Chelsea.

Chelsea loans Traore, recall a pair

We're now at five Chelsea youngsters on loan at Vitesse, as a pair of older prospects have been recalled on the same day our new signing joined the Eredivisie club

Ex-Vitesse owner saved van Aanholt from being sold

According to former Vitesse caretaker owner Merab Jordania, Chelsea was planning to sell Patrick van Aanholt to FC Twente. Jordania also claims that he is the reason why the promising left back remains under the blue flag.

Vitesse / Cobham East Roundup: 24 December 2013

Heading into the Eredivisie winter break, Vitesse is level on points with Ajax at the top of the table. A match report from @chelseayouth and a holiday video from the players make up for the lack of new Sfeerverslag videos.

Q&A with SV Vitesse's Willem Andrée

As part of a special mid-week Vitesse roundup, WAGNH sits down with Willem Andrée, editor of the supporters' magazine, Zwart op Geel.

Vitesse / Cobham East Roundup: 16 December 2013

Vitesse wins again, Lucas Piazon continues to shine, and we take a look at the club's new training complex.

Vitesse roundup

The long march towards an Eredivisie title and Champions League football continued this weekend with Vitesse smashing PSV 6-2 in Eindhoven.

Vitesse roundup - Keeping an eye on Cobham East

Vitesse stands alone at the top of the Eredivisie, Alexander Chigirinsky visits the Gelredome with Marina Granovskaia, and Chelsea loans Vitesse 400 supporters. Can you guess which one of the three stories is from the Dutch version of The Onion?

Patrick van Aanholt earns his first cap

The Dutch left-back has been called up for Tuesday's friendly against Colombia.

Q&A with Eredivisie expert Peter McVitie

In advance of a forthcoming feature on the Chelsea-Vitesse partnership, we asked Eredivisie expert Peter McVitie some general questions about the Dutch league.

Is Marina Granovskaia the new face of Vitesse?

The most powerful woman in football, Marina Granovskaia, might prove to be the most important loanee Chelsea sends to Vitesse.

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