WAALWIJK, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17: Patrick van Aanholt of Vitesse in action during the Eredivisie Europa League Playoff match between RKC Waalwijk and Vitesse Arnhem at Mandemakers Stadion on May 17, 2012 in Waalwijk, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Chelsea haven't been playing due to the international break, but that doesn't mean we haven't had a few of our loanees in action this past week. I'm only going to touch on the players that were around to be involved in the action, so I'm going to skip HSV's friendly against Niendorfer that Jeffrey Bruma was not around to participate in (Dutch U21 duty). I'm also going to skip Tomas Kalas when talking about Vitesse's friendly, as he was also away on international duty (Czech U21).
- Patrick van Aanholt (Vitesse Arnhem) - PvA played the first 68 minutes of Vitesse's friendly against Volendam. He looked solid as usual.
- Gael Kakuta (Vitesse Arnhem) - Kakuta came on for his Vitesse debut just as PvA was coming off. Kakuta looked strong in his unofficial debut, and he played a midfield role for the club. Video highlights from this one can be found here.
Jhon Pirez's new side Leganes was also in action, but Pirez was not involved in that one. He was likely still acclimating to the new club, and I'd expect to see his debut soon. We'll have a much longer one for you next week, as the international break will be over for most of our top prospects.