Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem featured three Chelsea  loanees to win historic first major title

Vitesse Arnhem collected a major trophy for the first time in their 125-year existence by beating AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch Cup final on Sunday.

Former Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored twice in the final 10 minutes to seal the victory for the club that is owned by Russian businessman Alexander Chigirinsky.

Vitesse, sixth in the Dutch standings, have now qualified for the Europa League next season.

The club have close links with Chelsea and three players from the Premier League leaders featured in the final: midfielders Lewis Baker and Nathan and defender Matt Miazga.


AZ Alkmaar’s team included goalkeeper Tim Krul, 29, who is on  loanfrom Newcastle United.

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