Lewis Baker.

Watch: Chelsea striker Lewis Baker scores long-range screamer on loan at Vitesse

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Chelsea have so many players out on loan that it must sometimes be hard for staff at Stamford Bridge to keep track of them.

Indeed, with no less than 37 players currently plying their trade away from West London, it must be difficult for those hoping to impress Antonio Conte and co. by standing out from the crowd.

However, that's exactly what Lewis Baker - Chelsea's young striker currently on loan at Vitesse - has done today after scoring a truly sensational long-range goal against FC Twente.

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Although Baker, 21, is yet to make a first team appearance for Chelsea, he is highly regarded by his parent club and is a regular in Gareth Southgate's England under 21 squad for whom he has scored four goals in eight games.

None of them rank in the same class as the thunderbolt Baker produced on Sunday afternoon for Vitesse, however.

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Picking up the ball just outside the centre circle, the young English striker took a couple of touches before unleashing an unstoppable shot from what must have been 35 yards out.

The goal might not have helped the Dutch side get a result - Twente won out 2-1 - but it will certainly have made an impression back in west London.

Considering it comes hot on the heels of another impressive strike for his temporary club just last week, Baker is making quite the impression in Holland too.

Whether it will be enough to ensure he has a long-term future at Chelsea, only time will tell.

Although the likes of Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi leading the line for Conte's team just now, it is well known that the club tried to bring in reinforcements before the transfer window closed last month.

Judging by Baker's ability to strike the football, they might have a solution to their depth up front already on their books.

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