Lucas Piazón: Legend of The Derby

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Chelsea youngster Lucas Piazón, currently on loan at Vitesse, has become something of a cult hero for the Dutch club.

He had quite the game against local rivals NEC, assisting one goal before scoring the winner in stoppage time. This led the fans to hold up a banner which labeled him the 'Legend of The Derby'. 

He has racked up three goals in six appearances for Vitesse, and hopes to continue this form for the rest of the season as he looks to break into the Chelsea senior team.

Piazón also had some comments regarding his loan to Vitesse, showing some real maturity for a 19-year-old: "I think it's normal. It's hard for a player of my age to play at a big team."

"Chelsea's directors are always in touch with me and my family. I know that in order to improve I need to play for those smaller European teams."

"I hope to play for Chelsea as soon as possible, but that is up to me too, up to my performance here. I have to stay a year here and do my best."

"During the pre-season, he (Mourinho) said the kids would be loaned out as the squad was too strong and too big."

"It's actually better so that we can play more games. But he talked with me and assured me it would be good for me."

"Pressure is much bigger in Brazil, so I think this is a good thing about Holland and Europe as a whole. We can play with a clear head."

Youngsters have often found it hard to break in to the talented Chelsea side. Maybe the Legend of The Derby can have something to say about that in the coming seasons.

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