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|Full Name||Bertrand Isidore Traoré|
|Date of Birth||6 September 1995|
|Place of Birth||Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso|
|Position|| Attacking Midfielder|
|Chelsea career||2010 -|
|Debut||16 September 2015|
|Games (goals)||16 (4)|
|Other clubs|| AJ Auxerre|
Vitesse Arnhem (loan)
Bertrand Isidore Traoré (born 6th September 1995 in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso) is a Burkinabé international attacking midfielder who currently plays for Chelsea.
Bertrand caught the eye at the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup as a then 14 year-old playmaker for Burkina Faso. He garnered much attention but eventually surfaced at Chelsea in 2010.
Bertrand was initially limited to non-competitive and unofficial outings for Chelsea at Under-18 and Under-21 levels due to his official status as a trialist. He did however appear for the Blues in all three games of the 2013 pre-season tour of Asia, making an impact by scoring two goals.
On 31 October 2013 he signed a four-and-a-half year contract with the club, though at the time he was yet to receive a work permit, making a January loan to a European side likely. Duly, on January 2nd 2014, it was announced that he would join feeder club Vitesse Arnhem until the end of the 2013-14 season. He duly impressed, scoring three goals in a little more than a dozen appearances and showed versatility by often lining up as a centre-forward.
He returned to the club on loan for the 2014-15 season and caught fire in late November, when manager Peter Bosz decided to utilise him as a centre-forward rather than a winger. He never looked back, scoring 17 goals to help fire Vitesse into the Europa League and develop his own personal reputation as one of Europe's hottest teenage commodities.
In June 2015 it was widely speculated that he had secured a UK Work Permit to play for Chelsea ahead of the 2015-16 season.
Bertrand is a full international for Burkina Faso, having made his debut as a 15 year-old just days before his birthday in September 2011. He played at the 2012 African Cup of Nations and served as his country's Under-20 captain. He has become a regular full international for them.
His older brother Alain, a handy striker in France, also plays for Les Etalons.
- Vitesse Arnhem (on loan from Chelsea)
|Season||Prem||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
Correct as of 18 May 2016
|1||2015-16||31 January||2016||FA Cup||Milton Keynes Dons||5-1||5-1||Stadium mk|
|2||2015-16||13 February||2016||Premier League||Newcastle United||5-0||5-1||Stamford Bridge|
|3||2015-16||21 February||2016||FA Cup||Manchester City||5-1||5-1||Stamford Bridge|
|4||2015-16||05 March||2016||Premier League||Stoke City||1-0||1-1||Stamford Bridge|
Bertrand signed a new three-year deal in August 2016, tying him to the club until 2019.