Lewis Baker

Chelsea
Born on 25 April 1995 in Luton, and the scorer of a fine goal in the 2012 FA Youth Cup Final having played every game en route to winning the trophy, Lewis has been with Chelsea since Under-10s.

A two-footed creative and technical midfielder, he scored once in 19 appearances for our youth team while a schoolboy in 2010/11 and the following season was the joint-top appearance maker with 22 games played. He was the regular penalty-taker, the source of four out of his five goals.

Lewis also made one start and three sub appearances for the reserves in 2011/12. Signed a professional contract in July 2012.

The 2012/13 season was one to remember for Baker, with a host of appearances under his belt, and Dermot Drummy handing him the Under-21 captaincy in the absence of Todd Kane.

An ever-present in both the NextGen Series and FA Youth Cup campaigns, Baker chipped in with vital goals from midfield, including two in our 4-3 NextGen semi-final win over Arsenal, and though we ended up losing the final to Aston Villa, on a personal note, the competition finished in a positive manner when he was named as player of the tournament.

On the international stage, having represented England at Under-17 level, Baker made his Under-19s debut earlier this year against Denmark, the first of two appearances at that level thus far.

Baker was rewarded for an impressive start to the current campaign when he was named on the substitutes' bench for our 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Swindon Town in September 2013, although he remained unused.