Introducing the 2020/21 Academy scholars
With the 2020/21 season approaching, it’s almost time for a new intake of Chelsea Academy scholars to begin preparations for the forthcoming campaign.
Both he and his family are big Chelsea fans and he has since been deployed in a variety of positions throughout his schoolboy years, though is predominantly a central midfield player. He signed his scholarship deal in July 2018
Lawrence made 21 appearances throughout the 2018/19 season as his versatility in midfield and defence proved particularly useful to Andy Myers's side. He found the net three times, most notably to secure a last-minute victory at Brighton in October. He also made his Under-19s debut in the UEFA Youth League against Monaco.
He made his England youth international bow at under-19 level against Belgium in October 2019, he scored on his debut to see the young Lions win 4-2 in the Marbella International Cup. Less than a week later, Lawrence signed his first professional contract with Chelsea.
Lawrence made his development squad debut at the start of the 2019/20 season and has been ever-present since scoring his first goal at that level in the 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge. He featured 30 times in various positions for the Academy during the campaign and scored five goals.