Lewis BateEngland U17s
DATE OF BIRTH29 October 2002
Lewis Bate signed for Chelsea as an Under-9 having progressed through our development centre programme.
A slight but combative midfield player with an eye for a defence-splitting forward pass, Bate played six times for our Under-18s in his first season as a scholar. He has represented England up to Under-17 level, most recently at last 2018's European Championship finals.
He signed his first professional contract with Chelsea in October 2019 and made his development squad debut against Tottenham in January 2020, after appearing regularly for the under-19s in the UEFA Youth League campaign first featuring against Valencia in September of the previous year. In total, Bate made 28 appearances and scored four goals throughout the season.