Lewis Baker (footballer)

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Lewis Baker
Personal information
Full name Lewis Renard Baker[1]
Date of birth (1995-04-25) 25 April 1995 (age 19)[2]
Place of birth Luton, England[2]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
Number 34[2]
Youth career
2004–2005 Luton Town[3]
2005–2014 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Chelsea 0 (0)
National team
2011 England U17 7 (1)
2013–2014 England U19 14 (9)
2014– England U20 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:36, 5 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Lewis Renard Baker (born 25 April 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chelsea.

Career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Baker joined Chelsea as a nine-year-old in 2005, having previously attended Luton Town's "centre of excellence" and attracted the attention of Queens Park Rangers, Charlton Athletic, Aston Villa, Derby County, Wimbledon, and Arsenal.[3] He subsequently progressed through Chelsea's academy and reserve teams.[2]

2013-14 season[edit]

On 5 January 2014, Baker made his professional debut as a substitute in the 87th minute of an FA Cup third round win over Derby County.[4]

2014-15 season[edit]

On 29 July 2014, Chelsea manager José Mourinho said that he should be blamed if Baker doesn't become a senior England international under his management.[5] Baker became a permanent member of Chelsea's first team squad at the beginning of the 2014-15 season.[6]

International career[edit]

Baker has represented England at under-17, under-19 and England under-20 levels.[7] In August 2014, Baker was called up to the England under-20 squad and named as captain of the side for the forthcoming season, making a goalscoring debut against Romania on 5 September.[8] In September 2014, Baker was called up to the England under-21 squad for the first time for a two legged 2015 European U21 Championship play-off tie against Croatia.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 September 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2013–14[10] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[11] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career totals 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

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