Date:Monday July 21 2014
A cursory look at the result of our last site poll and the career trajectory of Lewis Baker, one of the plethora of prodigies making Chelsea Football Club proud, suggests that the 19-year-old is a sure bet to make the long-awaited transition from the academy to the first team.
The England Under-19 international unlike most emerging youth prospects isn't all hype; in fact, it is ridiculously surprising there's little to no hype at all about him despite boasting an amazing record of 9 goals in 14 England appearances to his name!
Quite a talented central midfielder and a joy to watch, in possession and off the ball, with impressive numbers also at club football, he was instrumental to our FA Youth Cup win last year, and scored the winner in the Premier League Under-21 final against Manchester United last term.
Fondly referred to as the 'New Frank Lampard' for similarity in playing style to the Chelsea legend's and a developing monster at set-piece delivery, Baker scored a total of 17 goals for the youth teams last season from central midfield whilst providing 8 assists; and in keeping up with his classy promise he has so far already racked up 3 assists(2 for John Terry and the other for Mo' Salah) in just 2 preseason games with the first team, a feat that has left the Captain, Leader, Legend raving about his quality.
An obviously impressed Terry whilst commenting on his brace after the 3-2 win at AFC Wimbledon gushed to the club's official website:
"He [Baker] puts a great ball in, it was a great delivery, and I said to him if he hits it at the first post I will be get there, and thankfully I did get there and we won the game."
Ladies and Gentlemen, please do not fail to note the verb "puts" in the above quote which, as my American mate would say, is a helluva vital recommendation!
Don't you think?
Would Mourinho buy it though?
Date:Monday July 21 2014
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