VIDEO: Chelsea youth scores Zola-esque goal against Arsenal U21s

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Blues Under-21 player must have been watching some highlight reels of the Chelsea legend, netting a stunning back heel finish against their London rivals.

With the vast millions under Jose Mourinho's disposal at Stamford Bridge it can sometimes be easy to forget that there is an academy brimming with top talent itching for a chance to become the next John Terry.

Lewis Baker is one youngster who has been on the lips of those at the club for a while, and on Tuesday night he showcased his prodigious talent for the Blues' Under-21s against London rivals Arsenal.

The midfielder, dubbed the next Frank Lampard, scored a sensational goal that harked back to former Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola, as his side emerged 2-1 victors despite the presence of returning French international About Diaby in the Gunners' lineup.


Baker, who is captain for the Under-21 side, burst forward to get on the end of a cross from fellow youth prospect Islam Feruz, spinning to back heel the ball with his right foot beyond the ailing Matt Macey in the Arsenal goal.

It was a top class piece of improvisation, and was similar to Zola's goal against Norwich in 2002, when the Italian back heeled in a corner from Graeme Le Saux.


The England Under-19 player made his debut for the first team in the FA Cup win over Derby in January, and has an impressive 11 goals in 20 games this season for the Under 21s.

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