Chelsea starlet Lewis Baker captained the England under-20s to an impressive 6-0 victory over Romania under-20 last night.
It has been an incredible past eight days for the Blues’ Young Player of the Year as he bids to take his footballing development to the next level.
Firstly, on August 29, the 19-year-old midfielder proudly took to social networking site Twitter to announce his new five-year contract which will take his stay at Stamford Bridge up until at least 2019.
Six days later, and the youngster was officially named in boss Jose Mourinho’s first-team this season, giving him the opportunity to make a long-awaited dream Premier League debut.
Aside from his current success in West London, Baker has had an enormous breakthrough on the international scene as he was selected to captain the England under-20 side in their match against Romania.
Clearly the recipient of a number of good luck messages, Baker tweeted before the game:
Thanks to everyone for the messages its a honour to play for your country and to be named captain very I'm humbled! #EnglandU20s— Lewis Baker (@lew_baker) septiembre 4, 2014
The creative midfielder surely couldn’t have asked for a better game as captain as he netted England’s fourth – from the penalty spot – during a 6-0 rout of their European opposition.
After the match, he once again took to Twitter in order to interact with supporters as he posted a celebratory message, saying: