Mourinho's future England international comments on Solanke's debut

Lewis Baker has reacted to his fellow academy graduate Dominic Solanke's appearance for the Chelsea seniors.

Lewis Baker has lent his support to Dominic Solanke, who made his debut for Chelsea earlier this evening, Tuesday, in the 6-0 hammering of Maribor at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard produced a virtuoso performance while Didier Drogba also netted for the Blues, however, nothing seemed to inspire the Chelsea fans quite like the appearance of 17-year-old Solanke.

Fellow academy graduate Lewis Baker, 19, said on Twitter: "Proud occasion for Dominic Solanke - well done bro! Champions League debut."

Baker, like Solanke, could be earmarked for big things in West London.

Baker has already made his first team debut as he featured for the Blues in the 87th minute of an FA Cup third round encounter with Derby County, in January.

Six months later, Jose Mourinho said that he could personally be blamed if Baker does not progress into the England first team - such is the Luton-born midfielder's high potential and anticipated career trajectory.

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