Baker made his first start for his new loan club on Tuesday evening, but his goal was not enough to help the League One club to victory over Chesterfield.
Having been snapped up on a short-term deal by the promotion hopefuls, Baker made his first appearance at the weekend in a defeat to Coventry City. The England Under-20’s captain came on as a substitute for the last 20 minutes, but was not able to lead the club to a win.
He was awarded his first start in midwee and the youngster signed to replace the injured Dele Alli certainly lived up to the hype surrounding him. Considered to be one of the best talents in English football, Baker has been earmarked as a potential England and Chelsea captain of the future, and the 19-year-old midfielder showed all the talents that have built his reputation.
Well regarded for an incredible ability with both feet, Baker is the ultimate high energy midfielder, and is often found in both his own area and the opposition’s. His goalscoring record for a midfielder is phenomenal - he netted 17 times in 30 games for various Blues youth teams last term - and his finish against Chesterfield showed why.
Sitting just outside the opposition area as the Dons attacked, Baker was fed the ball with a back-pass. Rather than taking the time to control the ball and assess the situation, the youngster hit a remarkable first-time curling shot into the far corner. It was a strike of top quality and one that would not look out of place in the Premier League.
If he continues to score in such a manner, a route to the Blues first-team may not be too far off.
Watch Baker’s strike for MK Dons below (skip to 0:19):