For the second time in his young career, 21-year-old Lewis Baker has won a club's Goal of the Season award. Back in 2013-14, he won it for Chelsea, for a goal he actually scored for the U21 side. It was magnificent enough to garner proper attention and reward. In case you don't remember it (whaaat?!), here it is again.
With just one senior Chelsea appearance to his name, Baker has yet to score for the Chelsea first-team. But he does have eight professional goals, three for Sheffield Wednesday and five for Chelsea B. On Tuesday, one of those five was deemed great enough for Vitesse's Goal of the Season. I'm sure the De Graafschap goalkeeper agrees. He might still be staring in wonderment to this day.
Well done, Lewis!
Baker has already added to his goalscoring exploits this summer, leading the 2016 Toulon Tournament in goals as England won the title thanks in huge part to Chelsea's five kids in the team (Baker, RLC, Chalobah, Swift, Palmer). A big summer full of big decisions awaits all of them.