Jose Mourinho recalls Lewis Baker

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Teenage midfielder Lewis Baker has been recalled by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

As reported by Sky Sports, the 19-year-old Chelsea starlet has been brought back from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.

It's not clear whether Mourinho has recalled Baker to compete for a place in his Chelsea first-team squad, or whether the Chelsea man will go out on loan to another club for the rest of the season.

He did have the option to stay with Wednesday until the end of the season, but the timing of his recall may not be coincidental.

Baker was oddly left out of Wednesday's squad to face Cardiff City at the weekend, a game they drew 1-1 at Hillsborough.

At the time, Wednesday boss Stuart Gray said: "Lewis didn't make the squad because I felt that group of players I had out there would get the result."

Baker had made four Championship appearances for the club, but may have been recalled by Chelsea with the intention to send him to another club where he'll have a better chance of starting.

Impressive youngster

Baker, one of three Chelsea youngsters Mourinho said should make the England national team one day, became a permanent member of the squad at Stamford Bridge at the beginning of the season.

He made the bench a couple of times, and starred for Chelsea's extremely impressive under-21 side.

But the competition for places at Chelsea is fierce, as evidenced by the number of talented players to leave the club in recent windows - Andre Schurrle, Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Mohamed Salah all struggled to break the team and left the club permanently.

Chelsea face Everton at Stamford Bridge tomorrow night in the Premier League.

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