Jake Clarke-Salter

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Jake Clarke-Salter is a defender currently playing for Chelsea.

Jake Clarke-Salter
Full Name Jake Liam Clarke-Salter
Date of Birth 22nd September 1997
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Place of Birth Carshalton, Surrey, England
Position Defender
Nationality English
Current club Chelsea
Previous club/s -


Youth career

Jake joined Chelsea as an Under-9. He made his Under-18 debut in December 2013 whilst still an Under-16 and scored his first youth team goal two months later in a home match against Arsenal. His relatively late breakthrough into youth team football owed much to a long-term injury suffered a season earlier but he made up for lost time by slotting into the FA Youth Cup squad at the Semi Final stage and retaining his place at centre-back all the way to lifting the trophy.

He was named as Under-18 captain ahead of the 2014-15 campaign and played extremely well in the first half of the season, leading to a promotion to the Under-21 squad on a full-time basis. At the heart of the FA Youth Cup and 2014-15 UEFA Youth League successes, he earned rave reviews and joined the first team squad on a post-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

Andreas Christensen's departure on loan meant Jake was promoted to the first-team squad on a permanent basis in 2015-16 but he continued to feature extensively at youth level, captaining a victorious FA Youth Cup side to a third consecutive success and ensuring that he and Jay Dasilva became part of a select group of just seven players to ever win three Youth Cups. A second UEFA Youth League winners' medal also followed and his season was capped when he made his first-team debut away to Aston Villa in April 2016.


Jake has appeared at Under-18 and Under-19 level for England.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 football

Season Under-18 Euro U19 Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013-14 14 2 0 0 0 0 14 2
2014-15 23 0 10 0 11 0 44 0
2015-16 8 0 8 0 15 2 31 2
Total 45 2 18 0 26 2 89 4

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2015-16 season)

First team

Season Prem FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015-16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

(Correct as of 14 May 2016)

Career honours


Jake signed a new contract in November 2015 and the deal is set to expire at the end of the 2018-19 season.1