Chelsea loanee Jake Clarke-Salter earns rave reviews from Birmingham fans
Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter has earned rave reviews during his loan spell with Birmingham City, as some of their supporters on Twitter were blown away by his latest performance .
Birmingham recored a 3-1 away victory at Bristol City on Friday night in the Championship and Chelsea loanee Clarke-Salter completed 90 minutes in defence.
The 22-year-old centre-back has been out on loan at St Andrew’s for the season and is now starting to make a real solid impact in the team.
It was his 14th appearance of the campaign in the win over Bristol City and he was an extremely imposing figure at the back, as he won aerial battles and was calm in possession.
Clarke-Salter is a product to come out of the Chelsea academy and has played twice at senior level for the club.
But he’s had a number of loan spells away from Stamford Bridge in recent years to try help his development and it looks like he’s finding some form.
After spells with Bristol Rovers and Sunderland as a youngster, he enjoyed a successful stint in Holland with Vitesse Arnhem for the whole of last season.
It remains to be seen whether he’s got a chance of breaking into Frank Lampard’s first-team, but he’s represented England through the age groups up to the Under-21s and has great potential.
A selection of Birmingham supporters on social media have suggested they want to sign the Chelsea star on a permanent basis and are impressed by him.
Here are some Birmingham fans on Clarke-Salter:
Jake Clarke-Salter is unreal man, hope we can have him here next year
— Joe (@JoeBCFC_) February 7, 2020
— Joe Stewart (@joe_stu1) February 7, 2020
Hogan and Clarke Salter have to be the first bits of business we do this summer on this evidence. #bcfc
— Paul (@paul0991) February 7, 2020
First signing has got to be Clarke-Salter when we go up.
— Jimmy James (@JimmyJames_T) February 7, 2020
Clarke-Salter, Bela, Bellingham and Hogan are actually so good. Done so well shame gave them a goal should’ve been 2-0 up.
— Ben 🇩🇰 (@BenBCFC34) February 7, 2020
Gardner was solid once again like forest and was MOTM. Colin great defending and hard work. Clarke salter was once again the best defender on the pitch. Sunjic was incredible bringing the ball down and spreading it over. Bela was run shaming there fullbacks and was amazing
— Tyler (@tylergould322) February 7, 2020
All played well, Clarke-salter looking better and better game by game.#kro
— gaz bcfc (@garyyoung23) February 7, 2020