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|Full Name||Dominic Ayodele Solanke-Mitchell|
|Date of Birth||14 September 1997|
|Place of Birth||Reading, England|
|Chelsea career||2004 -|
|Debut||21 October 2014|
|Games (goals)||1 (0)|
|Other clubs||Vitesse Arnhem (loan)|
Dominic Solanke is a forward currently playing for Chelsea.
Dominic joined Chelsea at Under-8 level.
Dominic made his Under-18 debut as an Under-15 in February 2013 and was something of a regular thereafter, notching his first goal against Fulham and netting again before the season was out against Crystal Palace. His form in the first half of the 2013-14 season was nothing short of sensational as he plundered 13 goals and 8 assists in 13 appearances, with back-to-back hat-tricks against Dartford and Reading in December highlighting affairs. With a number of goals for England at international level too, he marked himself out as very much one to watch.
The good times continued into 2014 as he reached 20 club goals for the season with two late strikes to beat Fulham in the Final of the FA Youth Cup and scintillating form for his country.
He made his debut for the first less than six weeks after his seventeenth birthday, coming on as a second half substitute in a 6-0 win against Maribor in the UEFA Champions League. He then went on to rack up a prolific 41-goal academy season in which he finished as the leading scorer in both the 2014-15 UEFA Youth League and the 2014-15 FA Youth Cup, competitions which Chelsea won. His season was capped by being crowned the club's Academy Player of the Season.
Clearly ready to leave academy football behind, he joined Vitesse Arnhem pn loan for the 2015-16 season alongside Izzy Brown, Lewis Baker, Nathan and Danilo Pantic and generally did well, scoring five goals whilst leading the line for a team that lost its manager mid-season and never recovered their best form.
Dominic has been capped by England up to Under-21 level and was integral to the Under-17s' run to the Final of the 2014 European Championships in Malta with 10 goals in 13 caps over the course of 2013-14.
He remains eligible for Nigeria.
Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football
(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2014-15 season)
|Season||Club||Prem||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|2015-16||Vitesse Arnhem (loan)||25||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||26||7|
(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2015-16 season)
- 2012 Sky Sports Victory Shield (England Under-16s)
- 2013-14 FA Youth Cup
- 2014 European Under-17 Championships (England Under-17)
- 2014-15 UEFA Youth League
- 2014-15 FA Youth Cup
Dominic signed a three-year professional contract on September 15th 2014 which expires at the end of the 2016-17 season.