The England U21 team opened their account in their first fixture of the 2016 Toulon Tournament.
Gareth Southgate's Young Lions defeated Portugal 1-0 in their first Group B outing of the esteemed tournament, held at the Stade Leo Lagrange in south eastern France.
Midfielder Loftus-Cheek, who broke through in the Blues first team this season, supplied Baker with a cut-back which allowed the former Vitesse Arnhem loanee to finish from close range.
The likes of Jordan Pickford, Calum Chambers, Ben Chilwell, Nathaniel Chalobah, James Ward-Prowse, Loftus-Cheek, Baker and Duncan Watmore all started in Southgate's XI while Nathan Redmond, Jack Grealish and Matt Grimes came off the bench.
England will next meet Guinea in their second Group B fixture on Monday, May 23.
Good result. 1-0 win over Portugal. Happy to get the goal & boys were great in the conditions we… https://t.co/iXc5g88sIc
— Lewis Baker (@lew_baker) May 19, 2016
Tough conditions but a vital win to start the tournament!! pic.twitter.com/eXpPoKlAoj
— James Ward-Prowse (@Prowsey16) May 19, 2016