1989: Born September 1, in Birmingham.
2003: Signs for Manchester City's academy at the age of 13, following trials with Aston Villa and Coventry.
2004: Named player of the tournament and finishes as top scorer as City win the Under-15 Nike Cup.
2006: Signs professional contract with City.
2007: February 3 - Makes City debut in 2-0 defeat to Reading.
2008: January 27 - Scores first professional goal in a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United.
2009: Finishes the season with four goals in 26 appearances.
July 3 - Turns down a new deal at City to sign for Chelsea.
August 11 - Earns first England Under-21 cap against Netherlands.
2010: January 2 - Scores first goals for Chelsea, in a 5-0 FA Cup thrashing of Watford.
May 15 - Comes off the bench at Wembley as Chelsea secure a Premier League and FA cup double by beating Portsmouth 1-0.
2011: January 11 - Joins Bolton on a loan deal until the end of the season,
February 2 - Scores 90th-minute winner on his Bolton debut as Wanderers beat Wolves 1-0.
May 22 - Sent-off during his final Bolton appearance against former club Manchester City. Scored eight goals in 12 games during the loan spell.
October 2 - Scores a brace during Chelsea's 5-1 thrashing of former club Bolton.
November 15 - Makes England debut as a second-half substitute in a 1-0 victory over Sweden.
2012: April 29 - Scores the opener in a 6-1 victory over London rivals QPR to keep Chelsea's hopes of Champions League qualification alive.
May 19 - Remains on the bench as an unused substitute as Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to win the Champions League for the first time.
July-August - Makes a full recovery from meningitis to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London, scoring against both the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay but missing a crucial penalty against South Korea in the quarter-finals.
October 31 - On the scoresheet as Chelsea need extra time to eliminate Manchester United and reach the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup with a 5-4 victory.
2013: January 2 - Leaves Chelsea to join Liverpool for an undisclosed fee. After signing a long-term contract, he says: "I am humbled and happy to be here. I've not signed to play for a couple of years and then move on. I've signed to be here for as long as possible. It's a humongous club."