It's my view that it really has become as simple as that now for AVB. There is all this talk of the homegrown ruling, of being able to ...

It's my view that it really has become as simple as that now for AVB. There is all this talk of the homegrown ruling, of being able to live within your means and for most Chelsea fans, giving the youngsters a chance.

Luka Modric has done well at Tottenham so don't get me wrong. Do I think he would have more of an influence at Spurs than he would at Chelsea? - Yes I believe he would. Could he come here and struggle to adapt to our way? So do we want Chelsea to pay an extortionate amount of money for Modric believed now to also involve Danny Sturridge if the papers are to be believed? - No I don't.

McEachran has set tongues wagging at Chelsea ever since he made the breakthrough and became involved in the first team. His composure and natural ability with the ball at his feet is something you are born with, it's not something you can comprehend compared to try to coach and train this into a player. When you have someone as naturally gifted as McEachran then it's a "no-brainer" he has to play.

When AVB was appointed I wondered what would happen to young Josh. Could we see McEachran forced to take a back seat as new faces come into the club ahead of him?. Would we see McEachran loaned out to gain vital first team experience away from Chelsea? and could we see the natural talent that is Josh McEachran become stifled here and eventually have no choice but to move elsewhere?

Thankfully it seems the answer is a very firm "NO" to all those questions. McEachran signed a new five year deal ahead of our pre season tour which was fantastic news for all of us.

AVB is featured in the press only yesterday describing McEachran as:
"Josh offers this flexibility, he's an amazing British talent for the future and can go on a run and get plenty of experience in the Premier League. Josh has to show he is competitive and perform with the others. We need the collective to perform.

Choices will be made according to form and injuries - there will be plenty of opportunities for everybody. It's all in his brain. He anticipates problems, his speed of thought. He has this kind of capacity, to anticipate things."

It's on tour that McEachran seems to really be coming of age and his performance on Sunday in Thailand really showed all of us, exactly what he could be capable of given a regular chance at Chelsea.

I have taken this clip from YouTube to show you all. This is an edited video featuring all the touches McEachran had during the game. (Please turn the volume down if you aren't bothered by the song choices!).

The Video demonstrates the fact that I believe Chelsea should bin their pursuit of Modric after having two previous bids rejected.

It's the ease of his play that impresses me. As AVB says, he anticipates things early and because of doing that, always gives himself an option when he has the ball at his feet. I think in this video it showed the fact that he found a blue shirt time and time again and only gave the ball away once.

Alot of us Chelsea fans are looking for someone who can create in our midfield or produce something to open up the door for the likes of Drogba and Torres up front and Josh proved he can do that with his great assist for the Ivanovic goal in addition to other touches and passes that caused their defence problems.

He has the ability to switch the play as he demonstrates with two raking passes across the pitch to Anelka and the long ball over the top to Danny Sturridge.

Frank Lampard spoke of McEachran after the game and said:
"Josh did very well for the third goal. He has great ability and he is going to get better and better.'

We all know the quality he has now so imagine what he would be like as he does get better and better so why not in our first team on a much more regular basis this season?.

Like I say, I believe Chelsea should ditch Modric and give Josh McEachran the opportunities his talent deserves on a regular basis this season. Based on AVB's comments about players playing if they are in good form, McEachran has a great chance!

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  1. I knew there was a lot of talk about this kid but with this video you put together has opened my eyes to why, he has enormous potential and has obviously been watching Frank as he's been growing up, Sod modric, put Josh in!?!




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