With Chelsea legend Frank Lampard reaching the ripe old age of 36, his successor at the Bridge could be loan star Josh McEachran.

The 20-year-old England U21 midfielder, who is currently playing on loan at Watford, fits the bill perfectly as a young, physical, technical, deep lying playmaker.

Anyone succeeding Lampard at Stamford Bridge would, no doubt, be under immense pressure as the England international has really made his spot in the Chelsea team his own over the past 12 years.

Lampard hasn't been short of honours at Chelsea. He's won the Premier League three times, the FA Cup four times, as well as victories in the Europa League, League Cup, Community Shield and Champions League. Not forgetting 35 individual honours. 

McEachran has played just 22 times for the Blues in the last three years, and his lack of playing time at the Bridge is a big concern for his future at the club. Especially after the recent signing of Vitesse midfielder Marco van Ginkel. 

But, the young star has recently featured in Chelsea's recent pre-season tour of America; as well as turning out for loan spells at Swansea, Middlesbrough and Watford.

During his season-long spell at Middlesbrough last term, he only managed four assists in 38 games.

However, his role as a defensive midfielder meant he didn't often attempt to threaten the opposition. But, his performances didn't go unnoticed, as he won Middlesbrough's supporters' Young Player Of The Year award for that year.

Of course, anyone replacing Lampard at Chelsea faces a huge task, but young McEachran might just be up to it. 

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