Chelsea cherish 'new Liam Brady' signing

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Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins has heaped praise on promising midfielder Josh McEachran.

In an interview with, Wilkins lauded the 18-year-old's developing talent, and believes the precocious young Englishman has the ability to become a major player for the Blues in the not too distant future.

Wilkins recalled the first time he laid eyes on the Stamford Bridge starlet saying:

"A couple of years back, when I had just joined Chelsea, I was watching an Under-17 match between us and Racing, a club side from Argentina.


"Josh was playing, despite only being 15; I'd never seen him play before, but in the first half he cut inside someone and played an inch-perfect pass inside the full-back.

"I turned to the other Chelsea coaches next to me and said, 'That's Liam Brady!' It was the biggest compliment I could think of at the time."

Three years on, and McEachran is now leading the way in a new generation of players unearthed by Chelsea, with the potential to compete for a place in the first-team.

His excellent technical ability is what makes McEachran stand out amongst the crowd at Stamford Bridge, and it surely won't be long before Carlo Ancelotti's side begin to reap the rewards of a change in focus to nurture up-and-coming talent in recent years.

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