Shouldn’t Chelsea Be Holding On To Talent?

So, Josh McEachran commits himself to Chelsea with a five year deal – and gets rewarded by being sent out on loan to Fulham.

Ok, so it’s just a rumour at the minute but going on our track record with good, young players, now the rumours out none of us would be remotely surprised to see another Premier League side benefit from our academy would we?

Is it right though? Because whilst plenty will argue he’ll get first team experience in the Premier League, it won’t be Premier League experience with his own first team. Besides, there’s no guarantee he’ll be played any more at Fulham than he’d get with us. And once the loan is over – just as with all the others before him – will he really get in our first team next season? Plenty haven’t.

Of course the argument there would be that if players are good enough out on loan, of course they’d get in our first team – although the counter to that is Daniel Sturridge.  How well did he do at Bolton? Will he get in our first team this season? Considering he might not even be at Stamford Bridge for the season, you’d have to think not.

Obviously negotiations are currently underway to bring Oriol Romeu to Chelsea, so competition for places would be even tighter, but why keep bringing in players for positions we already have the potential at Chelsea to cover – and for anyone suggesting Josh isn’t yet the complete player, I’d have to ask whether a 19 year old with no Premier League experience at all would be considered a better option.

I know the idea is to get him playing regularly rather than just leave him on the bench but the more we keep shipping our youngsters out and failing to get any of them back and bedded into the first team, the longer we continue to pay no more than lip service to our academy.

8 Responses to “Shouldn’t Chelsea Be Holding On To Talent?”

  1. Ya I agree coz he’s brilliant player ,and he has experience in epl few games..he’s talented youngster dont give him any where just keep playing in the midfield he may become better than now

  2. McEachren is more than good enough to be playing for us this season. He should have been in the side last season when throughout our three month “bad moment” he could have replaced anyone in our midfield and not failed to strengthen the side!

  3. he lacks the physical strength to play in holding midfield..no doubt he is a creative player but chelsea plays in a very niche competitions so where confidence should be at peak to escape from dangerous rough tackle. Even Wilshere went out for loan to Bolton. Look at sturridge he went on Loan and created his own hype, isn’t it?

  4. There’s no sence in loaning him and brinning in a 19yrs with no EPL esperience.

  5. if we send young Josh to Fulham or anyone else ill be well and truly fucked off. Its a fucking joke. Sorry about the language…no im not!

  6. Young Josh to Fulham and a 19yrs young star 4rom xwhere with no EPL esperience is a great mistake so,why we Blues don’t apreciate our young stars?look @ Sturridge who went on loan 2 Bolton and proof himself but,we didn’t recorgnice him @ home so,we should learn how 2 be Holding On to our Talents.

  7. I luv chelsea 2 d extent i don’t get provoked by any silly thing they do but dis issue of not giving our youngstars a chance in d team is killing me and gets me more angry when dey have 2 bring some other kid 4rm where i don’t know 2 replace ours. Romeu is no better than Josh in all ramifications.pls don’t do what we would all regret.long live d blues.

  8. I luv chelseafc 2 d extent i don’t get provoked by any silly thing they do but dis issue of not giving our youngstars a chance in d team is killing me and gets me more angry when dey have 2 bring some other kid 4rm where i don’t know 2 replace ours. Romeu is no better than Josh in all ramifications.pls don’t do what we would all regret.long live d blues.