Josh McEachran is one of Chelsea’s many academy graduates who failed to make an impact on their first team.
When he was coming through the academy, McEachran was being talked about as England’s next creative midfielder.
He also in the Blues’ youth team that won the FA Youth Cup for the first time in 50 years and as a result, won Chelsea’s Young Player of the Year award.
But after going out on loan five time to five different clubs, McEachran signed for Brentford permanently and has been playing well since.
However, McEachran’s brother, George, is hoping to avoid the same pitfalls that felled his brother.
Like his brother, he has come through Chelsea’s academy and involved in FA Youth Cup winning teams.
McEachran was also a member of England’s 2017 Under-17 World Cup winning squad, alongside Jadon Sancho.
After playing 1408 minutes of youth team football already this season, Maurizio Sarri has involved him in his first team squad for the first time.
McEachran has joined the rest of the Chelsea squad as they travel to face MOL Vidi in the Europa League, reports the Daily Mail.
Chelsea have already qualified from Group L, having won five out of five and conceding just once.
So in a game with no consequences, it could be the perfect time to give George McEachran his opportunity.