Once considered to be the brightest prospect in the Chelsea youth setup. Josh McEachran announced his arrival I the football scene when he was handed a start by then Chelsea head coach, Carlo Ancelloti in a Champions League fixture in France against Marseille when he finished his first 90 minutes for the clubs senior side. Young Josh received plaudits for his performances and many considered him to stake a claim for a first team role in the not too distant future but unfortunately for the youngster, things didn’t turn out as most pundits expected and his career took a drastic nose dive.
McEachran 22, has revealed that he needed a change in his career path and thus decided it was time to leave the club and signing a four year deal at Brentford.
McEachran spent 15 years with Chelsea after joining the club as a 7 year old and has had loan spells at Middlesbrough, Swansea and Vitesse Arnhem before securing a permanent switch to Brentford.
It was time to get out of Chelsea, I was there for 15 years, I wanted a fresh start, to get settled and play somewhere week in, week out. Now it’s time for me to push on.
I am not saying I should have got more chances at Chelsea. It is not down to me who plays, it is down to the managers, so I am not going to point fingers at anyone.
It is probably tougher than it was few years ago, with all the money, but I am not going to say it’s anyone’s fault.