McEachran ready for loan move
Di Matteo keen for youngster to be playing regularly
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: August 19, 2012 10:57am
Josh McEachran: Expected to leave Chelsea on loan this season
Chelsea youngster Josh McEachran admits he is ready to go out on loan this season to get some regular first-team football.
The summer signings of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Marko Marin have pushed McEachran further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.
The 19-year-old endured a frustrating spell on loan at Swansea last season, making just four starts for the Welsh side.
However, the England Under 21 international is happy to go out on loan again, with a host of Premier League and Championship clubs chasing his signature.
"For my career I think it's important to play regularly and pick up as much experience as possible, and that's what I'm looking to do," said McEachran.
"There are a few Championship and Premier League teams interested and it's just about picking the right club for me.
"For my career I think it's important to play regularly and pick up as much experience as possible, and that's what I'm looking to do."
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"I'll go for six months and then we'll review it again and see what happens next."
Blues chief Roberto Di Matteo believes McEachran needs to go out on loan to continue his development.
"I have had conversations with Josh," admitted Di Matteo. "He came on the scene very young and as a young player you have ups and downs.
"I think he will go out on loan and get playing again so he can get into his rhythm and back to the level he was at.
"He didn't play much at Swansea but the team was playing well and the manager saw no need to change
"We would like to see him more on the pitch this season."