Carlo can call on me – McEachran

The 17-year-old midfielder has featured in a number of Chelsea

matches in recent weeks, coming off the bench on three occasions.

The young left-sider would being tipped as a future England

international before he even made his Chelsea debut, and he insists

he is confident he can step up to the task of first-team football.

“I am quite a quiet boy but on the pitch I think I am quite

confident and know what I am doing,” he said. Chelsea boss Carlo

Ancelotti has the same belief that McEachran can become a

first-team player this year and he has already ruled out the

prospect of letting him leave on loan. “We won’t be sending him on

loan,” said Ancelotti. “He will stay here and play here. We now

have one more player. “It’s a surprise because he is a very

talented player and we prepared a programme for him to improve but

I think he is improving very quickly. “I don’t have a fear of

rushing him because his character is good, he is focused. “He has

balance. He is not afraid or quiet. And for this reason I can say

he can play.”