Having watched him yesterday against Malaysia IX, it seems that he really is that kind of midfielder that we have been after for years; that deep-lying playmaker who can unlock the attacking mids. The kind of player that would make Torres fire by creating more space for him in the final third.
McEachran seems to be the type of player that feeds off the energy of his team, rather than being a beacon of personality himself. Case in point - while borough were doing well in the first half of last season McEachran looked to be the engineer, creating marvellous plays for his team and so on. As they faded down the rungs of the Championship, so did McEachran (I think there was an injury there at some point too). I think this is part of the reason why the Chelsea faithful rate him so highly, when they saw him play with the CFC first team, he looked totally empowered.
My point is that his development may be best aided by training with the Chelsea first team and playing somewhat seldom, rather than joining a team in which he will not shine because he is unable to make exquisite passes to players who don't make smart runs or open up the field for him to work his magic. The player himself has said that this is his preference, and on a side note he seems to have bulked up a little, enough so that his intelligence could eclipse his lack of physicality.
Also I searched for his touches from the game but couldn't find anything.