Although Wilshere has long been heralded as a legend in the making since his formative years at the Arsenal academy, few had actually witnessed what he was capable of prior to the start of last season.
Yet he took the Premier League by storm in his first full season in the English top-flight, where he established himself amongst Arsenal's more-illustrious names and showed a mature head on his young shoulders.
Wilshere not only ended the season as one of Arsenal's key players, he also broke into the England national team and is now regarded as the future of the proud country's hopes.
And while many are labelling Wilshere as a talent that only comes around once in a generation, Chelsea look set to give English fans more cheer with the integration of McEachran into their first-team squad.
Like Wilshere, McEachran possesses a sweet left foot with an eye for the clinical pass, and having made his debut last season, does not look fazed at all by playing alongside the likes of Fernando Torres, John Terry and Frank Lampard.
The eighteen-year-old has continued his stunning rise in Chelsea's pre-season matches so far, and he now reveals he hopes to repeat what Wilshere did at the Emirates Stadium last season.
"Jack is one of the best young players in the world and, hopefully, I can do what he's done," McEachran said, according to The Sun.
"I have always kept an eye on what he's been doing, from his loan spell at Bolton to playing for Arsenal and England last season.
"He's done really well."
McEachran admitted the comparisons between both their games were unavoidable, and conceded that the two of them get along off the pitch, despite playing for rival sides.
"We've got similar abilities but Jack is a year ahead of me and I'm happy with the progress I'm making.
"I haven't played with Jack for the England U-21s yet but I speak to him quite a lot and we text each other regularly.
"I wouldn't say I support him, but I do give him encouragement."
While most youngsters are blooded through cup ties or the occasional league fixture, former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti put his faith in McEachran last season, playing him in nine league matches and six European ties.
And now under new manager Andre Villas-Boas, who has already praised the performances McEachran has put in, the England U-21 international is hoping for more regular first-team action, and has not ruled out leaving the club on loan in order for that to occur.
"I just want to play more minutes, even if it means going out on loan."
McEachran was named Chelsea Young Player of the Year last season, and has already tasted success with the England U-17s in their UEFA U-17 Championship triumph last year.