Chelsea midfielder Liam Bridcutt has joined Yeovil Town on-loan.

The 18-year-old has signed a deal to stay at Huish Park until May 3 after impressing boss Russell Slade playing for the Glovers reserves against Forest Green in midweek, and goes straight into the squad for Saturday's game against Walsall.

"He is a [Michael] Essien-style midfielder. So he likes to get around the pitch," Slade told the club's official website.

"His feet are good and he's got a great attitude and maturity for a footballer who is only 18."