Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah is reportedly set to return to Stamford Bridge following the expiry of his loan at Burnley.
The England U21 international, who was touted as a future star, has struggled to adapt to the daily grind of the Premier League according to Clarets boss Sean Dyche.
Chalobah joined the Turf Moor outfit on transfer deadline day this summer, and was keen to impress parent club boss Jose Mourinho and show him that he has what is needed to break into the Chelsea first-team.
However, that has not been possible as the youngster has only featured for 66 minutes this season and 45 minutes of that came during the 4-0 drubbing at the hands of West Ham United.
Dyche denied that the youngster was suffering from injury as he has not played a part in any of Burnley's last five matches. The manager has just put it down to the tough nature of the league.
"He's a young player learning, earning his spurs and developing, and this is a tough league to do all those things in and do them every week," Dyche said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"Behind the scenes he's working hard and should he get his chance, he'll be ready to take it."
Regarding extending Chalobah's loan deal with the club beyond his current deal, the manager revealed that he will wait and make a decision regarding that when the time comes.
"We'll wait and see. We'll stumble across that bridge when we have to," the Clarets boss added.
Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho only recently revealed that he is willing to give the youngsters from the academy a chance to stake their claim for a place in the first-team and also proved himself by giving 18-year-old Ruben Loftus-Cheek his Champions League debut against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday.