The emergency loan window for clubs in the Football League closes on 26 March and there is no shortage of managers on the lookout for late additions. Of Chelsea's army of 29 loanees flung across the planet, 11 of them have found temporary homes in the Football League. Across London at Tottenham Hotspur, Shaquile Coulthirst and Grant Ward have left the club in recent weeks to do battle in League One and Two.
Could more follow? IBTimes UK considers the young hopefuls left at Stamford Bridge and White Hart Lane who could still benefit from a temporary move away, rather than fulfil another stint at their club's Under-21 ranks.
Kenny McEvoy (Tottenham)
The current England squad currently features five Tottenham players. Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Ryan Mason, Andros Townsend and Harry Kane have amassed 25 loan spells in their young careers between them. While those have varied in success, Tottenham have utilised a blueprint that at a glance, holds long-term results.
Another to follow could be Irish youngster Kenny McEvoy. The winger, who has in the past drawn comparisons with Gareth Bale on the basis of being left footed and having a similar hair cut to the one the Welshman had a few years back, joined Colchester United on loan during the January transfer window but was recalled to Spurs at the beginning of March.
Since his return, the 20-year-old has featured for Ugo Ehiogu's Under-21 side and provided a cool finish against Manchester United's Victor Valdes in a recent Under-21 Premier League clash. But having spent time at Peterborough United during the first half of the season, remaining at Spurs for the rest of the season seems rather pointless for his development.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham)
Another to excel in that game against United at Old Trafford was 17-year-old Carter Vickers. The USA Under-20 international expertly marshalled Radamel Falcao during the Colombian's run out for the youngsters and was singled out for particularly praise from his coach Ehiogu.
Ehiogu said: "We have always had confidence in him and he isn't fazed by anything. It was United at Old Trafford, he was up against a world-class striker and his performance was a real testament to the lad. It all bodes well for the future."
Alex Kiwomya (Chelsea)
Kiwomya, 18, joined Barnsley at the beginning of 2015 only to return to west London in February. His stay at the Tykes, his first spell away from Chelsea where he has been involved in the Under-21s side the age of 16, was set to last for the reminder of the season and although his initial one-month loan deal was extended until 3 March, he left the club shortly after.
Fellow Blues midfielder Lewis Baker briefly returned to the club in February following his aborted move to Sheffield Wednesday and has since dropped down a division to play for MK Dons. The club could consider a similar move for Kiwomya.
Islam Feruz (Chelsea)
The one-time prodigy of Scottish football has endured a fairly miserable 2015. After a loan move to Cardiff City broke down in January, he eventually settled for a switch to Blackpool, the Championship's most tumultuous club by some distance this season.
While there were suggestions Chelsea were unhappy with Feruz's lack of playing time – which amounted to just 18 minutes in sub appearances – Blackpool manager Lee Clark had a different view. He said: "It's not about your background, it is the way you perform in training and off the field which gives you a place in team."
The loan record of Feruz, 19, is patchy to say the least, making just one appearance whilst on a season-long deal at OFI Crete in 2014, but could another Championship club take a risk on the once prodigious talent? Recent reports say Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon, familiar with the youngster from their Celtic days, may do so.