With over 30 players on loan away from Chelsea, forgotten striker Islam Feruz could make a return to Chelsea this January, after failing to succeed in Alan Stubbs team.
The former Celtic forward was loaned to Hibernian last summer for a season-long loan move. Since his arrival to the Scottish championship, the 20-year old forward has only managed to make five appearances coming from the bench and with no goal to his name yet.
Speaking in an interview, Hibernian coach Alan Stubbs said he would like the Scotland international striker to remain with his team for the second half of the season, but however, insisted he could leave if he is not ready to work hard and fight for a place in the starting spot.
‘If he decides that he wants to go back to Chelsea then that will be his decision, but my preferred option would be for him to stay and fight for his place,’ said Hibs.
‘If he goes back, it will be not through ourselves. We are not looking at anyone leaving, but I can understand that Izzy [Feruz] would have liked more game time.
‘I have tried to mix it here and there when I could without affecting the balance of the team too much.
‘That is the same with every player who has not been in the team, but every player needs to understand that when the team is winning they are the ones who deserve to keep the shirt.’
Should Feruz decides to return to Chelsea in January, he can only be relegated to Chelsea’s under 21 team, or sent out on loan to other club as he will not be able to find a place in Chelsea star studded team.