Yeovil Town have signed Chelsea acadamy youngster Archange Nkumu on a month-long loan deal.
The 18-year-old, who can play in either midfield or central defence, made 24 reserve appearances for the Blues during the 2011-12 season.
"He's a young lad with lots of potential," Glovers manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset.
"We need a bit of cover in central defence and midfield so if one person can do both jobs then that's good."
Johnson added: "I think Chelsea would give us a little bit longer to look at him if needed.
"He's only young and we're going on our gut feeling that if he's needed in the starting XI then he could handle it."
Nkumu is the second Chelsea youngster to join the League One club this season,
following the arrival of Rohan Ince.