One of the major themes of Chelsea's current season, not only among us fans but also on the media, has been our ever-growing loan army, now counting 33 members, spread out all across Europe. But with so many youngsters - and a few not so young players - trying to win first-team minutes in different sorts of clubs and environments, some are bound to fail.
First, the Daily Mail reports that formerly quite promising young striker Islam Feruz is looking to cut short his loan spell at Hibernian. At the Scottish second division club, Feruz, after a few injury issues early, has only managed a total of 56 minutes and according to the Mail, he's keen to activate an early release clause to move back to Chelsea in January; and be loaned to another club until the end of the season, with some Championship clubs already lining up as his possible next destination.
Meanwhile in Italy, Brazilian right-back/right winger Wallace is also struggling to get minutes, having played 6 matches in 3 months and accumulating only 157 minutes of playing time at his current Serie A club Carpi. Along with Feruz, he's also looking to get back to Chelsea and then set up another loan to continue his development as reported by Tutto Mercato Web.
Lastly, in Portugal, the mythical being known as Ulises Davila might be looking to be released from his Chelsea and his loan contracts to move back to Mexico with Santos Laguna. Davila had spoken previous of trying to make it on the Iberian Peninsula somehow - so it's unsurprising that "sources close to the player" have denied those transfer rumors.
It's not the first time we've heard reports of loanees frustated over their current spells, with Chelsea themselves getting into the mix on the wrong end with Falcao, while also reportedly pressing clubs to play more of their loaned players elsewhere. These are the risks inherent in the loan system however.