Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is hoping Gael Kakuta gets more opportunities whilst on loan with Fulham.
The Blues boss denied claims that he was considering a recall for the talented Frenchman, but did admit that he would like to see the player spend more time on the pitch.
Kakuta is regarded as a star of the future at Stamford Bridge after joining the youth team back in 2007, and the 19-year-old Frenchman's stock has risen gradually as he worked his way through the ranks.
Loaned out to Mark Hughes' Cottagers in an effort to gain more experience, Ancelotti believes the player's development now rests at the hands of the Fulham boss.
"We hope Kakuta is involved in the next few games, but he will stay at Fulham until the end of the season and then come back to us," said Ancelotti.
"We have to have a respect and trust in Mark Hughes – and it’s his decision and his player."
The former Manchester United striker believes Kakuta is a specialist type of player who can only be used in certain matches, suggesting that his silky skills might not be best suited to the relegation battle currently taking place at Craven Cottage.
"Some matches will suit Gael’s talents better than others," he said at the start of the loan period.
With a handful of Chelsea first team appearances already under his belt, it's clear the teenager is valued by the Blues and he could have a part to play next season should things go well in the final months of his loan spell this term.