Chelsea have announced on their official website that defender Alex Davey has joined Crawley Town on loan until 3 January.
The youngster is yet to make his official debut for the Blues and was loaned out to Scunthorpe United, Peterborough United and Stabaek Football in recent season.
Crawley head coach Dermot Drummy described the Englishman as an excellent committed defender after the agreement has been reached.
"I know Alex from my Chelsea days," he told the club's official website.
"He is a good footballer, comfortable in possession but first and foremost an excellent committed defender.
"We were going to bring Alex in before Mark Connolly got sent off on Tuesday because I felt it was an area of the team where we need competition for places and I'm delighted Chelsea have let us have Alex for the first half of the season.
"He knows there are no guarantees – but I know he has the ability to challenge for a place.”