"As a player you know inside when the time is right," said Chalobah to the Daily Mail. "If you start saying, "You know what, I've played Under 23 football and there's no motivation there any more" and you don't get excited for games and you don't get a buzz... that's where you need to make a decision.
"You think, 'I need to go on loan and learn something new'. Go abroad if you have to. Experience playing in games that matter, where the three points are important, with players fighting for their bonuses because they have to feed their kids.
"You need to put yourself in that environment and see how you cope. Get a taste of men's football. That's the advice I would give my brother. He was getting that feeling. It was the right time for him. Go out and play. I've learned experience is the most important thing."