Conte recalled the defender back from his loan spell at Bournemouth early
Friday, January 13, 2017
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte believes Nathan Ake’s versatility along the defensive line brings a lot of positives to his side.
Conte recalled the Dutch under-21 international back from his loan spell at Bournemouth early because he felt that he was ready to step up into the Chelsea first team.
While competition for places at Stamford Bridge is rife, Conte hailed the youngster’s attitude and expects him to play a big part from now until the end of the campaign.
Conte revealed: “He (Ake) can play in different roles and this situation makes me more calm in terms of the transfer window.”
Ake could make his return to the Chelsea first team as the Blues travel to Leicester this weekend.