The 22-year-old Dutch defender excelled on-loan at Bournemouth in the first-half of the season and was recalled by Antonio Conte in January. Since then, Nathan Ake’s opportunities have been severely limited and he’s only played eight minutes of Premier League football for Conte’s side.
That substitute appearance came in the 3-0 victory over Everton at the end of April but Chelsea should hand him a start against Watford, as Ake is more than capable of excelling and the experience of first-team football will aid his development.
Ake showed during his time at Bournemouth that he’s more than capable of holding his own against Premier League strikers, which has shown how useful he will be for Conte’s side moving forward.
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