The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping to see him back at Stamford Bridge next season….
It seems as though versatile Chelsea man Nathan Ake has been around for years.
Since emerging as an impressive midfield talent under Rafa Benitez in 2013, the Dutchman has floundered in and around the Chelsea first team – with a few mixed performances on loan in recent years.
He spent last season on loan at Watford and really impressed, but until recently – he was struggling at Bournemouth this year.
The midfielder-turned-defender was struggling to get game time, but Howe recently gave him a chance – and he has taken it with both hands.
He has started scoring for fun and putting in outstanding performance, and it would appear that even Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is impressed.
As per Chelsea on Twitter, Conte said that Ake is ‘playing very well at the moment’ and he also noted that he is gaining ‘great experience’ on loan with the South Coast side.
See that Tweet below…
Conte says it's very important Nathan Ake is playing very well at the moment and is gaining great experience. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 22, 2016
It would appear as though Conte is keeping up with one of his most impressive young talents – and his excellent performances can only be a good thing for his long-term prospects.
The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that he’ll be back in the Chelsea first team sooner, rather than later.
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