Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has explained how he plans to use Nathan Ake after it was confirmed the defender is returning to Stamford Bridge.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Watford in the Premier League and has performed excellently for Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth since the start of this campaign.
However, still contracted to Chelsea, the Blues have decided to recall the Dutch Under-21 international following his outstanding performances in the English top-flight.
Chelsea have the second-best defence in the Premier League this season, and are current favourites to win the title after leading the table into the New Year.
So, where does Ake fit in? Following today’s FA Cup win over Peterborough on Sunday, Conte explained he sees Ake as a versatile addition to his squad: