Antonio Conte says that Nathan Ake is “ready to play” for the Blues during this second half of the season.
Ake joined Bournemouth on loan deal in June, however, he was recalled by Chelsea after producing a series of impressive performances on the South Coast.
“Nathan came back to us because I evaluated his situation and our situation,” Conte said.
“He’s a good reinforcement for us because he can play in different positions.
“In the last one-and-a-half years he has improved a lot and now he’s ready to play for Chelsea, his club, stay with us and help us.
“This is the second week he’s worked with us and he’s starting to understand our way of football. I’m pleased to have him,” the Italian added.