Welcome Back Ake: The new-look Chelsea defence in 2017 including recalled loanee

CB – Nathan Ake

It was a shock when Nathan Ake was recalled, but in reality – the deal actually makes a lot of sense.

The Dutchman is comfortable playing out wide or in the middle, but with Chelsea currently playing with a back 3 – a role on the left-hand side of Chelsea defence could be perfect for the youngster.

The role will allow him to get forward where applicable whilst also utilising his pace and technical ability to get the Blues out of trouble.

He will be the perfect player for the role, and with Gary Cahill now in his 30s – he could be the future for Chelsea.