Youngster Ake brought into Blues squad

Nathan Ake has been drafted into the Chelsea squad ahead of Sunday’s game against Manchester United.

Boss Jose Mourinho sees the Dutch teenager as potential extra cover at left-back following Ryan Bertrand’s loan move to Aston Villa.

Chelsea have been discussing the possibility of Ake, 18, himself going out on loan to play first-team football.

However, for the time being he has stepped up from the Under-21 squad and Mourinho is confident Chelsea have enough options at left-back without Bertrand.

Mourinho explained: “Because Bertrand is leaving I’m bringing Ake into the squad because he is a player that can play there.

“In an emergency David Luiz or Branislav Ivanovic can play left-back. So we don’t have problems.”

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