Nathan Ake will be “distraught” at having to return to Chelsea and possibly claim a Premier League winner’s medal, according to Ray Wilkins.
Ake started the season on loan at Bournemouth, but has impressed sufficiently to earn a recall from manager Antonio Conte.
The defender, who can also play in midfield, will now provide some much-needed versatility to Chelsea’s squad in the title run-in.
But talking to Sky Sports, former Chelsea assistant Wilkins says that Ake will be devastated at having to return to Stamford Bridge.
“He can fill a number of positions, but I think that’s what he’ll be: a number,” he said.
“I don’t think he’ll play, and I reckon Nathan is a little bit distraught this morning. He’s playing week in, week out for Bournemouth, and he’s doing a really, really good job.
“He’s coming back into the Chelsea fold now, and will he play? I don’t think he will personally.
“Conte doesn’t change the team a lot, unless there’s burnout. But they’ve got no European football.
“I’m not a great lover of Marcos Alonso. He’s doing okay, but will Nathan come in the side? I don’t think he will.”