Mourinho left Ake ‘quite broken’ during his time at Chelsea

2 REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Nathan Ake has revealed he was left ‘mentally broken’ by Jose Mourinho’s treatment of him at Chelsea.The Bournemouth defender found opportunities difficult to come by during his time at Stamford Bridge, particularly in Mourinho’s second spell at the club. 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Mourinho did not consider Ake first-team material REVEALED Ake has been linked with a sensational return to Chelsea following his bright form on the south coast.Manchester United and Tottenham are also thought to be interested in the centre-back. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED huge blow ADVICE After a promising 2012/13 season under Rafael Benitez, in which he starred in the youth set up and played six first-team games, the Dutchman was immediately dropped to the reserves upon Mourinho’s arrival.He eventually left Chelsea for Bournemouth in 2017 after making just seven Premier League appearances for the Blues.Ake, 24, told the Telegraph: “I went to the first team at Chelsea and played under Rafa Benitez and I always thought, ‘why is everyone saying setbacks are coming because everything is going up, up, up?’ LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ake struggled to break into Chelsea’s first team no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “The season after Benitez left I thought, ‘this is going to be my season’.“Then Jose Mourinho came and, without training, I got dropped into the second team. That was one of the toughest things for me, mentally. I was quite broken.“Everything was going great, I played a few games, I was young player of the year and then I was in the reserves again.” Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF MONEY