|Highly rated prospect Nathan Ake moved abroad in summer 2011. He changed the youth academy of Feyenoord for Chelsea in England. The young defender made his first-team debut in the final moments of an away league game at Norwich on Boxing Day 2012, and his first start in an FA Cup fifth-round tie away at Middlesbrough at the end of February 2013.
In April 2015, Aké was loaned out for a month to Championship club Reading. In August 2015, Aké was again loaned out, this time to Premier League club Watford on a season-long loan move after having signed a five-year renewed contract at Chelsea until 2020. The season 2016-17, Aké was again send on loan. This time he can show his qualities at AFC Bournemouth. In winterbreak, Chelsea decided to bring the player back and cancelled the loan contract.