Nathan Ake 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?" The season after Benitez left I thought, "this is going to be my season". Then José 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 reserves again”.