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Chelsea Legend Tells Conte : Nathan Ake Is Not Better Than Kenneth Omeruo


Former Chelsea defender Celestine Babayaro says Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo will be an upgrade on current third choice centre back Nathan Ake.

Babayaro told Owngoalnigeria.com that although Ake coped reasonably well against Tottenham Hotspur in the 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win, he still has a lot to learn in the art of defending.

” He didn’t do too bad against Spurs I must confess, but his positional awareness is still somehow short of what a Premier League defender should have, but he is still very young.

” Ake will come good, but I honestly feel Omeruo will be an upgrade. He has top level experience at the age of 23, over 50 international caps and still counting. He is definitely talented.

” I feel he has progressed really well in Turkey this season, when you add that to his international experience, you have a defender who only needs the trust of the manager to show what he can do”.

Osas Mahawi