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Chelsea recall Nathan Ake from Bournemouth after impressive string of displays

Chelsea have recalled defender Nathan Ake from his loan spell at Bournemouth.

Ake, 21, has excelled for the Cherries in his six-month stint on the south coast this season and has been one of their standout players.

Ake scored three times in 10 Premier League appearances, including a dramatic last minute winner against Liverpool at the start of December.


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But he’s now on his way back to Stamford Bridge.

The Dutchman has impressed Blues manager Antonio Conte and would be ideal for his tried and tested 3-4-3 formation which has brought the league leaders so much success this season.

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Nathan Ake of Chelsea during the pre-season friendly between MK Dons and a Chelsea XI at Stadium mk on August 3, 2015 in Milton Keynes, England.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

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Ake has made just five starts for Chelsea since graduating from the youth side in 2012.

He’s also had loan spells with Reading and Watford in recent seasons before joining Bournemouth last summer.

The news is a hammer blow to Eddie Howe who has spoken glowingly of Ake since his arrival.

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