New Bournemouth signing Nathan Ake was full of praise following the reunion with his former teammates.
The defensive midfielder, who spent last season on loan with the Cherries until January, told the club’s official website: “I had a great time here last season so I’m really happy to be back,”
“It’s an exciting challenge. Chelsea is a great club and I learned so much there but this is a new step and the right place for me to develop even more.
Then Ake added: “The fans haven’t seen the best of me yet. I always set the bar high so I know there is a lot of things I still have to work on. With the help of the manager here I know I can keep improving and become a better player.”