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Chelsea win 2-0 over Bournemouth and remain top of the table with Liverpool, who won 2-1 at Leicester today at lunch-time.

Maurizio Sarri’s lads hadn’t a smooth game and the Cherries missed two incredible chances to take the lead: with Wilson in the first half and with former Blues defender Akè in the beginning of the second part.

Marcos Alonso had produced Chelsea most dangerous chance in the end of the first half, when he hit the post with a great shot from the distance, but it was Pedro, who replaced an impalpable Alvaro Morata, who scored the first goal of the game at 75′ after a nice build-up with Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud.

It was a knock-out smack for Bournemouth, who barely reacted.

Eden Hazard sealed the game with five minutes to go, the Belgian scored his second goal of the season.

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Chelsea wing-back Davide Zappacosta played almost an hour in Italy’s home draw against the Dutch at Allianz Stadium in Turin last night. Valencia striker Simone Zaza opened the scoring in the first half well assisted by Federico Chiesta from the right flank.

Former Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake found a vital equalizer with just 2 minutes left to go, after Domenico Criscito was shown a red card for an alleged last man foul.

Zappacosta made 35 appearances with Chelsea this season after joining the club from Torino FC on Deadline Day. The 25-year-old played three more games in August as he faced Trapani, Bologna and Sassuolo with the Serie A side before a move to the Premier League giants was finalized.

 

Willian and Cesar Azpilicueta will face respectively Croatia (3PM BST) and Switzerland (8PM BST) today.

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A real humiliation for Chelsea tonight, with a heavy defeat against Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

In fact, the Cherries won 3-0 with goals by Wilson, Stanislas and former Chelsea defender and academy player Nathan Ake, all scored in the space of fifteen minutes in the beginning of the first half.

A deserved and vital win for Bournemouth, who take their unbeaten Premier League run to six games.

After a goalless first half, Callum Wilson (51′) swept home the opener before Junior Stanislas (64′) poked home the second.

Three minutes later, former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake (67′) sealed the victory for the Cherries.

A nightmare night for Antonio Conte’s side, who also lost Andreas Christensen for a hamstring injury at 28′: the Danish defender was replaced by Antonio Rudiger.

 

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Nathan Ake will meet again his former teammates as Chelsea face Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium today. The Dutchman told Standard Sport: “I have no regrets, no way. I am still 100 per cent happy with my decision. 

Ake joined Chelsea at the age of 16, spending 6 years at Stamford Bridge with loan spells at Reading, Watford and Bournemouth. And the Cherries are currently struggling with 7 points, sitting 19th in the league table.

“It is still early in the season. – Ake insists – We didn’t start the season well, but the quality of our football is coming back, we are scoring good goals. The defending is getting better too. It’s just about picking up more points and we will do that with the quality we have in the squad.”

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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.”

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Nathan Ake in action with Chelsea last season © Francesca Ceciarini

Bournemouth are still confident they can land Chelsea defender Nathan Ake this summer, according to SkySports.

The 22-year-old’s ownership, who spent last campaign on loan with the Cherries, is currently esteemed around £20m.

Bournemouth have already signed goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Chelsea a few weeks ago.

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Chelsea defensive midfielder Nathan Ake made his first senior appearance for Netherland National Team on Wednesday after being a regular in the Dutch Under-21 squad.

Quincy Promes and Tottenham star Vincent Janssen both scored in their 2-1 win over Morocco in a friendly game. Former Chelsea Academy Mbark Boussoufa also scored for the hosts.

The 22-year-old was recalled by Chelsea in January 2017, making his first appearance in the 4–0 FA Cup fourth round victory over Brentford. Then he replaced David Luiz in the starting lineup in the 4–2 semifinal win against rivals Tottenham.

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Nathan Ake in action with Chelsea last season © Francesca Ceciarini

Nathan Ake is uncertain about his future: the Dutch defender was called back from his loan to Bournemouth last January, but he has collected only three appearances with Chelsea first team ever since.

Now that the season is over, Ake wants to understand if there will be more playing time in Antonio Conte‘s mind for him for the next campaign.

Asked by his future by The Guardian, he replied:

“I know what you mean, because when I was 17, 18, 19, you are happy you are going to be involved, or be on the bench, or get some minutes.

“But I think at my age now, you want to play a little bit more, also because I had a taste of it. 

“Of course you also know this is a big club, so there will be big players and it’s not easy to come into the team. 

“I just need to see what is going to happen with Michael [Emenalo, the technical director] or the manager. We have to talk and see what is best.”

Ake is open to another loan move after admitting that “I haven’t deleted myself” from the WhatsApp group which was created for all 38 of the players who departed Chelsea on a temporary basis last summer.

“The main thing for me is to play games. Whether it is here, whether it is somewhere else, I don’t know yet.

“I need to see what Michael thinks. That’s what we need to discuss and see where we go from there.'”

 

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Nathan Ake in action with Chelsea last season © Francesca Ceciarini

John Terry has not played a lot this season and he will leave Chelsea this summer, but his influence in the club is still very strong.

Defender Nathan Ake, for example, admits he has learned a lot from the Blues legend.

“He’s always been there, helping and talking, since I was 17 and I first came into the team under Rafael Benitez,’ – Ake told Chelsea official website – “He’s always been there for me, on and off the pitch. He tries to help, that’s just the way he is. He plays his own game but also looks out for others as well, so it was really nice to play with him. From him I have learned positioning and also just his character, the way he trains every day is magnificent. He makes sure you always give 100 per cent, even if you are a little bit tired. He keeps going and you see the way he puts tackles in and think you need to do that as well, that’s the type of character he is. He’s such a big legend at the club and he will be a really big miss”.

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