Despite being recalled in January from his loan spell at Bournemouth, Nathan Ake left Chelsea this summer as he re-joined Bournemouth for a fee of £20million.
Ake got just one Premier League start last season after his return from Bournemouth and the former Chelsea defender revealed he had hoped to be given more opportunities at Chelsea.
“I went back and was hoping to be playing for Chelsea, but in the end I still came back here,” Ake said at a press conference unveiling at the Vitality Stadium.
“You always want to play more but I know it’s difficult get into the Chelsea team. They have such a good team with many great, world class players. I knew it was going to be difficult. I thought I did OK in the games I played and felt like I grew training around those players.”