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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic spent the last two seasons at Stamford Bridge before leaving to join Bournemouth during the summer transfer window.

The Bosnian will return to Stamford Bridge today to face his former side, whom he won the Premier League and League Cup with last season, while also tasting Champions League football.

Begovic has admitted that the experience at Chelsea has made him a better goalkeeper.

Begovic said: “I experienced a lot in two years at Chelsea, winning a title and playing in the Champions League.

“To go to the highest level to test myself against the best was one of the best things I have done and it improved me as a player.

“The mental side of dealing with the pressure at Chelsea makes you better.

“I will be following Chelsea for the rest of my career, looking out for their results and I wish them all the best.

“But I have a new challenge now at Bournemouth and this club can achieve big things. There is no ceiling.

“We want to keep looking up high and not look down.

“It has been a hell of a journey for the club and what they have achieved the last few years is incredible. The aim is to keep that going.

“The Premier League is the first priority but I have won a couple of trophies in my career and want to win a couple more with Bournemouth.”

Begovic then admitted that he left Chelsea because he couldn’t sit on the bench any longer.

He added: “The easy thing would have been to have stayed but I am not good at being comfortable and I want to test myself. I want to play and want to be in the spotlight.

“I could have been happy to sit on the bench every week, but that isn’t me. I want to be a No.1.”

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