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Nathan Benjamin Ake | Defensemen | #5

Team: Bournemouth
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/18/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 165

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Nik Argiropoulos is tipping defender Nathan Ake to perform well this weekend as Bournemouth host Watford.
A regular in Nik's column during his Bournemouth loan spell last season, Ake contributes a variety of fantasy points for defensive contributions while offering a threat at set pieces (three goals in eight PL starts last term). We saw a glimpse of these qualities against West Brom last weekend with the young centre-back winning four tackles, four aerial duels, making three clearances, an interception and producing a shot on target, returning 10 points in Togga's Perfect XI format despite a disappointing defeat for the Cherries. He can surpass that score in victory at home to Watford. Aug 18 - 5:08 AM
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Bournemouth and Eddie Howe got their man with a move for Chelsea defender Nathan Ake.

After playing half of last season on loan at Bournemouth, the 22-year-old now becomes the club-record signing in a reported £20 million move. Ake only played in two of the club's first 11 games last season before he broke into the starting lineup, excelling as a starter in eight of the next nine matches. But Chelsea manager Antonio Conte recalled the Dutch international from his loan in January to make only two league appearances until the end of the season. But now Ake returns to the Cherries as a vaunted starter. "I had a great time here last season so I’m really happy to be back," said Ake. "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."
Jun 30 - 6:48 PM

Chelsea's Nathan Aké is reportedly on the cusp of completing a £20 million move to Bournemouth.

The deal will be a club record for the south coast club, who have beaten off competition from West Ham, Newcastle and many others to return Aké to the Vitality Stadium. The young Dutch defender was a revelation once he broke into the Cherries starting XI in a loan deal last season, but his spell there was cut short when his parent club recalled him in January. Eddie Howe's attempts to bring Aké back to the club immediately in a January deal were unsuccessful, even though the versatile defender barely got a look in once back at Stamford Bridge. While Aké was undoubtedly frustrated by the early termination of his loan last season, relations with Chelsea are still on good terms, with Aké never requesting to leave nor did the club wish to lose his undoubted talents and potential. Instead, Chelsea may look to re-sign him later on in his career, after he gets the game time necessary to develop which they couldn't guarantee to him at this time.
Source: The Guardian
Jun 28 - 6:57 PM

AFC Bournemouth are leading the chase to sign Chelsea defender Nathan Ake.

Ake spent the first half of 2016-17 on loan, and after a slow start to his spell on the south coast, the 22-year-old flourished under Eddie Howe and it was those performances which prompted Antonio Conte to recall the youngster in January. However, his return to Stamford Bridge didn’t pan out as he had originally hoped, and once again opportunities to feature for the first-team were limited - Ake made just one league start [playing 98 minutes] during the remainder of the campaign. But, it now looks like Bournemouth could be back for a second bite of the cherry, only this time on a permanent basis, for a fee believed to be in the region of £20 million. If Ake does sign then he will join former teammate Asmir Begovic who arrived at the club last month.
Source: The Metro
Jun 26 - 6:22 AM

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is reportedly keen to bring former loanee Nathan Aké and Asmir Begovic to the Vitality Stadium.

The Cherries' summer objective is to bring players to the club that will take them to the next level in the PL after consolidating their status in the division this season. Aké, 22, had a very successful loan spell with the Cherries until he was recalled by his parent club Chelsea back in January. Since, he has been a backup option for Conte, as has goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. Bournemouth approached Chelsea for the pair back in January but both their attempts failed. In the case of Begovic, Conte would not let him go until a suitable understudy to Courtois was secured. For Aké, Chelsea are reluctant to sell given his obvious potential to be a first team player for them in the future. However, Bournemouth may start by offering as high as £20 million for his services. That would be difficult for them to refuse.
Source: The Guardian
May 18 - 9:24 AM

Nathan Ake played his first 90 minutes for Chelsea since his loan recall from Bournemouth during Sunday's 4-0 FA Cup win over Brentford.

The Dutchmen, who made 10 Premier League appearance for the Cherries this season, put in a strong shift at left-wing back before shifting into Chelsea's back three in the second half during the club's win over Brentford. After the match, Ake said he has a clear understanding of what is desired of him and how he must go about earning his keep at Stamford Bridge. "On the first day I was back, [Antonio Conte] called me into his office and explained the different positions he sees me in and what he expects from me when I play those positions," Ake said. "For him, age doesn't matter. I just have to show him I'm ready to be here and that's what I try to do in training." While the 21-year-old will face tight competition for regular starts, an injury to Conte's current first-team would likely see Ake step into the starting XI at Stamford Bridge.
Jan 30 - 3:00 PM

Nathan Ake's short and sweet period on loan at Bournemouth from Chelsea is over.

The 21 year old Dutch defender arrived at the club back in June and went on to make 12 first team appearances. Ake broke into the Cherries' starting XI in the mid-November win over Stoke, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win in his first league start. The headline grabbing performance transformed what had been a frustrating spell bench-warming into a huge opportunity. He went on to start all but one of the next 10 league games at centre-back (he was ineligible to play Chelsea), scoring the dramatic winner against Liverpool and a consolation against Southampton. Eddie Howe will be disappointed to lose the versatile defender, who had become an important team member at Bournemouth.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 8 - 7:28 AM

Bournemouth will have to find a way to manage without defender Nathan Ake for the Boxing Day trip to west London.

Due to Premier League rules preventing on-loan players from featuring against their parent clubs, Ake won't be available to face Chelsea. The omission will come as a big loss for the Cherries as Ake has started each of the last six Premier League matches, recording three goals and a clean sheet after making only two substitute appearances until Week 12. Said manager Eddie Howe: "He’ll be a really big miss for us, he’s a real level-headed lad and has shown his abilities since he's had his chance. He’s scored some big goals for us as well so he won't be easy to replace."
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Nathan Aké scored just six minutes into Sunday's match with Southampton, but Bournemouth were unable to hold the lead and conceded two second-half goals in 3-1 loss at The Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth started the match in dream fashion and took the lead after just six minutes. The goal, a product of a short-corner routine, saw Jack Wilshere loft a cross to the back post where it found Aké who finished with a great diving header into the bottom-left corner of the net. However, the Cherries saw their lead undone on 14 minutes. Leveling the match was Ryan Bertrand, who cut inside Adam Smith and powered past Simon Francis before finishing from a tight angle. While the fixture remained even at the half, an inspired Jay Rodriguez tapped home before thunder in a volley in the second half to hand Bournemouth a 3-1 defeat at home. The loss means Eddie Howe's side remain in 10th on 21 points, even on points with Watford and Stoke City.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:56:00 AM

Bournemouth's versatile defender Nathan Ake is set to start his fourth Premier League game in a row against Burnley on Saturday.

Ake, who scored the last gasp winner against Liverpool in GW14, has given some fine displays for the Cherries in his recent spell filling in for both Adam Smith who was suspended and Charlie Daniels who was injured. However, Daniels has now recovered and will return to his centre-back berth on Saturday. It is expected that Howe will not drop Ake, and instead will make way at left back for the Chelsea loanee by relegating Adam Smith to the bench.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 06:03:00 AM

Nathan Ake insists that he would rather finish out the season on loan at Bournemouth from Chelsea rather than be recalled.

The young Dutchman has grabbed his opportunity to break into the Cherries first team in recent weeks due to an injury to Charlie Daniels at cleft back and because of Adam Smith's suspension a few weeks ago at right back. He has scored twice in three league games, the memorable late winner last weekend against Liverpool and the decider in the 1-0 win over Stoke. His recent goals tripled his PL tally, having notched up one during his loan spell at Watford last season too.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 01:59:00 PM

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was quick to dispel rumors that Chelsea would recall Nathan Ake from his loan.

Reports circulated this week that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was prepared to recall the young defender from his loan after a lack of playing time that saw him make only two substitute appearances in the Premier League entering this weekend. But the Dutch international made the most of a rare start in place of the suspended Adam Smith, scoring the match-winner against Stoke City at the weekend. Said Howe: "We've had meetings with Chelsea regarding his progression but there's been no mention of January or anything like that. Obviously it's up to me to make the best decisions for Bournemouth. But we love Nathe. We think he's a really talented player with a bright future ahead of him."
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 07:01:00 AM

Nathan Ake scored a headed goal in the 26th minute to give the Cherries three points at Stoke City.

The Cherries recovered their form after two duds in a row and beat Stoke City on the strength of a Nathan Ake goal. They could well have been a goal up by then after a fairly obvious penalty went uncalled on Callum Wilson.
Source: Espnfc.com
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Chelsea's Nathan Ake, who is on loan at Bournemouth, has expressed his frustration at his lack of game time this term.

The 21 year old joined the club in order to build on the experience he got while at Watford for a spell last season. He feels the competition at the club is great but he is still wishing he played more than two Premier League games so far. The Dutchman's main position is centre back, but it appears that Eddie Howe currently favours the partnership of Steve Cook and Simon Francis.
Source: The Express
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:23:00 AM

Nathan Ake will look to follow up a strong season on loan at Watford with another step forward on the south coast as he joins Bournemouth on loan from Chelsea for the 2016-17 season.

The move to Bournemouth marks Ake's third loan move since his arrival at Chelsea. He had a brief stint at Reading in the Championship before his Young Player of the Season turn at Vicarage Road last season. Able to play multiple positions, it isn't entirely clear where Ake fits in with the Cherries. Charlie Daniels (left back) and the central pairing of Simon Francis and Steve Cook were solid in the positions Ake is most asssociated with. Perhaps Francis will play on the right regularly - he split time between center back and right back about evenly last season - with Ake playing centrally. Perhaps Ake will just be excellent depth for what was a thin squad last season. Regardless, Bournemouth made a solid, if short-term, acquisition today.
Source: espnfc.com
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 11:31:00 AM