Ake is now a star at Bournemouth, despite only being 23. He is a lynchpin in their defense.
But he knows that he could have remained at Chelsea and politely waited for his first team chance to arrive. Instead he took a big risk to further his career.
"But at some point, you have to go for yourself. You have to change your career and change your dreams.
"I knew this club, knew the manager, the players and knew what we could do. It was massive for my development. I was so happy with the step I made and I'm still happy now."