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Chelsea boss Lampard admits admiration for Bournemouth defender Ake

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has spoken of his admiration for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.

Ake has been linked with a return to Chelsea, though is out of today's clash with the Cherries.

Lampard said, "Nathan came through here but since he's gone to Bournemouth to play regular football, I think he's done fantastically well and shown himself to be a really good defender in the Premier League.

"In terms of the defence that we have I'm very happy and it won't be something I consider until I feel otherwise. We have to worry about Bournemouth tomorrow, Tottenham next Sunday, Southampton, Arsenal, Brighton, then the window opens."

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