Photo: Nathan Ake sends happy message to Chelsea fans after 4-0 win on Instagram

Nathan Ake dedicates a special message to the Chelsea fans after his FA Cup appearance

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Nathan Ake thanks Chelsea supporters for their warm reception after the centre-half made his first start since returning to Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s 4-0 win against Brentford in the FA Cup.

The Netherlands international was recalled from his loan spell at Bournemouth earlier this month after impressing under Eddie Howe’s stewardship in the Cherries’s back four.

Ake was brought back to provide cover for Chelsea’s back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz, with the trio forming a formidable partnership.

The versatile Dutch defender slotted in at left-wing back for the visit of Brentford in the FA Cup fifth round and acquitted himself well as Antonio Conte’s side kept a clean sheet.

Ake posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption after his FA Cup appearance:

“Great win in the FA Cup today, happy to be back at the Bridge! Thank you for the support👌🏽⚽️”

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Chelsea are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table ahead of their trip to bitter rivals Liverpool in their next top-flight fixture.

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