Dutch defender Nathan Ake has claimed he has learned a lot from Chelsea captain John Terry during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea ended the youngster’s loan spell at Bournemouth in January after he impressed playing centre-back for Eddie Howe’s side earlier in the season.
Over the past few months he’s made a handful of first team appearances mostly in the FA Cup as he bids to try to prove himself worthy of a starting spot in Antonio Conte’s first team next season.
The defender revealed to Chelsea’s official website that Terry has always been there for him and has given him advice following his arrival at the club.
“He’s always been there, helping and talking, since I was 17 and I first came into the team under Rafael Benitez,” the 22-year-old said.
“He’s always been there for me, on and off the pitch. He tries to help, that’s just the way he is.
“He plays his own game but also looks out for others as well, so it was really nice to play with him.”
“He’s such a big legend at the club and he will be a really big miss.”
Ake will be hoping to make his second Premier League start of the season when Chelsea take on Sunderland in their last game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.