Chelsea starlet Nathan Ake admits he is growing frustrated with his lack of game time at Bournemouth.
Ake, 22, impressed during his loan spell at Watford last season, picking up the club's young player of the year award. His spell away from Stamford Bridge was one of the club's more successful loan stories, prompting Bournemouth to take him on another season-long deal this term.
The Netherlands Under-21 international claimed the left-back role as his own at Vicarage Road last season but has been limited to just two appearances off the bench for Eddie Howe's side in the league, starting in a further two EFL Cup games against Morecambe and Preston.
"I wanted to draw a line under last season, but that has not happened yet," Ake told Voetbal International. "The competition at my club is great. For now, I am still on the bench. It eats you, I want to play every week. "
While Ake can play in a number of positions, it was at left-back last season where he produced his most consistent football. Charlie Daniels however has remained Bournemouth's first-choice left-back this season, playing every minute of all seven Premier League matches. Another left-back in summer signing Brad Smith is also still waiting for his first Premier League appearance as a result.
Other clubs attempted to sign Ake during the summer transfer window but the Dutchman explained his "instant connection" with How convinced him to opt for a move to the south coast.
Speaking during preseason, he said: "There was other interest in the summer. I came and spoke to Eddie here and he have me a lot of confidence, he talked about his plans on the pitch and I think we are quite similar, we both like to work hard."