Chelsea fans are confident that Nathan Ake will be a star of the future at Stamford Bridge after his cameo appearance against Everton on Sunday.
The Dutchman, who can play at the back or in a defensive midfield role, spent the first half of the season on loan at Bournemouth.
He started eight Premier League games and came off the bench twice, and also featured on two occasions in the EFL Cup.
As well as carrying out defensive duties, Ake scored three top-flight goals for Bournemouth, but his progress at the Vitality Stadium was halted when Chelsea recalled him in January.
Despite manager Antonio Conte bringing Ake back, the 22-year-old has played in just four games in all competitions since returning to West London.
Three of those outings were in the FA Cup and his first league appearance for Chelsea this season came on Sunday when he replaced injured David Luiz in the 82nd minute of a 3-0 win over Everton.
Ake was only on the pitch for the last eight minutes, but the fans were left impressed by his performance.
Ake always looking confident on and off the ball, massive talent glad to see Conte noticing that ???? #cfc
— Victor Onyeweke (@OnyewekeVictor) April 30, 2017
— 'deji (@bethiks) April 30, 2017
We have a serious player in Nathan Ake. Lets play him more often please and not make another Bertrand out of him #cfc
— Subhro_Bluefievre (@subhro_neo) April 30, 2017
— Vrushabh Sanghavi (@vrushabh4) April 30, 2017
— Abhi Mazumder (@Rishi_Maz86) April 30, 2017
Conte's decision to call back ake now vindicated. He's now covered for 2 of our 3 starting CBs within 7 days. Massive. #cfc
— soccerCrave (@soccerCrave) April 30, 2017
— Seeker.✴ (@Jamlick1) April 30, 2017
Very pleased to see ake getting the trust from conte #CFC
— RADWAN (@Radwan_A8) April 30, 2017
Nathan Ake ☺ #CFC
— Zand!le Dubazana (@DubazanaZandile) April 30, 2017
— Barry (@zola155) April 30, 2017
@ChelseaFC He must stay at Chelsea,Ake is a great prospect and him and Zouma are Chelsea's future.
— Peter Griffiths (@GroovyPete) April 30, 2017
@ChelseaFC Hope he gets more game time
— Szymon ⚽️ (@Chalobar) April 30, 2017
— Okumu Evans. (@OkumuEvans370) April 30, 2017
@ChelseaFC Fantastic young player
— Elliott Williams (@ewilliams24_) April 30, 2017