Chelsea vs Ajax: Match preview
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we have the fourth round of the group stage of the Champions League in which we expect a lot of interesting matches. This time we have analyzed for you a duel to be played at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea will welcome Ajax.
Chelsea team news:
When Chelsea was banned from bringing in new players, no one really expected the Blues will play so well this season. Namely, coach Frank Lampard put all the dice together, and it must be admitted that his team looks really great on the field. The best indicator for what we are talking about is the current fourth place in the English Premier League with six points higher than the five-ranked Arsenal.
Now we can freely say that the London team is on the right track to play in the Champions league next season, which is, among other things, the primary goal for this season. In the Premier League last round, Chelsea celebrated 1: 2 at Watford, which was the fifth consecutive victory for Frank Lampard.
When it comes to the Champions League, this is where the players are providing parties above expectations, although they have suffered a surprising defeat against Valencia in the first round. However, after that the team from Stamford Bridge played two great matches, first away to Lille when they celebrated 1: 2.
Certainly, the big surprise was the victory in the last round when Chelsea celebrated their away game at last year’s Champions League semi-finalist – Ajax, and that match ended with a score of 0: 1. In that match, they were better rival as they had more mature chances to score, and this time it was Bachuji who scored.
Probable lineup: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Mount, Pulisic; Abraham.
Ajax team news:
Ajax players are slowly but surely showing this season that last year’s games were not a coincidence, and that everyone on this team must seriously count on the best possible Champions League standings. After three games played, they share the first place in the group with Chelsea.
They will try to redeem their fans for the defeat in the last round, when Chelsea celebrated with minimal result. There is no doubt that this may have been the weakest match of the season for the Amsterdam team, which is once again brilliant in the Dutch Championship.
Interestingly, Ajax has scored as many as 39 goals in the Dutch Championship so far, an average of more than three per match. If we return to the Champions League, we come to the conclusion that the Amsterdam team is providing fantastic games this season in the highest quality European club competition.
Namely, they achieved two easy victories in the first two matches, as they celebrated against Lille in the first round in front of their fans when it was 3: 0. Immediately after that they won another convincing triumph against Valencia. Interestingly, the result was the same as in the Champions League premiere match.
It is certain that Ajax will do everything to rematch Chelsea in this match for the recent defeat. There is no doubt that it will be an extremely difficult task.
Probable lineup: Onana; Mazraoui, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Alvarez, Martinez; Neres, Van de Beek, Ziyech; Tadic.
Both teams will go for all three points in this match, so for this reason we advise you to bypass the prediction of the final outcome. Better focus on the goals, because there will be a lot of them. It is expected that both will score at least one goal in this match.
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