Chelsea entertain Eredivisie giant Ajax in the UEFA Champions League as Frank Lampard looks to keep the incredible run of form going with a win at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Ajax will target a positive result as well after suffering a tough 0-1 defeat at home in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago. The importance of three-points for both the team is also clear from the fact that only two points separate Chelsea in first and third-placed Valencia.
Mason Mount: The young Englishman is one of the many academy players who spent the last season out on the loan but now have become an integral part of the squad. He has gone from strength to strength, scoring and creating goals. No wonder, it has been reported that both Real Madrid and Barcelona want to sign him.
Tammy Abraham: Just like Mount, he was plying his trade in the Championship last season, where he racked up an insane amount of goals for Aston Villa. Lampard showed faith in him as he moved the 22-year-old ahead of Olivier Giroud in the pecking order, which he repaid with 9 goals in the Premier League.
Jorginho: Not Sarri’s version but somebody who seems to have added creativity to his game. His ball at the weekend to Tammy Abraham was world-class. Against a click passing Ajax team, the Italian will be the key.
Hakim Ziyech: The Moroccan is somebody who can pull an absolute rabbit out of the hat. As Valencia, and ask many wingers and defenders he terrorizes week-in and week-out in the Eredivisie.
Dusan Tadic: He has gone from a good player to being considered as a world-class talent after moving from Southampton to Ajax two seasons ago. He is the leading scorer for Ajax this season.
Donny van de Beek: Seems more complete this season. His passing and the ability to find the goal is a threat for any team.
Christian Pulisic: After his less than convincing start in London, many impatient fans were quick to label him as overrated.
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Match Timing: November 06, Monday at 01: 30 AM
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea vs Ajax team news:
Chelsea team news:
N’Golo Kante is set to make a comeback from injury in the game against Ajax, Frank Lampard confirmed in the press conference.
“He’s in the squad, so he’s fit,” Lampard said on Monday. “It looks nice like the injuries and the few niggles that he was getting have cleared up and we’ve been able to get some work into him.”
That said, Jorginho picked up his fifth yellow card of the season which makes him suspended for the weekend’s league, so Jorginho should start here, with Kante starting on the bench.
Marcos Alonso may replace Emerson at let-back, while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Michy Batshuayi, with the latter fresh off scoring a wonderful leveller against Manchester United in the Carabao Cup, could be considered here.
Ajax team news:
Ajax have no injury problems ahead of this game.
Chelsea vs Ajax probable playing 11:
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga (GK), Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham
Ajax: Onana (GK), Mazraoui, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico, Alvarez, Martinez; Neres, Van de Beek, Ziyech, Tadic
CHE vs AJA Dream11 teams:
CHE vs AJA Dream11 Today Match Prediction:
Ajax had enough chances in the reverse leg but Chelsea were more clinical as they edged out the Ditch giant. Considering how Ajax play, it will be an open goal that may suit Chelsea at home.