Chelsea vs Ajax
Date: Tuesday, 5 November 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea and Ajax head in Tuesday’s Champions League encounter at Stamford Bridge having both earned six points from their opening three matches in Group H.
However, as a result of their narrow 1-0 success in Amsterdam last month, the Premier League outfit hold the smallest of advantages over their Dutch rivals.
Chelsea vs Ajax Prediction
Chelsea suffered a minor setback the last day at the Stamford Bridge, as arch-rivals Manchester United defeated them in the Carabao Cup, and denied them an opportunity to take part in the Quarters. But still, the manner in which the London outfit has responded to their several obstacles has been nothing but impressive, and they will be keen to keep it going on, and especially in the European stage.
Consider that the team had defeated Erik ten Hag’s men the last day in this same competition, with a sole unanswered goal on the road. One more of that kind and the Blues could almost ensure a comparatively easier opponent in the Round of 16.
It helps that they are at home and that they have won seven of their preceding eight matches as well. Finally, we must consider the fact that the hosts of the day are part of the toughest league in the world, whereas their Dutch equivalent is not considered amongst the major ones in Europe. Also, the Lancers have lost some of their major players from the last campaign and will be on the backfoot.
As such, expect the hosts to register the three points this match-day.
However, there’s no denying the quality that the Amsterdam contingent has in the attacking third of the pitch. They have found the back of the net in 44 of their preceding 48 match-ups, and in 19 of their last 21 on the road. They have also scored the most number of goals in Group H as of now, and the chances for them to return empty-handed are very low.
Chelsea vs Ajaxe POSSIBLE LINEUPS
Chelsea possible starting lineup: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Mount, Pulisic; Abraham
Ajax possible starting lineup: Onana; Mazraoui, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Alvarez, Martinez; Neres, Van de Beek, Ziyech; Tadic