Chelsea vs. Ajax: Champions League – Match Preview

Chelsea will look to continue their excellent run of form when they host Ajax on Tuesday.

The Blues recorded a fifth consecutive league win following a 2-1 success away at Watford on the weekend.

Frank Lampard’s men are also well placed in the Champions League having recorded an impressive 1-0 win at Ajax.

Despite the defeat, Ajax are level at the top of their Champions League group with Ajax, having won their other two group stage games.

A 4-2 win over PEC Zwolle on Friday leaves Ajax comfortably clear at the top of the Dutch league.

Team news
Ross Barkley, N’Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are all back in training for the Blues.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is likely to be a substitute again, with both Willian and Christian Pulisic in excellent form.

Lisandro Martinez and Donny van Beek were both forced off against PEC Zwolle, however should be fine.

Hakim Ziyech has had a hamstring issue for the majority of the campaign, but is expected to start again.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson; Kovacic, Jorginho; Willian, Mount, Pulisic; Abraham
Ajax (4-3-3): Onana; Mazraoui, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico; Alvarez, Martinez; Ziyech, Van Beek, Promes; Tadic

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (10/11 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (15/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Tammy Abraham (Evens with 888 Sport)

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