Time to take the next step!
Chelsea take on Ajax on matchday 4 of the Champions League after beating the Dutch champions 0-1 on the last matchday. Chelsea have since won 2 and lost 1 game while Ajax have won both their games. Its a big game as a win would see either team open up a 3 point gap over the other. These teams are favourites to qualify for the next stage but finishing top would mean a positive thing while the 2nd place team usually tends to face tougher teams. Neither team would be guaranteed a place in the next round though.
Chelsea go into this game with good momentum barring the loss to United in the Carabao Cup. Home games though have been tougher for Chelsea as we have been better away from home but hopefully a Champions League night brings out the best in the players and the fans.
Chelsea Team Preview
Kante, and Christensen should be back in contention for this game while I expect Lampard to stick to his team from the weekend. Kepa should start in goal with Emerson, Tomori, Zouma, and Azpilicueta making up the back four. Jorginho, Kovacic, and Mount should start in midfield with Pulisic, Tammy, and Willian starting up front. Reece James, and maybe Hudson-Odoi could start but James only if Lampard changes the formation to three at the back while CHO if Mount is rested and Pulisic moves to the CAM position.
Starting XI Prediction
A tough game as the last one was but its a home game and so Chelsea need to win! COME ON YOU BLUES!!!