Ajax vs Chelsea Match Info
Date: Wednesday October 23 2019
Kick-off time: 5.55pm BST
Venue: Johan Cruyff Arena
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)
Ajax vs Chelsea Head-To-Head Record
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Ajax vs Chelsea Stats
- Chelsea are unbeaten in their last nine European away matches (six wins, three draws)
- Ajax have lost four of their last six home games against English clubs (one win, one draw)
- But Ajax have kept a clean sheet in their latest four Champions League matches this season
Ajax vs Chelsea Match Preview
Ajax have essentially picked up where they left off last season in the serious phase of the Champions League, but face their biggest test of Group H so far against Chelsea.
The Dutch champions famously knocked out Real Madrid and Juventus in the knockout stage last term before getting to within seconds of the final only to heartbreakingly concede a last-gasp clincher for Tottenham – and they have started this group campaign very promisingly.
Despite only scraping through their opening qualifier against PAOK Salonika, Ajax have got into their stride very nicely both domestically and in Europe. They have won both matches so far 3-0, at home to Lille and away to Valencia, with Quincy Promes scoring in each game.
But after an uncertain start to the season themselves as manager Frank Lampard bedded in both himself to the job and a new-look young team, Chelsea have also moved through the gears and now won their last five matches in all competitions.
The Blues lost their Champions League opener 1-0 at home to Valencia but atoned with a 2-1 success away to Lille last time out thanks to a winning goal from Willian.
In what initially looked one of the more open groups, these teams are now the two clear favourites to qualify and given the progress they are making we think Chelsea could represent some value here to join Ajax on six points at the top of the table.
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Ajax vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea to win @ 21/10 with Unibet
Chelsea to score over 1.5 goals @ 5/4 with Unibet