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AJAX VS CHELSEA: Match Preview

Chelsea FC has a high reputation among its fans for being the king football club in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League after being unbeaten in four previous European games with Dutch sides (W2 D2 L0). 

Ajax, on the other hand, has won one of their four home champions league games against English teams (W1 D1 L2). Will Ajax fixtures with Chelsea today determine if there is hope in winning the UEFA Champions League since November 2005?

Victory Has Been On Both Sides

Ajax VS Chelsea among other clubs like Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Manchester United are one of five members of a select club that has a reservation for those who have won UEFA’s major trophies in their distinct practices. 

The Champions League/European Cup, Europa League/UEFA Cup, and cup winners’ cup. Tammy Abraham of Chelsea FC stated that Ajax is just like Chelsea who has young and vibrant players that play good football.

A Lot Of Friendly Matches

Ajax vs Chelsea has been less competitive and more likely non-competitive. Both clubs have met twice during the 1996 final at Nottingham Forest’s ground as well as the pre-season Makita tournament. 

The blues encountered defeat in summer 2010 among the six practice matches due to an inexperienced loss to a home team that featured Christian Eriksen, Jan Verthongen and later-to-be-spurs trio Toby Alderweireld.

The Blues won twice 4-2 in Amsterdam 62 years ago with young Jimmy Greaves on target. This merited a goalscoring first-team debut at White Hart Lane against Tottenham through Jimmy Greaves irrefutable tranty seven days later.

Ajax VS Chelsea Similarities In Youth

In the mid-fifties, the Chelsea juniors participated in ADO Den Haag’s International Youth Tournament as well as Ajax juniors and this has been frequently occurring in the past. The blues have always emerged victorious even with the fact that it has always been an under-19 competition in addition to three seasons running in the mid-1950s. 

Two of the best academies will come head to head this afternoon in the “Venice of the north” as the UEFA Youth League fixture reflects those of the senior team. 

The Blues under-16 also emerged winner last weekend defeating their Manchester City rivals 1-0 to win the Premier League International Tournament.

Ajax’s Gaps To Reconsider

After featuring in last season’s Champions League, the bloom of Ajax’s youth depreciated for big money this summer even though renowned since the 1970s for the quality of their academic products.

The arrival of two incoming 21-year-old defensive midfielders, Edson Alvarez and Lisandro Martinez filled the holes left by the greatly impressed Matthijs de Ligt (now at Juventus) and Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), granting the latest amateur star, Donny van de Beek, to express himself further.

Memory-filled Stadium

Ajax’s home has been the scene for Chelsea’s first glorious Europa League victory, the trophy that made the completion of the Blues full set of UEFA’s titles. 

In 2017, Ajax’s home was renamed “The Johan Cryuff Arena” since 1996 and it was also the scene against Branislav Ivanovic’s late winner and Benfica of Fernando Torres’s opener.

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