Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (Champions League) vs Ajax


Chelsea FC have a very tough out tomorrow night when they visit Ajax for a Champions League group stage clash.  In Ajax, the Blues are facing a side that’s unbeaten across all competitions since July, a streak that spans 18 games. The UCL semifinalist last season currently sits at the top of the Eredivisie table.

However, Chelsea have some momentum of their own right now, as they are unbeaten in their last five. Frank Lampard’s rebuilding project, which stresses youth and establishing a direction for the future, seems to really be taking shape now.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at who Lampard may select for his first team to take to the pitch in Amsterdam, if he elects to adopt a 4-3-3 formation. It’s possible that he could scrap that, and go with a 3-4-3 instead possibly.

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3) vs Ajax

  Callum Hudson-Odoi      Tammy Abraham     Willian

  Mason Mount       Jorginho    Mateo Kovacic

  Marcos Alonso      Fikayo Tomori      Kurt Zouma      Cesar Azpilicueta 

Kepa Arrizabalaga

Chelsea FC vs Ajax FYIs

Kickoff: Oct. 23, 5:55pm Amsterdam Arena

Team news for both sides: go to this link


Form Guide: Chelsea WD  Ajax WW

Referee: Ovidiu Hategan

Google’s result probability: 32% Chelsea FC win, 27% Draw, 41% Ajax victory

Prediction: Chelsea FC 2, Ajax 0

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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