Finished
0
0
-
1
0
17:55
23/10/19
Johan Cruijff Arena
Champions League • Group H
  • 2nd Half
  • Ajax
  • Chelsea
  • Hudson-OdoiJames
    90'
  • Álvarezde Jong
    89'
  • VeltmanHuntelaar
    89'
  • Batshuayi
    86'
  • Zouma
    84'
  • PromesNeres
    74'
  • AbrahamBatshuayi
    71'
  • WillianPulisic
    66'
  • Martínez
    65'
  • Tadic
    49'
avant-match

LIVE
Ajax - Chelsea
Champions League - 23 October 2019

Champions League – Follow the Football match between Ajax and Chelsea live with Eurosport. The match starts at 17:55 on 23 October 2019. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers Erik ten Hag or Frank Lampard? Find out by following our live matchcast.

Have your say by voting on who will win between Ajax and Chelsea? Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Enjoy some pre-match reading with related articles about these two Football teams.
Head-to-head: see historical stats and visit our detailed profiles for Ajax vs Chelsea. Get all the latest on Football: fixtures, results and tables.

    
30
Highlights 
 
 Remove
  • End of 2nd Half
90+4' 

FT: Ajax 0-1 Chelsea. Batshuayi's late strike claims an important win for Lampard and co. They move on to six points, level with Ajax at the top of Group H (ahead of Valencia v Lille).

Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea FC during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Ajax Amsterdam and Chelsea FC at the Johan Cruijff Arena on October 23, 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands(Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)
90+1' 

Four minutes added.

  • Reece James
    OffCallum Hudson-OdoiChelseaCHELSEA CHANGE: James on for Hudson-Odoi.
    TodayFouls3Fouls against1Wide2Corners6
  • Reece James
    OnReece JamesChelsea
90' 

CHELSEA CHANGE: James on for Hudson-Odoi.

  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
    OffJoël VeltmanAjaxAJAX CHANGE: Huntelaar on for Veltman.
    TodayFouls against5Wide1Free Kicks2
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
    OnKlaas-Jan HuntelaarAjax
89' 

AJAX CHANGE: Huntelaar on for Veltman.

  • Siem de Jong
    OffEdson ÁlvarezAjaxAJAX CHANGE: De Jong on for Alvarez.
    TodayFouls against2Hit Post / Hit Bar1Wide1Free Kicks2
  • Siem de Jong
    OnSiem de JongAjax
89' 

AJAX CHANGE: De Jong on for Alvarez.

87' 

That was the Batman's fourth goal of the season.

  • Michy Batshuayi
    GoalMichy BatshuayiChelseaGOAL! Batshuayi rattles a thumping shot in off the bar from close range after a super run and cross from Pulisic on the left.
    TodayGoals1On target2Wide1Offsides1
86' 

GOAL! Batshuayi rattles a thumping shot in off the bar from close range after a super run and cross from Pulisic on the left.

  • Kurt Zouma
    Yellow cardKurt ZoumaChelseaZouma booked.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against2Free Kicks3
84' 

Zouma booked.

82' 

Van de Beek tries to test Kepa but Tadic gets in his way and the Blues keeper is untroubled.

80' 

Pulisic combines with Batshuayi but sizzles a low shot wide from 25 yards.

79' 

Tomori can't get any purchase on a header from Zouma's nod across goal. Chelsea have looked the more likely in the last few minutes.

77' 

It was one of those nights for Promes. Can his teammates still sneak a win?

Promes in Ajax
  • David Neres
    OffQuincy PromesAjaxAJAX CHANGE: Neres on for Promes.
    TodayOffsides3Corners2
  • David Neres
    OnDavid NeresAjax
75' 

AJAX CHANGE: Neres on for Promes.

74' 
73' 

Batshuayi chests down Pulisic's deflected shot but hammers it over the top from eight yards out. That was a gilt-edged opportunity.

72' 

Batshuayi almost makes an immediate impact but can't get enough contact on his effort and it's easy for Onana.

  • Michy Batshuayi
    OffTammy AbrahamChelseaCHELSEA CHANGE: Abraham off, Batshuayi on.
    TodayFouls4Fouls against1Offsides1Free Kicks1
  • Michy Batshuayi
    OnMichy BatshuayiChelsea
70' 

CHELSEA CHANGE: Abraham off, Batshuayi on.

  • Christian Pulisic
    OffWillianChelseaCHELSEA CHANGE: Pulisic on for Willian.
    TodayFouls1Fouls against2Corners1
  • Christian Pulisic
    OnChristian PulisicChelsea
67' 

CHELSEA CHANGE: Pulisic on for Willian.

  • Lisandro Martínez
    Yellow cardLisandro MartínezAjaxLisandro Martínez booked for catching Jorginho in the eye with a trailing hand.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against1Free Kicks2
66' 

Lisandro Martínez booked for catching Jorginho in the eye with a trailing hand.

65' 

Promes sprints past Zouma on the left, but sees his low cross neatly dealt with by the well-placed Tomori.

63' 
61' 

After such an end to end start to this game, it's failed to really ignite. We really could do with a goal about now...

59' 

Edson Álvarez meets a right-wing corner but sees his diving header flash back off the far post. Ajax keep the pressure on and Blind tests Kepa with a fizzing 20-yard drive.

58' 

STAT: Ajax have not conceded in their last four UEFA matches.

57' 

Murmurs of frustration filtering from the home stands. Music to Lampard's ears, no doubt.

55' 
53' 

A flowing Ajax move almost sees Promes get free in the box, but Azpilicueta covers well in-behind and sweeps the ball to safety.

51' 

Mount spins his man brilliantly but takes too long lining up a shot from 25 yards and sees it blocked.

  • Dušan Tadic
    Yellow cardDušan TadicAjaxTadic booked for halting a Chelsea break with a brutal block on Willian. The Dutch side had started the half brightly with a succession of corners.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1Fouls against2
49' 

Tadic booked for halting a Chelsea break with a brutal block on Willian. The Dutch side had started the half brightly with a succession of corners.

48' 

DID YOU KNOW? Chelsea's last trip to the Johan Cruijff ArenA came in May 2013. Branislav Ivanović headed an added-time winner against Benfica in the UEFA Europa League final. Lampard played 90 minutes of the 2-1 victory and captained the side.

47' 
  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Chelsea restart the contest.

  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

HT: Ajax 0-0 Chelsea.

Willian of Chelsea battles for possession with Lisandro Martinez of AFC Ajax during the UEFA Champions League group H match between AFC Ajax and Chelsea FC at Amsterdam Arena
45' 

Ziyech is the next player to have a go from distance - but his is just as bad as Azpilicueta's.

43' 

Azpilicueta has a pop from 20 yards, but fires well wide. His teammates are not impressed.

42' 

The home side are trying to crank up the heat just before the interval, but Chelsea easily deal with a succession of corners.

41' 

Promes motioning to the crowd with his arms. He wants them to raise the noise.

39' 

Ajax come again, but Promes is denied by a brilliant last-ditch challenge from Azpilicueta as he was about to pull the trigger.

36' 

VAR checks - and the goal is chalked off for offside. Good news for Chelsea! It remains 0-0.

35' 

GOAL! Promes arrives on cue at the far post to prod home Ziyech's cross from close range.

35' 

Chelsea set Hudson-Odoi free on the left, but his teasing cross is too close Onana. The youngster has looked very dangerous, but his end product has been lacking so far.

33' 
32' 

Lampard will be delighted with this first half an hour. Ajax's rhythm has been disrupted and the Blues have had the better attacking situations over the past 10 minutes or so.

30' 

Chelsea win the ball high in the Ajax half. Willian feeds Hudson-Odoi, but he can't wriggle past his man to get a shot away. Frustration for the Abraham who was charging into the middle.

28' 

Hudson-Odoi with another effort! On this occasion he seizes upon a miscued headed clearance but drags his first-time strike wide of the near upright.

26' 

Ajax at home v English opponents: Won 1, D1, L4.

25' 

Hudson-Odoi charges into the left side of the Ajax area, but drills a rising shot well wide of the near post.

23' 

Jody Morris is booked on the Chelsea bench. He frowns in irritation.

21' 
Duel Nicolas Tagliafico - Kurt Zouma lors d'Ajax - Chelsea
19' 

More super defending from Tomori as he blocks a driven, low cross before recovering to hack it away from the danger zone.

18' 

CHELSEA v DUTCH OPPOSITION: The Blues have won two and drawn two of their four meetings with sides from Holland.

16' 
Willian - Ajax Amsterdam vs. FC Chelsea
14' 

Close! Mount surges in from the left and rifles a low shot towards the near-post bottom corner, but Onana is down well to push it away.

13' 

It's been a good watch so far. Both sides looking to attack at every opportunity.

11' 

Kepa's error allows Ziyech to jink at the Blues defence on the right of the box. It's a dangerous situation for the away side, but Tomori sticks to his guns and manages to tidy up with some mature defending.

10' 

Van de Beek meets a clever, driven corner with a wonderful volley that is importantly blocked to safety by Zouma.

8' 

Ajax playing with typical Ajax-like verve and swagger. Joël Veltman steps forward from deep and blasts a 30-yarder just past Kepa's left-hand post.

6' 

STAT: Chelsea have won six of their eight unbeaten European matches since losing 3-0 to Barcelona in March 2018. It is their longest ever run without defeat in Europe.

5' 
4' 

Ajax respond with a slick counter. Donny van de Beek sees a shot from 12 yards hit Tomori. The hosts want a penalty for hand ball, but the referee brings it back for an offside in the build up.

3' 

2' 

Chelsea press high up the pitch right from the off and win a corner on the left. Hudson-Odoi swings it in but Onana punches it to safety.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! Ajax get us underway.

17.50 

PROMES ON THE PROWL: Quincy Promes is hoping to become the first player ever to net in his first three Champions League matches for Ajax.

Quincy Promes (Ajax) buteur face à Lille
17.45 

Daley Blind: "Why do Dutch teams struggle against Premier League sides? Mainly in the physical game. In the Premier League, that is very strong. (Tammy Abraham) is doing very well. He is a good striker, but I am preparing as always, not just for their striker, but for the entire team."

Donny van de Beek et Daley Blind lors de Venlo - Ajax Amsterdam (1-4) en championnat des Pays-Bas.
17.40 

DID YOU KNOW? Ajax have not won three consecutive Champions League matches since November 2005.

17.35 
17.30 

Chelsea have made just the one change from the win over Newcastle. Mateo Kovacic comes in for the injured Ross Barkley.

Mateo Kovacic - FC Chelsea
17.25 

Eric ten Hag: "We are confident, bold and have faith in our abilities, but on the other hand I don't think you can ever consider us favourites against a team from the English Premier League."

Ajax's Dutch coach Erik Ten Hag speaks during a press conference on September 16, 2019 at Johan Cruyff Arena, in Amsterdam on the eve of their UEFA Champions league football match between Ajax FC and LOSC
17.15

CONFIRMED TEAMS - AJAX: Onana, Dest, Veltman, Blind, Tagliafico, Alvarez, Van de Beek, Martinez, Ziyech, Tadic, Promes... Subs: Varela, Schurrs, Neres, Huntelaar, Mazraoui, De Jong, Marin. /// CHELSEA: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian... Subs: Caballero, James, Emerson, Gilmour, Pulisic, Giroud, Batshuayi.

17.10 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Champions League Group H clash between Chelsea and Ajax. Kick off 17.55 BST.