Chelsea will be looking to record back-to-back victories in the UEFA Champions League when they take on Ajax at the Johan Cruijff Arena on Wednesday evening.
The Blues won 2-1 in Lille last time out and victory in Amsterdam would bolster their chances of qualification for the knockouts.
Ajax currently top group H with two wins out of two while they will face Frank Lampard’s side on the back of the Dutch club having recorded five consecutive victories in all competitions.
One of the reasons for Ajax’s good recent form is their injury list. Head coach Erik ten Hag has a virtually fully fit squad at his disposal with no injuries or suspensions to contend with.
Chelsea travel to The Netherlands without a handful of first team players. Defenders Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger continue to be sidelined with injury along with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Frenchman N’Golo Kante is still struggling with a groin problem and has not travelled while an ankle injury has kept Ross Barkley at home.
Ajax and Chelsea have never met in a competitive fixture while The Blues will travel to the city of Amsterdam for the first time in nine years on Wednesday evening.
The match is scheduled to kick-off at 5.55pm and will be screened live on BT Sport 3.