Preview: Ajax vs Chelsea
Chelsea come into this game having earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Newcastle, and now will be looking to close the gap on group leaders Ajax. The Blues so far have three points after losing their group opener to Valencia and winning on matchday two against Lille, and have a very impressive run so far on the road in European competition to bolster their chances ahead of their showdown against Ajax, who surprised everyone with their run in the Champions League last season.
Chelsea are currently on an eight game unbeaten streak away from home. Their last loss was to Barcelona in March 2018, and they are also unbeaten in their last four European fixtures against Dutch sides. That's highly promising although Ajax have won their first two games in the group stages so far and were literally 90 minutes from last year's final last term. In addition, Ajax don't have the best track record against English teams, with just one win in their last four on home turf - but the hosts are coming into this game with a full-strength squad, while Frank Lampard will have to contend with a host of absences.
Match facts: Ajax vs Chelsea
- Chelsea are on an eight game unbeaten streak away from home (W6 D2)
- That's their longest unbeaten run on the road in European competitions
- Their last road loss was to Barcelona in March 2018 (3-0)
- Howver, they haven't won consecutive away Champions League matches since October 2013
- Ajax have won just one of their four home Champions League games against English teams (W1 D1 L2)
- Chelsea are unbeaten in their last four previous European games with Dutch sides (W2 D2)
- This will be the first meeting between Ajax and Chelsea in European competition
Team news: Ajax vs Chelsea
Ajax: No major injury worries or any suspension concerns for Ajax manager Erik ten Hag ahead of this match, so he has a full-strength squad at his disposal.
Chelsea: The visitors will be missing Ross Barkley due to an ankle injury as well as N'Golo Kante as a result of a groin injury. In addition, neither Antonio Rudiger nor Emerson will feature in this match.
Where to watch Ajax vs Chelsea on October 23, 2019
In the USA, Ajax vs Chelsea will be shown on UniMás, Univision NOW, TUDN USA, Watch TNT, TNT USA, TUDN en Vivo, and B/R Live.
Ziggo Sport Voetbal and Veronica TV will be showing the match in the Netherlands.
Fans in the UK can follow the game via BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport 3, and BT Sport Live.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to watch Ajax vs Chelsea:
Ajax vs Chelsea Broadcast Information
Stadium: Johan Cruijff Arena (Amsterdam)
France: RMC Sport 2, RMC Sport en direct
Germany: TeleClub Sport Live, DAZN
India: SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 2, Sony LIV
Indonesia: SCTV, Vidio
Malaysia: beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal, Veronica TV
Nigeria: DStv Now, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 5 Africa
Portugal: Eleven Sports 3 Portugal
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones 1, Movistar+, Mitele Plus
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey, Digiturk Play, beIN Sports Turkey
United Kingdom: BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport 3, BT Sport Live
United States: Univision NOW, TNT USA, Watch TNT, TUDN en Vivo, TUDN USA, fuboTV, UniMás, B/R Live