Now It's 50-50 - Top Chelsea Scout On Blues' Chances At Ajax

It's a Massive Game for Us, Says Abraham Ahead of Ajax Clash

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"Ajax will look to have a lot of possession whereas Chelsea normally get that".

Ahead of the Ajax tie, Lampard held his pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

Ajax Amsterdam defender Joel Veltman has said his side will be wary of 22-year-old Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, who has had an excellent start to the season. He's more of a defensive midfielder and a replacement for Lasse Schone - who was the most underrated member of that team last season in my opinion - but has impressed so far since joining from Defensa y Justicia in Argentina.

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The Netherlands global spent four years at Old Trafford, joining under Louis van Gaal in 2014 before returning to Ajax last year.

All five league wins have come against teams in bottom half of the table (Wolves being the highest in 13th). In the league, their preferred formation is a 4-3-3 which Chelsea are likely to match should ten Hag make the decision to start the game with an attacking presence.

Defeat at home to Valencia on matchday one has thrown qualification into doubt, with the Blues still having to travel to Spain in what will be a tricky fixture. However, the Blues have only kept two clean sheets in 12 which suggests Ajax's free-scoring side could have some success against the joint-fourth most porous defence in the Premier League. Both teams are blessed with goals so the over 2.5 goals seems like a good wager.

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Abraham has starred with eight goals in nine league appearances and got the opener in Chelsea's 2-1 win at Lille, and is set to start at one of the homes of youth development.

However, although they reemerged as a European force thanks to their academy talent, their star turns this campaign are all outside discoveries, with Hakim Ziyech, David Neres and Dusan Tadic all in fine form and new signing Quincy Promes causing havoc from midfield. "The movement of the team and the way they play football will be a big test for us", coach Frank Lampard told the Chelsea website yesterday. Off the ball as well, they like to win it back quickly.

Said the former Manchester United player: "I think it was our worst match in the last two years".

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Ajax have scored six goals so far in the Champions League, and are yet to concede a single goal.

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