Frank Lampard praised the leadership of his senior players after Chelsea dragged themselves back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with Ajax in an extraordinary clash that the Chelsea manager said was among the craziest nights in his long Chelsea career. He's scored three goals in the previous two Premier League matches for the side, a player whose calibre and enigmatic attributes as a performer have seen earn laurels.
Trailing 4-1 in the second half, Chelsea hit back to draw and were only denied a dramatic victor by VAR after Ajax had seen both Daley Blind and Joel Veltman sent off.
James equalised with a low show from a rebound in the 74th to complete the comeback, and Chelsea even thought they had scored a late victor through Cesar Azpilicueta.
The away side extended their lead on 35 minutes, as a simply sublime Ziyech free-kick hit the inside of the post, before Kepa inadvertently turned the ball into his own net.
The Blues beat Watford 2-1 in the league this past weekend and now they shift their focus to the Champions League as they take on Ajax at home on Tuesday.
But Chelsea hauled themselves level by scoring three times in an incredible 11-minute spell in which Ajax centre-backs Daley Blind and Joël Veltman were both sent off. That means Chelsea, Ajax and Valencia all have seven points with two group games remaining.
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2 - Ajax's opener against Chelsea was the second earliest goal conceded by the Blues in the Champions League after Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma) in October 2017 (39 seconds).
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Cenk Tosun , who headed the equaliser, shares a dining table at Finch Farm with Gomes, Seamus Coleman and Yerry Mina . However, the injury clearly affected all those who saw it.
Nonetheless, even before this, the young team showed tremendous spirit to never give up and keep fighting.
Reigning European champions Liverpool have done well to recover from their Matchday 1 loss to Italian Serie A giants Napoli in Group E of the Champions League.
What a moment for Reece James! But it is up to us not to let them come into their power. That was losing one of their top midfielders to injury.
Sky Sports pundit Nicholas is backing Chelsea FC to secure a narrow victory over Ajax at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
The first half was eventful enough - in fact, make that the opening four minutes.
However, Mount took a nasty-looking knock in the second 45 vs Ajax and had to be withdrawn.
"I am really proud of Mason Mount".