Ajax 0-1 Chelsea: Pulisic & Batshuayi come off the bench to seal huge away win
Giving Ajax 1st defeat of season, Chelsea are unbeaten in 9 away European games
Chelsea are the first team to beat Ajax in any competition so far this season and the first away team to keep a clean sheet at the Johan Cruijff Arena.
Moreover, Chelsea have played nine European away
Pulisic assisted Batshuayi after both players came off the bench to seal a huge away win for Chelsea over Ajax.
2019/2020 UEFA Champions League
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MISS! Veltman’s shot wide out
Veltman wins possession in the Chelsea half and lines up a strike from distance, but it’s wide! Not a bad effort for a defender by any means, but it’s not testing Kepa.
CHANCE! Mount’s shot saved
Mount finds some space in the box and tries to deceive Onana by going for the near post, but the keeper reads him superbly and makes the save.
Hudson-Odoi with a great chance!
Alonso crosses towards Abraham, but it doesn’t reach him and instead falls perfectly for Hudson-Odoi to strike – he hits it on the half-volley and can’t find the target
OFFSIDE! Promes goal ruled out by VAR
Promes has the ball in the back of a net – tapping in a sublime Ziyech cross at the back post – but there’s a suspicion of offside against him in the build-up!
The VAR check is underway and it’s been ruled out! Promes is marginally offside and the goal won’t stand! Chelsea get lucky as they were caught napping in defence.
OFF THE POST! Alvarez almost scores
Promes delivers a fierce corner and Alvarez gets his head to it at the near post, but sees his effort cannon back off the post! It beat Kepa and Chelsea are let off again!
OVER! Batshuayi misses a great chance
A great chance for Batshuayi as Pulisic’s deflected shot drops perfectly in front of him at the edge of the six-yard box, but he blasts it straight over the bar! What a miss!
GOAL! Ajax 0-1 Chelsea (Batshuayi)
It’s substitute Batshuayi with a wonderful finish that hits the underside of the crossbar on the way in! The cross was behind him and he did extremely well to make proper contact with the ball. A massive goal for Chelsea!
Giving Ajax 1st defeat of season