- Chelsea vs Ajax saw the hosts secure a dramatic 4-4 draw
- The Blues rallied from three goals down to salvage a point
- Ajax had to play two players less in the latter stages of the match after Blind and Veltman saw red cards
A buoyant Chelsea side on Tuesday night, November 5, staged an incredible comeback to force Ajax to a 4-4 draw in an entertaining Group H clash played at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea, who are currently in an impressive run of form, were looking to complete a double on Ajax, having stunned the Dutch side 1-0 a fortnight ago in Netherlands.
However, the home side would trail within two minutes of game play, with Ajax taking an early lead after Tammy Abraham directing the ball into his own net.
But Jorginho would draw Chelsea level straight away from the spot, before the Dutch side taking control of the match with a 4-1 lead inside 55 minutes.
Goals from Quincy Promes and Donny Van De Beek sandwiched a Kepa own goal to put the visitors in complete dominance.
Azpilicueta then pulled one back for the Blues in the 63rd minute as Frank Lampard's men went on to turn tables on their opponents.
Jorginho was awarded a second penalty for handball by Joel Veltman, slotting home to make it 3-4, before referee Gianluca Rocchi handing Veltman marching orders for a second yellow card alongside Daley Blind off for an earlier foul to reduce the visitors to nine men.
Chelsea went on to take advantage of Ajax's numeric deficiency, with Reece James netting the equaliser in the 74th minute.
Azpilicueta thought he had scored a winner shortly after, but his effort was ruled out for handball by VAR as Ajax held on to claim a vital point.
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