Chelsea vs Ajax: Key stats ahead Champions League matchday 4 clash

Chelsea vs Ajax: Key stats ahead Champions League matchday 4 clash

Chelsea will host the second match of their double-header against Dutch Champions on Tuesday night at the Stamford Bridge, hoping to grab another win. 

The Blues won the first match two weeks ago in Amsterdam 1-0, and are currently atop the Group standings on six points, same as their opponents. 

Ahead of the tie, what are some of the key statistics?

Head-to-head record

Chelsea are the only side to beat Ajax this season in their 20 matches in all competitions, and this will be the first time the Amsterdam sides visits Stamford Bridge. 

Their 1-0 win two weeks ago was the first competitive match between the two sides, even though they have met six times in pre-season matches.

From the pre-season fixtures, Chelsea have won four, lost once and drawn once. 

Chelsea’s biggest home win in the Champions League:

21/10/2014 Chelsea 6-0 Maribor Group stage
12/09/2017 Chelsea 6-0 Qarabag Group stage

Ajax’s biggest away win in the Champions League:

27/09/1995 Ferencvaros 1-5 Ajax Group stage

Chelsea will be buoyed by the fact that they are unbeaten in five previous European games with Dutch sides (three wins, two draws). 

Chelsea's recent form

Chelsea have not won three successive Champions League maches sicnce November/December 2015, and will be seeking to avoid two consecutive home defeats in Europe for the first time. 

The Blues are winless in their last four Champions League matchces, drawing thrice and losing once. 

Chelsea have lost just one of their last 18 games in Europe (14 wins, three draws) in a run that includes winning the Europa League last season; with their only defeat coming on matchday one of this Champions League campaign at home to Valencia.

Ajax statistics

Last season

  • Eredivisie - first
  • KNVB Cup - winners
  • Champions League - semi-finals
  • Top scorer all competitions: Dusan Tadic 38 (in 56 appearances)

Champions of the Netherlands for the 34th time in 2018/19 – their first league title since 2014 – Ajax also lifted the Dutch Cup to claim their eighth domestic double, and a first since 2002.

Ajax lost two of their 18 European matches in 2018/19 (10 wins, six draws), and are seeking a sixth successive away win in the Champions League (excluding qualifiers).

Their current five game-winning run were at AEK Athens (2-0), Real Madrid (4-1), Juventus (2-1), Tottenham (1-0) and Valencia (3-0).

Ajax have never lost an away Champions League match in England (one win, three draws), winning most recently away at Tottenham in April 2019.

Their loss to Chelsea in matchday 3 was Ajax's first and only defeat in all competitions this season, and have picked up 32 points from their opening 12 Eredivisie fixtures.

They are currently atop the Eredivisie, six points ahead of AZ, having scored 19 goals in winning their last six league fixtures.