Chelsea news: Lampard admits selection headache ahead Ajax clash

Chelsea news: Lampard admits selection headache ahead Ajax clash

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing a selection dilemma as his side prepares for their third Champions League match on Wednesday night away to group leaders Ajax. 

The Englishman has an array of attacking talent up front, who are all fighting for limited spots in the starting lineup. 

Callum Hudson-Odoi seems to be hitting his best levels since returning from a long-term injury, and put in a man-of-the-match performance last weekend against Newcastle. 

Lampard's headache is compounded with the presence of Christian Pulisic, who has been a hot topic in recent weeks as a result of his omission from the team entirely. 

The American came in as a substitute against Newcastle and played a role in Chelsea's goal with a key pass to Hudson-Odoi, who found Alsonso to score the all-important goal. 

Speaking at the stadium where the Wednesday match will be played, Lampard indicated he will have a difficult decision to make.

"Christian Pulisic’s impact was good when he came on as well. Callum gave me that in his display from the start and Christian gave me that in his display coming on, and in terms of the wingers I have, Willian gave me that, Pedro gives me that so I have good selection problems when people come on and make a difference. That is what we are all about," 

"The extra level that is the Champions League – the detail, the focus, concentration for 90 minutes, making the most of tiny moments, will be a test for all the young players, not just Callum," 

Chelsea and Ajax are favourites to proceed from the group, and with the hosts having won their opening matches, the ball shifts to Chelsea to try to get a result before the reverse fixture two weeks later. 

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