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Dutch giants Ajax might have won their opening two Champions League matches this season but Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insists the Blues aren’t scared of Ajax.
Ajax reached last season’s Champions League semi-finals, losing to Tottenham here in dramatic fashion and have continued this season in good form.
Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game against Ajax, Lampard rejected a claim from a Dutch journalist that Chelsea were “scared” of Ajax.
“What makes you say that?” asked Lampard.
“You look scared,” replied the journalist.
“That is just my face,” said Lampard. “I respect the team, on a serious note. We saw the way this team played last year, and I know that the team has changed slightly, I am very aware of the new threats of the team and anywhere to travel in the Champions League is a difficult match.
“They have won two games in the group convincingly, so definitely it is not a fact of being scared of Ajax. We have confidence in ourselves.”