Former Blue reveals Chelsea’s best player against Ajax


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Chelsea’s 4-4 draw against Ajax is one game that wouldn’t be forgotten in a hurry. The match against the Dutch champions will go down as one of the most iconic Champions League comebacks.

The game had it all – VAR drama, tension, red cards, penalties and goals as the Blues came from 4-1 down to draw the game and almost won it but for the intervention of VAR.

Jorginho scored two penalties in that game, while our other scorers were Cesar Azpilicueta and Reece James. Azpilicueta had a goal ruled out by the VAR as it had contact with Tammy Abraham’s hand before going in.

Former Chelsea player Pat Nevin believes that Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta was the best player on the pitch against Ajax.

He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “I looked at this game in detail with Mario Melchiot and he was equally impressed with Chelsea against his other former side. Now that the dust has settled, can we agree that Cesar Azpilicueta was the player of the tie? Considering all the talent on show, can it really be that our full-back was the top man?

“Not only was he brilliant in Amsterdam from start to finish but he scored on Tuesday after being moved to left-back and but for the all-seeing eye of VAR, he would have hammered in the winner for 5-4. He was also up against Ajax’s best player so he had his difficult moments, but he stuck to his task and gave at least as good as he got.”

Do you agree that Azpilicueta was Chelsea’s best player on the night?

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