Former Chelsea winger reveals the two teams he wants to progress from our Champions League group

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Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin has hailed the quality of football that was on display during Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Ajax at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Both sides played an entertaining game, and after a breathtaking 90 minutes of action, the Blues came from 4-1 to draw the game 4-4.

Chelsea, Ajax and Valencia all have four points in the group, and Pat Nevin is hoping that Chelsea and Ajax will be the teams to sail through from this group.

Pat Nevin wrote in the official Chelsea website: “So add on the red cards, some bizarre decisions by the officials, eight goals that counted and two other goals ruled out by VAR, this felt like the reason why we love football. It was non-stop entertainment.

“I desperately hope both these sides go through to the next stage as their attitudes deserve it. Near the end when they were down to nine men, I expected our visitors to hold on for a point at 4-4.

“I was amazed when they tried to press us high in our own box. They won a corner and had the audacity to make a very good chance in open play. Hadn’t they read the rule book? Away from home, with minutes to go, with only nine men, you are supposed to park the bus right in front of your own goal. I loved their positive spirit and I suspect they admired Chelsea’s too for not giving up at 4-1.”

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