Chelsea came back from the brink on Tuesday evening to secure a dramatic draw against Ajax, overturning a three-goal deficit, and in doing so wrote themselves into the Champions League history books.
The Blues found themselves 4-1 down after 55 minutes thanks to two own goals and strikes by Quincy Promes and Donny van de Beek, leaving their Champions League progression hanging in the balance.
3 - Chelsea are the third English side in Champions League history to come from three goals behind to get a result and the first since Liverpool in May 2005 (3-3 v AC Milan). Remarkable. pic.twitter.com/ew8IqhYzUT— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 5, 2019
Whilst Chelsea's spirited fightback will be the post-match talking point, their defensive deficiencies were highlighted by their relentless opposition.
Opta also revealed that the high-scoring draw was only the third time that Chelsea have conceded four or more goals in a single Champions League game, and it was the first occasion since they tied 4-4 at home to Liverpool in April 2009.
Lampard will be determined to cut out the defensive lapses from his side before their decisive fixtures against Valencia and Lille, as the Blues aim to progress through their tough group and into the knockout rounds of the Champions League.
Source : 90min