A brilliant picture of Chelsea players celebrating Reece James’ goal against Ajax is doing the rounds online.

With a variety of emotions on display, the snap perfectly embodies what Frank Lampard’s Chelsea is all about.


Frank Lampard had many memorable nights during his 13 years as a Chelsea player, but not even he could remember one as dramatic as the 4-4 draw with Ajax.

The Blues came from three goals down to snatch a point from a spellbinding Champions League encounter against last season’s semi-finalists.

They scored two own-goals and two penalties while Ajax had two players sent off on a chaotic night at Stamford Bridge.

Having trailed 4-1, the Blues battled back to level the scores and then Cesar Azpilicueta thought he had scored a winner, only for VAR to step in.

Ajax took a shock lead inside the opening two minutes when Tammy Abraham inadvertently diverted a Quincy Promes free-kick into his own net.

But moments later Jorginho equalised from the penalty spot after a foul on Christian Pulisic.

However, Promes headed the second before Hakim Ziyech’s free-kick beat Kepa Arrizabalaga, came back off the post and hit the keeper full in the face before bouncing in.

It was four 10 minutes after half-time thanks to Donny Van De Beek’s low drive, but the comeback began when Azpilicueta tapped in at the far post.

Then, in another crazy 60 seconds, Daley Blind was shown a second yellow card for fouling Abraham and Joel Veltman followed him down the tunnel for handling Callum Hudson-Odoi’s shot.

Stamford Bridge was rocking as Jorginho rolled in his second penalty of the night, and it was pandemonium moments later when substitute Reece James lashed home from a corner to equalise.

Not many would have predicted Frank Lampard to instil such fighting spirit in the squad so early in his managerial career with the Blues, but that’s exactly what the legend has done and it was all too evident in this brilliant photo which emerged after Reece James scored the 4th goal for his side.

Going by their celebrations, every Chelsea player in this photo could be the one who scored the 4th goal against Ajax –

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