Chelsea came back from 4-1 down at Stamford Bridge to draw 4-4 with Ajax, who had two players sent off in the second half of their Champions League match
Good luck trying to make sense of another one of those wild Champions League nights. With 55 minutes gone Chelsea, torn apart by the creative brilliance of Hakim Ziyech, were staring humiliation in the face. Donny van de Beek had fired Ajax into a 4-1 lead and at that stage, with the Dutch champions hitting the heights that saw them destroy Real Madrid and Juventus last season, it had become an exercise in damage limitation for Frank Lampards young side.
Somehow, though, Stamford Bridge found its voice. There was no booing from Chelseas fans, no hint of mutiny. Instead, they remained defiant. They kept urging their team to attack and the game took on a wild dimension when Csar Azpilicueta hauled Chelsea back into the contest in the 62nd minute.