Five players who have played for both Chelsea and Ajax
The Champions League group stage draw handed out some very interesting match-ups; one of the most mouth-watering ties that was thrown up was was the one between Ajax and Chelsea.
The first leg of this tie took place in Amsterdam where Chelsea emerged victorious with a late winner scored in the 86th minute by Michy Batshuayi. The match between both the teams certainly lived up to hype that was created when the draw first took place.
Both of these historic clubs have a rich footballing history. One of the biggest clubs in England and the biggest club in Netherlands have a lot of things in common, including players who have represented both the clubs.
Here is a look at five players who donned both the clubs' colors at some stage in their career.
#5 Filipe Luis
Filipe Luis is a very talented left-back who has represented both Chelsea and Ajax. The Brazilian defender is a versatile player who can play as a central defender too.
Luis moved to Ajax in 2004 and spent one full season with the Ajax reserves. He was called up to the senior squad twice by manager Danny Blind but remained on the bench. At Ajax, he trained with players like Wesley Sneijder and Van der Vaart.
Luis moved to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in 2014 for a fee in the region of 18 million Pounds. He made his Chelsea debut in the Premier League game vs Everton.
Luis failed to have much of an impact at Chelsea and struggled to break into the first team. He also suffered a lot of injuries in his time at Chelsea. In his only season at the club, Chelsea went on to win the Premier League title under manager Jose Mourinho.
The defender's only goal for Chelsea came through a free kick in league cup game vs Derby County. He went on to make over 20 appearances for the Blues before moving back to Atletico Madrid in 2015.