What Lampard said to spark Blues comeback

UEFA Champions League

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has revealed what he told his squad at half-time to inspire their dramatic comeback in their eight-goal UEFA Champions League thriller against Ajax.

The Blues trailed 3-1 after the first 45 minutes with in-demand midfielder Donny van de Beek scoring a fourth for the visitors 10 minutes after the break.

Scroll through the gallery to see Chelsea's remarkable comeback vs Ajax on Tuesday evening

However, Lampard's troops pulled three goals back during a frenetic closing half-hour, which also saw the 2018/19 Champions League semi-finalists shown two red cards.

And after the game, the club legend insisted he never doubted his youthful squad from pulling off the comeback in the manic European tie at Stamford Bridge.

"I said to the lads at half-time – I'm not trying to say how clever I am – but I said, "I think we're going to draw this at least 3-3, could be 4-4, could be 4-3 and we could win it. It's up to us," he told BT Sport.

"Because if we got rid of those crazy moments that gave them the goals – some misfortune, some on us – I just felt we were so in the game."

The London based outfit are now at the summit of Group H, level on points with Ajax and Valencia in second and third respectively.