Super sub Michy Batshuayi snatches three points for Chelsea after hitting the back of the net in the 86th minute to give the London side a 0-1 victory over Ajax in Amsterdam.
The Belgium international struck 10 yards away from the net after a receiving a pass from fellow sub Christian Pulisic to give Chelsea a vital win, and their sixth on the trot in all competitions under Frank Lampard.
In a goalless first half, Ajax had a goal disallowed by VAR for a tight offside on Quincy Promes in the 35th minute, before hitting the post through a Edson Alvarez header after the break.
Chelsea’s best chance had fallen to substitute Batshuayi, who lashed over in space just moments after being introduced, but he more than made amends with four minutes remaining.
The result puts Chelsea top of Group H, level on points with Ajax and three ahead of Valencia, but that could change with the Spaniards taking on Lille in the 8pm kick-off on Wednesday.
Results from other champions league games : Genk 1 – 4 Liverpool, Salzburg 2 – 3Napoli, Inter 2 – 0Borussia Dortmundn, Slavia Prague1 – 2Barcelona, RasenBallsport Leipzig2 – 1 Zenit St. Petersburg, Benfica 2 – 1 Lyon, Ajax 0 – 1 Chelsea, Lille 1 – 1 Valencia