(Two) gone in 60 seconds: Chaos at Stamford Bridge as Ajax duo Daley Blind and Joel Veltman are sent off inside ONE MINUTE as centre back pairing receive second yellows in same phase of play
- Daley Blind and Joel Veltman both saw red for Ajax at Stamford Bridge
- Blind and Veltman were sent off by Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi
- Both were involved in the build-up to Chelsea winning their second penalty
- BT Sport pundit Gary Lineker described the incident as ‘all hell broke loose’
Daley Blind and Joel Veltman were both sent off in a crazy 10-second period for Ajax at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
Blind and Veltman were both involved in the build-up to Chelsea being awarded their second penalty of the night and getting the score to 3-4.
Blind was sent off after receiving a second yellow card for a late challenge on Tammy Abraham while Veltman walked after he picked a second caution for handball.
Daley Blind is shown a red card by Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi at Stamford Bridge
Joel Veltman followed Blind down the tunnel after the incident in the 70th minute
It was a crazy few seconds and BT Sport pundit Gary Lineker said: ”All hell broke loose. It was Wild West football.’
‘We didn’t have a clue what was going on,’ Rio Ferdinand added. ‘We were all sitting here asking questions and it was crazy. But we said during the half-time break that one of these centre half players would get sent off.
‘That was a bad tackle from Daley Blind (on Abraham) and definitely a bookable offence. And then the handball.’
Jorginho stepped up for Chelsea and sent his penalty into the right corner of the Ajax net.
Jorginho celebrates after scoring his second penalty of the evening against Ajax
It brought the score back to 3-4 and forced Ajax boss Erik ten Hag into bringing off wingers Hakim Ziyech and David Neres with Edson Alvarez and Perr Schuurs coming on.
Youngster Reece James scored the equaliser three minutes later to set up a thrilling finale in which Cesar Azpilicueta had a goal disallowed for handball by Abraham.
James said: ‘It was a crazy game. They were hard to break down and we took advantage of them going down to nine men, it was a shame we couldn’t win.
‘Scoring a goal is a bonus. The manager told me to come on and liven the boys up, we had chances to win it but from where we were at half time it’s a good result.’
Reece James celebrates after scoring Chelsea’s equaliser to set up a thrilling finale on Tuesday