Ajax will start without surprises on Sunday in the home game against Heracles Almelo in the Eredivisie. Zakaria Labyad and David Neres have a basic place as expected.
Two weeks ago, in the last game of Ajax before the international period, Labyad was also at the kick-off against FC Utrecht (0-3 win). He acts as number ten and has Davy Klaassen and Ryan Gravenberch behind him in midfield.
Neres came halfway into the field for Antony against FC Utrecht, who dropped out with a hamstring injury and is not fit enough for the encounter with Heracles. He trained on an individual basis on Friday.
Lassina Traoré is again the striker and Dusan Tadic wing attacker. Noussair Mazraoui, Perr Schuurs, Daley Blind and Nicolas Tagliafico form the defense as usual and André Onana is the goalkeeper.
Many changes at Heracles
There are many changes at Heracles Almelo. Goalkeeper Michael Brouwer and midfielder Orestis Kiomourtzoglou have recovered from corona and are back in the base. Defender Lucas Schoofs is preferred over Tim Breukers. Striker Adrián Szöke has been suspended.
Ajax-Heracles Almelo starts on Sunday at 12.15 pm in the empty Johan Cruijff ArenA and is led by referee Jeroen Manschot. Richard Martens is the video referee (VAR).
With a result, the lead takes over from Vitesse, which drew a visit to FC Groningen on Saturday (1-1). On Wednesday, the team of trainer Erik ten Hag awaits the home game against FC Midtjylland in the Champions League.
Ajax setup: Onana; Mazraoui, Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico; Klaassen, Gravenberch, Labyad; Neres, Traoré, Tadic.
Line-up Heracles Almelo: Brouwer; Schoofs, Pröpper, Knoester, Hardeveld; Kiomourtzoglou, Bijleveld, Vloet; Van der Water, Bakis, De la Torre.
View the program, the results and the position in the Eredivisie