Liverpool have seven players on the Ballon d'Or shortlist, with Jurgen Klopp insisting all are fully worthy of the accolade.
Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez stole the show against Sassuolo and their efforts are pleasing Inter boss Antonio Conte.
Ajax are a "long way" ahead of Chelsea in terms of their development and promotion of young players, according to Frank Lampard.
Alvaro Morata came off the bench and rescued Atletico Madrid when his late header gave Diego Simeone's side a gritty 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Brazilian Dodo came off the bench to grab the equaliser and earn Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-2 draw with Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League clash in Ukraine on Tuesday.
Frank Lampard said on Tuesday that he was "aware" of the threat from a formidable Ajax team but had "confidence" in his young Chelsea team ahead of Wednesday's key Champions League clash.
Ross Barkley, N'Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger have not travelled with Chelsea for Wednesday's trip to Ajax.