Four days after the resounding win against PSV (3-0), Ajax will play another competition game on Thursday at home, against Excelsior. Lasse Schöne is suspended following his yellow card last Sunday. Noussair Mazraoui joins the group as an additional midfielder. He makes his selection debut in an official Ajax game. Mitchell Dijks returns to the group after a long absence due to his injury.
Reserve keeper Benjamin van Leer has been forced to relinquish his spot to Kostas Lamprou. Coach Marcel Keizer cannot call on the injured Amin Younes, Daley Sinkgraven, Nick Viergever and Vaclav Cerny.
Ajax – Excelsior will take place on Thursday at 20:45 in the Amsterdam ArenA.
The 19 selected Ajacieds for Ajax - Excelsior are:
Matthijs de Ligt
Donny van de Beek
Frenkie de Jong
Siem de Jong
Klaas Jan Huntelaar