It was clear after Ajax – Excelsior (3-1) that coach Marcel Keizer would need to piece together a puzzle in order to come up with a line up for the game against AZ. Joël Veltman has been suspended and Max Wöber sustained an injury on Thursday evening. Lasse Schöne – after sitting out a one-game suspension – is back in the selection. On Saturday, Keizer announced the team for the game against AZ.
The absence of both Veltman and Wöber decreases the number of available defenders. Nick Viergever (ankle injury) and Daley Sinkgraven (knee injury) are also unable to play. Ajax also has to do without Amin Younes (knee injury), Vaclav Cerny (knee injury) and Benjamin van Leer (knee injury).
Just like last Thursday, Noussair Mazraoui is in the selection.
The 19-player selection is:
Matthijs de Ligt
Donny van de Beek
Frenkie de Jong
Siem de Jong
Klaas Jan Huntelaar
AZ - Ajax begint zondagmiddag om 14:30 uur