Ajax starts Saturday with Perr Schuurs in the home game with Heracles Almelo in the Eredivisie. The defender takes the place of the injured Joël Veltman.

For the nineteen year old Schuurs it will be his sixth appearance this season in the Eredivisie. The former defender of Fortuna Sittard, who is preferred over Edson Álvarez, forms a duo with Daley Blind in the center of the defense.

Normally Veltman is part of the defense, but he is struggling with a muscle injury and cannot be deployed. Veltman played ninety minutes last week in the European Championship qualifying game of Orange for Northern Ireland.

The match between Ajax and Heracles starts at 19.45 in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and is led by referee Dennis Higler.

Ajax setup: Onana; Mazraoui, Schuurs, Blind, Tagliafico; Van de Beek, Martinez, Ziyech; Labyad, Tadic and Promes.