Davy Klaassen and Steven Berghuis both start on Saturday at Ajax for the away match against sc Heerenveen (kick-off at 6.45 pm).

Klaassen has been on the bench for the team from Amsterdam in recent weeks because of Berghuis' good performance as an attacking midfielder.

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SC Heerenveen line-up:

  • mousse;

    Van Ewijk, Van Beek, Bakker, Kaib;

    Madsen, Halilovic, J. Veerman;

    Musaba, H. Veerman, Van der Heide.

Ajax setup

  • feather;

    Mazraoui, Schuurs, Timber, Blind;

    Klaassen, Kudus, Gravenberch;

    Berghuis, Haller, Tadic.

Trainer Erik ten Hag cannot have right winger Antony in Friesland, who only returned from international obligations with Brazil on Saturday and is therefore not available.

As a result, Berghuis moves to the right wing and there is again a place for Klaassen in midfield.

Klaassen, however, does not take the place of Berghuis behind striker Sébastien Haller, but instead of the also absent Edson Álvarez.

Mohammed Kudus is Ajax's attacking midfielder on paper.

For the Ghanaian it is his first base place this season with the team from Amsterdam.

The midfielder missed the first weeks of the season due to an ankle injury.

In addition, Perr Schuurs makes his appearance in the base eleven of Ajax.

The Limburger takes the place of Lisandro Martínez in the heart of the defense, who was still on the bench at Argentina-Peru in the night from Thursday to Friday (Dutch time).

Martínez is on the bench at Ajax.

Trainer Erik ten Hag cannot have three players at his disposal due to international obligations.

Trainer Erik ten Hag cannot have three players at his disposal due to international obligations.

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Tagliafico also absent due to international obligations

Ajax cannot have the absent Nicolás Tagliafico (international obligations) and the long-term injured Maarten Stekelenburg and Sean Klaiber against sc Heerenveen next to Álvarez and Antony.

André Onana is still serving a doping suspension.

Ajax has to take revenge against sc Heerenveen for the home defeat of two weeks ago against FC Utrecht.

It was the first loss of the Ten Hag team this season.

However, the team from Amsterdam retained the lead in the Eredivisie, although the difference with number two PSV is only one point.

sc Heerenveen-Ajax starts on Saturday at 6.45 pm.

The duel in the Abe Lenstra Stadium in Heerenveen is led by referee Danny Makkelie.

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