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Chelsea vs Villarreal: Champions League and Europa League winners meet in UEFA Super Cup
In the Champions League final, Chelsea defeated Manchester City; in the Europa League final, Villarreal defeated Manchester United to win their first European title; In 1998, Chelsea won the Super Cup; the match will take place at Windsor Park in Belfast, with kick-off at 8 p.m.
Champions League champions On Wednesday evening in Belfast, Chelsea and Europa League champions Villarreal will face off in the UEFA Super Cup.
News from the team
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has a selection conundrum ahead of Wednesday’s match against Villarreal, as he must choose between first-team regulars who have just returned from summer breaks after participating in Euro 2020 and peripheral players who have had a full pre-season.
The Super Cup history of Chelsea and Villarreal
After winning the UEFA Cup Winners Cup, Chelsea won the Super Cup in 1998. They did, however, lose their next three visits in 2012, 2013 and 2019.
For the first time, Villarreal will compete in the Super Cup. Atletico Madrid was the most recent Spanish champion in 2018.
“Until the transfer window closes, it’s pretty a routine situation in preparation,” Tuchel remarked. “Tammy [Abraham] is one of those players that continuously assesses the situation and adapts to the needs, but there is no news for tomorrow right now.”
“He’s available, he’s in training today, and he’s ready to start or come off the bench.”
He also stated that players who arrived late to training would not be expected to play the entire 90 minutes in Belfast.
Villarreal will be missing winger Samuel Chukwueze, who is still recovering from a hip injury sustained in the Europa League semi-finals against Arsenal, as well as Dani Parejo, who has a calf problem.
Unai Emery’s options have been reduced as a result of recent Covid concerns, and it’s unclear whether Etienne Capoue, Francis Coquelin, Geronimo Rulli, or Vicente Iborra will play.