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Chelsea vs Villarreal 2021 UEFA Super Cup Preview: Where to Watch, TV Channels and Live Streams, Team News

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Chelsea could add another trophy as they will be facing Europa League winners, Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup Final in Northern Ireland. Thomas Tuchel and Unai Emery will be looking to add to their trophy collection as they both seek another cup final glory.

Villarreal overcame premier league giants,as they won Manchester United in their Europa league final clash, on penalties.

For the Spanish team, it is the first time that they have won a major European trophy, so it is fair to say Unai Emery will have become an immediate hero at the club.Chelsea booked a spot in the super cup final after win over Manchester City to lifts the champions league trophy on Saturday night. 

That means Chelsea will face Villarreal at Windsor Park on August 11, which is just three days prior to the new Premier League season getting started.

On Windsor Park being chosen to stage the Super Cup, Irish FA Chief Executive Patrick Nelson made a statement back in

Where to watch, predicted line-ups, team news, facts and stats – all you need to know about the 2021 UEFA Super Cup


What’s the story?

Belfast’s Windsor Park is the stage for the 46th edition of the UEFA Super Cup, the annual curtain-raiser contested by the holders of the two biggest European club competitions.

In the blue corner, weighing in with seven European titles, six English top-flight titles and eight FA Cups we have European champions Chelsea. In the yellow corner, weighing in with a 1970 Spanish third-tier title and two UEFA Intertoto Cups we have UEFA Europa League title holders Villarreal, trained by ex-Arsenal man Unai Emery.

Where to watch the game on TV

Local broadcast partner(s) will appear here when confirmed.

Starting line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger; Pulisic, Kanté, Kovačić, Hudson-Odoi; Havertz, Werner, Ziyech

Villarreal: Rulli; Gaspar, Mandi, Albiol, Pedraza; Manu Trigueros, Capoue, Moi Gómez; Gerard, Paco Alcácer, Yéremi

Reporter’s view

Graham Hunter, match reporter: To follow

Chelsea’s 1998 Super Cup win against Real Madrid

View from the camps

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea coach: “What nicer way to start the season than with a European final! I have huge respect for Villarreal and Unai Emery. I mean, they will have to call [the UEFA Europa League] the Unai Emery Trophy soon! He’s incredible. I think they will approach this game feeling they have nothing to lose. We will do all we can to take the trophy, though.”

Unai Emery, Villarreal coach: “I want to win the Super Cup because so far I haven’t. I’ve been involved in two [in 2014 and 2015 with Sevilla] and lost both. It would be a great way to finish off last season. We could once again create history and achieve something wonderful ahead of the new campaign. The Super Cup will show what we are capable of against a top team like Chelsea, the reigning European champions and, for me, the best team in the world.”

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Though, there is some suspicion over whether the super cup final will actually take place in Northern Ireland as planned.

Current reports in Northern Ireland have made claims that the super cup fixture may have been moved to Istanbul, who were supposed to host the Champions League final before it was moved to Porto.That has not been confirmed just yet, In the meantime, the Blues know for sure that they will take on Villarreal on August 11 for a shot at Super Cup trophy

Pre-season friendlies

Chelsea: W6-1 Peterborough (17/07), W2-1 Bournemouth (27/07), W2-1 Arsenal (01/08), Tottenham (04/08)

Villarreal: L2-3 Valencia (16/07), D2-2 Lyon (22/07), D0-0 Levante (29/07), L1-2 Marseille (31/07), Leicester (04/08), Leeds (07/08)

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