Chelsea vs Villareal Match LIVE Football Score 11/08/2021
The Blues are appearing in this European showpiece fixture for the fifth time after seeing off Manchester City in Porto in May to clinch a second Champions League triumph.
Winners against Real Madrid in 1998, Chelsea finished as runners-up in 2012, 2013 and 2019, losing to Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Liverpool respectively.
But they will be favourites to overcome a Villarreal side making their first Super Cup appearance.
The LaLiga outfit outlasted Manchester United in an epic penalty shootout after a tense 1-1 draw in Gdansk to secure their first major trophy and a fourth Europa League success for ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who beat his former club along the way.
Romelu Lukaku could line up for Chelsea on Wednesday if the club can get their mega-money deal done in time. The Blues are set to re-sign Lukaku for £93million but will have to register the Belgian by the deadline of 11pm on Tuesday, the day before the Super Cup, for him to make his debut.
Mason Mount is available after returning from his break after his Euro 2020 exploits with England. Other names in the squad include Marcos Alonso and Tammy Abraham despite mounting reports that they could leave the club soon.
Unai Emery, meanwhile, will remain without Samuel Chukwueze who is still suffering with a hamstring injury. Fernando Nino is also likely to start after he featured heavily in pre-season, including against Leicester City when he was involved in a horror challenge on Wesley Fofana.
Gerard Moreno is also likely to start after he was in the line-up against Leeds United in a preseason friendly on August 7.
Chelsea are taking on Villarreal in the Uefa Super Cup final tonight at Windsor Park in Belfast. Chelsea won the Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the final, after a winner goal by Kai Havertz in the first half. Villarreal beat Manchester United in the final of the Europa League, winning 11-10 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. The clubs from the Premier League and Spain’s La Liga have never met before.
Thomas Tuchel is still juggling his squad after a busy international summer. Mason Mount, Thiago Silva and captain Cesar Azpilicueta are among those players to have not yet played during pre-season. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley have not been included in the travelling squad, while Romelu Lukaku’s transfer from Inter is yet to be finalised.
UEFA Champions League titleholders Chelsea FC will take on UEFA Europa League kings Villarreal CF at Windsor Park in Belfast on Wednesday with the first piece of continental silverware of this season up for grabs. You can catch the match, and all UEFA Champions League, Europa League, and Europa Conference League action on Paramount+.
Thomas Tuchel’s men beat Manchester City in Porto to be crowned European champions for the second time in their history while Villarreal saw off Manchester United to earn their first-ever major title and Unai Emery’s fourth UEL winner’s medal.
Both clubs are in at the group stage for this campaign’s Champions League and will be keen to make a strong start to the term as they seek improved domestic displays on top of further European success.
Chelsea: The Blues are currently completing the return of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan and that move is expected to go through this week with Sevilla’s Jules Kounde another target as the Londoners aim to add to the depth available to Tuchel.
Preseason has been fairly solid with two wins and a draw and Chelsea’s Premier League opener is at home to Crystal Palace this coming weekend before a tough run of Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Villarreal: Villarreal have just announced that Gerard Moreno has extended his contract with the club until 2027 which is a big boost after his goal scoring exploits last season and Pau Torres will be back in action after his double UEFA Euro 2020 and Tokyo Olympics adventure with Spain.
However, preseason has not been kind to the Yellow Submarine with three losses and three draws as well as two cancelled friendlies and accusations that the team have been too aggressive after Fer Nino’s shocking tackle on Wesley Fofana did serious damage.