Chelsea vs Villarreal LIVE: UEFA Super Cup squad news and final preparation tonight
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Watch all the action as Chelsea take on Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast tonight.
In a clash between last season’s Champions League and Europa League winners, Thomas Tuchel aims to keep Chelsea’s spectacular wave of momentum going after beating Manchester City in the May final. With an almost complete squad at its disposal, the game will provide perfect preparation ahead of the Premier League action this weekend. One player who can still feature, despite being on the verge of exiting, is Tammy Abraham, as Chelsea have already reached a transfer deal with AS Roma ahead of the Blues signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan for £ 97.5million. For other fringe players, such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevoh Chalobah, this could turn out to be the last chance to impress potential loan clubs or even earn a spot on Tuchel’s crowded squad for the next season.
Unai Emery continued his spectacular Europa League record last season, lifting the trophy for the fourth time as a manager. His Villarreal side defeated Arsenal in the semi-finals in a redemptive victory for the manager before beating Manchester United in a dramatic final which was won 11-10 on penalties. The club made two major additions this summer ahead of the new season, buying Juan Foyth from Tottenham for a permanent contract after a successful loan as well as adding a new striker to Boulaye Dia, who played in Ligue 1 last season and had aroused interest. from West Ham. Follow all the live action below:
Chelsea meet Villarreal for the first time
It will be Chelsea’s 50th game against Spanish opponents in European competition, but the first time they have faced Villarreal in competition.
For their part, Villarreal are unbeaten in their last 15 European games, with the last three coming against England opponents in the Europa League last season.
After beating Arsenal twice in the semi-finals, they beat Manchester United in a thrilling penalty shootout in the final to win the Europa League trophy.
Can they pull off a hat-trick against the English opposition tonight?
Michael jonesAug 11, 2021 7:09 PM
Team News – Chelsea vs Villarreal
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Zouma, Chalobah, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Kanté, Kovacic, Alonso; Ziyech, Havertz, Werner
Villarreal XI: Asenjo; Foyth, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza; Yeremi Pino, Capua, Trigueros; Alberto Moreno, Gérard Moreno, Dia
Michael jonesAugust 11, 2021 6:59 PM
Emery ready for ‘stronger’ Chelsea squad
Villarreal coach Unai Emery faces Chelsea for the first time since his Arsenal side lost the Europa League final to the Blues in 2019.
Emery believes Chelsea are now a stronger team than they were two years ago, but says it makes their players come out and win.
“Chelsea have players who have made it to the finals of the Euro and the Olympics, but I expect a great Chelsea XI because they have a top class squad who know the top games in England and Europe . ” said Emery
Michael jonesAugust 11, 2021 6:54 PM
Tammy Abraham in the Chelsea Super Cup squad
Tammy Abraham is part of the Chelsea squad for Wednesday’s Super Cup meeting with Villarreal, although she is heavily linked with a £ 34million move to Rome.
The 23-year-old has become a forgotten man at Stamford Bridge since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, the German preferring the other offensive options available to the Blues.
Speaking ahead of the game, Tuchel declined to talk about potential transfers but acknowledged some of Abraham’s frustrations by saying:
“As with the players entering as well, I will not comment on the actual situations of the players exiting,
“Tammy is in the squad. He had good preparation games, clearly not happy with the last half of the year and has reasons. Maybe it was also my fault for not pushing him and him. trust the level of other players – and he wants minutes.
“Is he fighting to get back to the squad where he finished last season or does he want to change clubs to become a regular starter? I can totally understand that. It’s a normal situation until now. ‘when the transfer window closes. We will assess the situation. “
Michael jonesAugust 11, 2021 6:43 PM
Tuchel rests Euro stars for Super Cup
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has said players who have been to the Euro may not start against Villarreal tonight. This means that people like Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James and Mason Mount may have to settle for a replacement appearance at best.
Tuchel is still handling Chelsea’s pre-season training ahead of the start of the new Premier League season this weekend and he won’t want to risk his regular holders.
It could be a good thing for fringe players like Tammy Abraham, who has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. If Tuchel gives him an opportunity tonight, will the 23-year-old be able to grab it?
Speaking of his decision to put Euro 2020 players to rest, Tuchel said: “They could start, but can they finish the game? No. Eight days of training after a European final is quite demanding. ,
“We have to find a mix and the guys who came early and have more minutes deserve to start. Some guys might start, but we’ll need a script that ends for us.
“It’s a competitive game, it’s not just about sharing titles, it’s the first title we want to win.”
Michael jonesAugust 11, 2021 6:35 PM
When is the 2021/22 UEFA Super Cup and who is playing?
The UEFA Super Cup takes place tonight and is played between the winners of the Champions League and Europa League competitions. This means that 2021 Champions League winners Chelsea will face Villarreal who won the Europa League.
The match takes place at Windsor Park in Belfast and starts at 8 p.m. Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s Super Cup shock:
Michael jonesAugust 11, 2021 6:28 PM
Chelsea face Villarreal in UEFA Super Cup
welcome to The independentLive coverage of Chelsea and Villarreal, last season’s Champions League and Europa League winners, meet for the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast.
Michael jonesAugust 11, 2021 3:01 PM