Chelsea face Villarreal on Wednesday in the 46th edition of the UEFA Super Cup. The annual competition contested by the holders of the two biggest European club competitions will determine who will be crowned Super Cup Champions, the Ultimate European Champions. Both clubs were not favourites to win the Champions League and Europa League Champions. However, they pulled their weight alongside heavy favourites to be crowned Champions of Europe. The Super Cup will further prove the winners’ triumph was not a fluke.
Chelsea face Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday. Click here to bet on the match on NairaBET.
When Chelsea sacked Frank Lampard in January, the club was in disarray and nobody would pick them to win the Champions League. Roman Abramovich then decided to appoint Thomas Tuchel who’d recently been sacked by PSG to replace Lampard. That decision has turned out to be one of Abramovich’s best decisions since he became Chelsea owner. Tuchel has built a strong team that beat expectations and went all the way to lift Europe’s biggest trophy. The fact that they beat favourites like Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Manchester City makes it even more impressive.
Tuchel will also be determined to capture Chelsea’s first UEFA Super Cup since 1998. The blues lost the 2012, 2013 and 2019 UEFA Super Cup finals. While Chelsea are heavy favourites against Villarreal, they’ll be aware of the danger Unai Emery’s side possess. Villarreal sprung a surprise beating Arsenal and Manchester United on their way to winning the Europa League. Chelsea are also in good shape and form winning three of their four pre-season matches.
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When Villarreal came up against Arsenal and Manchester United in the semi-final and final of the Europa League, few gave them a chance. They however triumphed above all odds to win their first ever trophy in history. The win cemented Unai Emery’s status as the most successful manager in Europa League history with 4 titles.
Villarreal will go into the match as underdogs again but will be confident following their Europa League triumph. Unai Emery has also revealed his desire to win finally win the Super Cup having lost the 2014 and 2015 final with Sevilla. They Yellow Submarines are not in good shape, failing to win any of their 6 pre-season matches losing 3 and drawing 3.
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STATS AND FACTS
This is the first time Villarreal and Chelsea are facing each other. No Premier League side has beaten non-English opponents in the UEFA Super Cup since Liverpool in 2005. This is Villarreal’s first UEFA Super Cup appearance but they are undefeated by non-Spanish opposition in 24 European matches. Chelsea’s overall record against Spanish clubs is W19 D17 L10.