Champions League champions Chelsea and Europa League champions Villarreal will meet in the European Super Cup in Belfast on Wednesday night. The summer break after participating in Euro 2020, or the marginal players who have undergone an entire season. History of Chelsea and Villarreal in the Super Cup Chelsea won the Super Cup in 1998 after winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup. However, they lost three consecutive games in 2012, 2013 and 2019. Villarreal will compete in the Super Cup for the first time. The last Spanish winner was Atletico Madrid in 2018. “It is a completely normal situation to prepare until the transfer window closes,” Tuchel said. [Abraham] He is one of those players where we are constantly evaluating the situation and adapting to the needs, but tomorrow there is no news now. “He’s available, he’s in training today and available for Beginner 11 and he’s off the bench.” He added that those players who returned late to training are unlikely to play the full 90 minutes in Belfast. Please use Chrome browser for an accessible video player Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell said their success in the Champions League has made them hungry for titles as they plan to challenge the Premier League title Villarreal will be without winger Samuel Chukwueze, who continues to recover from a club injury. The thigh suffered against Arsenal in the semi-finals of the European League, while Dani Parejo will be absent due to a calf problem. Recent Covid concerns have also narrowed Unai Emery’s options, and it remains to be seen if Etienne Capoue, Francis Coquelin, Geronimo Rulli and Vicente Iborra make an appearance. Kovacic hungry for more titles Photo: Mateo Kovacic wants to win more titles with Chelsea Mateo Kovacic won the Super Cup twice while at Real Madrid, and he is keen to return the trophy to Stamford Bridge. “This club is about winning, about winning titles.” “We are here to do it and tomorrow we have the first chance to lift the trophy. We will do everything we can to be at our highest level, to compete against a great opponent, and to win our first game of the season.” Chelsea is a club that is used to winning trophies and every year they compete for some titles and this young team has shown that in the last year we can achieve great things and I am sure we will not stop there. “We are a young team hungry for titles, they want to win titles, and we need to focus for tomorrow to raise our first team of the season.” Tuchel: My fault for not trusting Abraham, please use Chrome for more Accessible video player Thomas Tuchel says striker Tammy Abraham has “reason” not to be happy at the club after he was given a lack of chances last season. The club is in the balance and I won’t comment on the actual situations – how far this is and whether it’s true or not,” Tuchel said. “Tammy is now in the team. He’s had some good prep matches.” Obviously he wasn’t happy half a year ago and maybe he also had a reason not to be happy and maybe it was also my fault not to push him, I don’t trust him on the same level that I probably trust the other players. “I can totally understand he wants more minutes. So the decision would be ‘How do we plan, what are Tammy’s plans, is he fighting his way back into the team from the position he finished last season or does he want to change the club to have a chance to be a starting player?'” Emery: “We are playing to win another title. It’s the prize for winning the great Europa League and now we’re up against the Champions League winner, the best club in the world. This needs to give us some extra motivation and passion. It is a challenge to see where we stand this season as we are re-playing in the Champions League.” Villarreal defender Raul Albiol: “I think at this level all teams are very respected, especially when they play in a final. We respect them as they respect us. The teams that won both tournaments last year play with each other so I think it will be a great match. Obviously it will be a difficult match for us because we are playing against the winners of the Champions League, but it will not be an easy match for them either. Manu Trigueros of Villarreal: “We have had a complicated season with everything that has happened to us, but we are ready. This is the team available to play with players who guarantee the best possible match. We are playing against a really good team, but we are excited and excited to play a good game and hope to win the title. Dedicated live blog from 6.30pm on Wednesday 11 August; kick-off at 8pm. OTA stats Photo: Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel celebrates the Champions League trophy This will be Chelsea’s 50th game against Spain opponents in the European competition (W20 D17 L12), but The first time they faced Villarreal in competitive competition, Villarreal were unbeaten in their last 15 matches in the European competition (W12 D3), and the last three were against English opponents in the UEFA Europa League last season, winning 2-1. Arsenal in the semi-finals, before defeating Manchester United on penalties in the final after a 1-1 draw, and Chelsea lost only two of their last 12 matches against their Spanish opponents in Europe C. Competition (W5 D5), while they did not lose in their six confrontations with Spanish clubs in their successful UEFA Champions League career in 2020-21 (W4 D2), this is the 18th consecutive UEFA Super Cup match in which an English or Spanish team has participated, with 2003 being the last time neither of them participated (Porto 0 -1 AC Milan) in 17 matches A European Super Cup precedent This round, the trophy has been lifted by a Spanish team on 11 occasions, and only twice by England, and Chelsea will appear in the European Super Cup for the fifth time in 2021 – ever since after winning their first game in 1998 against Real Madrid, the Blues failing to lift the trophy in each of their last three attempts (1-4 against Atletico Madrid in 2012, losing on penalties against Bayern Munich in 2013 and in the same way against Liverpool in 2019), Villarreal could become the sixth Spanish team. Different wins the European Super Cup, which will set a new record for the most different teams from one country to win the title (the current record is five, both held by Spain and England) Edward Mendy kept nine clean games with Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League in 2020- 21. The most ever by a goalkeeper in his first season in the competition, Gerard Moreno directly participated in 10 goals in 12 games for Villarreal in the UEFA Europa League in the 2020-21 season (seven goals, three assists). Only three players were directly involved in scoring more goals than in the Champions League and Europa League last season – Bruno Fernandes (14), Erling Haaland (12) and Kylian Mbappe (11). The last second leg (against Real Madrid), before helping Chelsea’s winner in the final against Manchester City. The last English player to score or assist in a European Super Cup final was Gary Cahill, who scored for Chelsea in 2012 against Atletico Madrid, and Samuel Chukwueze provided four assists for Villarreal in the Europa League last season. More than any player for his team, while only Alfredo Morelos (5) has achieved more in the competition overall.