As the 2020-2021 seasons drawn to an end with UEFA Super Cup Chelsea takes on Villareal today.
The preseason games are over as new seasons kicks off. The 2020-2021 Champions League winners and the Defenders of the Europa League face off today.
Chelsea who are favourites to win the UEFA Super Cup after their 1-0 win at the Champions League final against Manchester City to lift the trophy for the second time since 2012.
Both Chelsea and Villarreal will travel to Belfast for the Super Cup in a few days.
The Blues, as the Champions League winners, are the favourites to win, but Emery is rather optimistic about his team’s chances.
These two sides have never actually faced off, but we know that Villarreal aren’t going to be scared of facing an English team after dispatching of both United and Arsenal in their run to Europa League glory.
Similarly, Chelsea did away with the best Spain had to offer last season, dumping both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League, having already beaten Sevilla 4-0 in the group stage.
Chelsea vs Villarreal predicted lineups
Chelsea: Mendy; Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Hudson-Odoi, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Mount, Havertz; Werner.
Villarreal: Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Mandi, Pedraza; Pino, Parejo, Trigueros, Gomez; Moreno, Dia.