Chelsea and Villareal face off for the UEFA Super Cup this August as the heats are burning up the two clubs are hoping for a subsequent result at the end of the game.
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.
Tuchel and Emery have never faced off either, although their stories are linked as it was Tuchel who replaced Emery as Paris Saint-Germain manager in 2018.
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.
No selected Chelsea player is Nursing an Injury as we speak.
Players Unlikely to start
It’s unlikely we would see Eduoard Mendy start the game, same as Tammy Abraham, Kovasic and Chalobah.