The Blues are looking to bounce back from our defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday and there is no better opportunity than a big night in Europe. Here, we preview the action with everything you need to know…
When is the UEFA Super Cup?
The game takes place on Wednesday 14 August, kick-off 10pm local time (8pm in the UK).
How to follow the UEFA Super Cup
There will be a live stream on the Fifth Stand app and this website at the following times, and live commentary of the game itself:
6.40pm to 7.05pm – Live Team News
7.15pm to 7.35pm – Live Liverpool vs Chelsea Build-Up
7.55pm to approx. 9.55pm – Live Commentary of Liverpool vs Chelsea
Sam Matterface is presenting with former Blues Pat Nevin and Frank Sinclair as guests.
What is the UEFA Super Cup?
The Super Cup is held at the start of every season between the reigning Europa League and Champions League winners. Liverpool are involved this term courtesy of their victory over Tottenham in Madrid, while the Blues head to Turkey courtesy of our comprehensive 4-1 defeat of Arsenal in Baku.
If the scores are level after 90 minutes, extra-time will be played and then a penalty shoot-out if required.
What is the history of the competition?
First held in 1973, the annual European football curtain-raiser was initially a two-legged tie up until 1997. The first contest was held at the San Siro in Milan, although Monaco’s Stade Louis II was the Super Cup’s permanent home between 1998 and 2012, both years in which Chelsea were involved.