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Chelsea vs Villarreal Preview & Tips - Chelsea to get season underway with victory
- Villarreal vs Chelsea predictions for Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup
- The match is being played at 8pm BST at Windsor Park
- Preview, tips, stats & team news
Thomas Tuchel has turned Chelsea into a formidable side (Getty Images)
Villarreal vs Chelsea Preview & Tips
Chelsea have a superior squad to that of Villarreal and should be able to dominate. A win to nil is on the cards for the Blues.
- Chelsea have won 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions).
- Villarreal have lost 2 of their last 3 matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
This will be the first match between Chelsea and Villarreal.
Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League last season and won the UEFA Champions League. They improved significantly after Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard.
The Blues beat Man City 1-0 in the Champions League final in Porto. Kai Havertz’s strike was the difference as they turned in another solid defensive performance.
Tuchel’s side have played three pre-season friendlies. They won 2-1 against Bournemouth and 2-1 against Arsenal before a 2-2 draw against Tottenham.
Chelsea Team News
Chelsea gave Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Jorginho and Mason Mount extended breaks after international tournaments.
Romelu Lukaku is close to rejoining Chelsea but might not be available in time.
Villarreal finished seventh in La Liga last season. They went on a great run in the Europa League where they beat Manchetser United in a penalty shootout in the final.
The Yellow Submarine have had a poor pre-season, unable to win in six games.
Unai Emery’s side lost against Valencia, Marseille and Leicester with draws against Lyon, Levante and Leeds.
Villarreal Team News
Centre back Pau Torres is unavailable after representing Spain Euro 2020 and the Olympics.
Goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli is doubtful alongside midfielders Etienne Capoue, Dani Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Vicente Iborra and winger Samuel Chukwueze.
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Villarreal had a poor pre-season and are missing a number of central midfielders. Chelsea are likely to take advantage and win the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast.
Best Bet: Chelsea Win Full Time Result @1.80 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Chelsea Win To Nil @2.90 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Chelsea Win 2-0 Correct Score @8.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit