The Blues will face Villarreal at Windsor Park in Belfast on 11 August.

Who will contest the UEFA Super Cup?

The UEFA club competition season curtain-raiser pits together the winners of the previous season’s UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. So in 2021, it will be Chelsea against Villarreal.

When and where does it take place?

The match takes place at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Wednesday 11 August, kicking off at 21:00 CET (20:00 local time).

Windsor Park Football Stadium in Belfast

This venue follows Prague (2013), Cardiff (2014), Tbilisi (2015), Trondheim (2016), Skopje (2017), Tallinn (2018), Istanbul (2019) and Budapest (2020) as cities to stage the UEFA Super Cup since the fixture switched from its long-term home of Monaco.

By contrast, it will be Villarreal’s first UEFA Super Cup outing; the UEFA Europa League title was, in fact, only their second ever trophy – their first was winning the Spanish third tier in 1970 (though they were among the three clubs that won through the UEFA Intertoto Cup in both 2003 and 2004).

Where next for the Super Cup?

The UEFA Super Cup will visit the Finnish capital Helsinki in 2022 before moving to Kazan, Russia in 2023.