There is nothing else to win in Europe, only the UEFA Super Cup 2021. Chelsea take on Villarreal to play for the last title and return home. But one of them returns home empty-handed. Anyway, both teams had great seasons.
Chelsea are crafty for all games, they will use the same squad that won the 2020 UEFA Champions League against Manchester City. Thomas Tuchel knows that a defeat in Europe would be fatal for him and the team. It is not time for experiments and he knows it. After all, Tuchel and his team won against Sevilla, Porto, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final.
The Villarreal side also suffered for the UEFA Europa League. Obviously and with all due respect, they do not have the same budget as the English team to buy expensive players. But with the squad that Emery has it was enough to win against Red Bull Salzburg, Dynamo Kiev, Zagreb and Arsenal to reach the final and win against Manchester United in penalties shootout.
Chelsea’s confirmed starting XI lineup for the game
For this game there will be no big differences between the 11 players who won the UEFA Champions League and those who play in the Premier League. Tuchel wants to avoid making any unnecessary changes before playing against Villarreal.
The bad news for Chelsea’s lineup is that Lukaku will not play as a new player for the team against Villarreal. So far the most probable starting XI of the Chelsea team for the UEFA Super Cup 2021 will be: Mendy (GK), Zouma (DF), Rudiger (DF), Chalobah (DF); Hudson-Odoi (MF-DF), Kovacic (MF), Kante (MF), Alonso (MF) with special focus on the attack by Ziyech, Timo Werner and Havertz.
Villarreal’s confirmed starting XI lineup for the game
Emery wants to avoid going through the same suffering from the UEFA Europa League final when they had to go through a long road of 21 penalties against Manchester United. In that game the Villarreal wasted several golden opportunities to score a goal in the regular time.
For now there are no reports of extraordinary changes in the starting XI of the Villarreal for this game against Chelsea. The Europa League formula should work for the UEFA Super Cup 2021 with: Asenjo (GK); Foyth (DF), Albiol (DF), Pau Torres (DF), Pedraza (DF); Yeremi (MF), Capoue (MF), Trigueros (MF), Alberto Moreno (MF); Gerard Moreno (F) y Dia (F).