Where can I watch the UEFA Super Cup final? Which TV channel is the Chelsea v Villarreal game on?

The curtain-raiser for the European season sees the Champions League holders and the Europa League holders clash

Chelsea and Villarreal meet tonight in Belfast in the UEFA Super Cup final with European bragging rights on offer.

The Super Cup traditionally sees the Champions League holders and the winners of the Europa League clash for an extra trophy.

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Chelsea lifted the Champions League back in May thanks to Kai Havertz’s goal against fellow Premier League side Manchester City. Chelsea had gone into the game as underdogs but Thomas Tuchel’s side triumphed to cap a remarkable transformation since the German took over as manager at the start of the year.

Cesar Azpilicueta the captain of Chelsea lifts the Champions League Trophy following their team's victory during the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Estadio do Dragao on May 29, 2021 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Villarreal, meanwhile, finished seventh in La Liga but beat Manchester United in the Europa Cup Final after an astonishing penalty shoot-out to give manager Unai Emery another win in the competition.

Where is the game held?

The game kicks off on Wednesday 11 August at 8pm.

Windsor Park was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee back in 2019.

The Belfast stadium, home of Northern Ireland’s international team, held off competition from Minsk, Helsinki and Kharkiv despite having the smallest capacity of the four at just 18,434.

What TV channel is the UEFA Super League on?

The match will be broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

How to stream online

The match will be shown live on the BT Sport website and the BT Sport app, accessible for subscribers.

Chelsea vs Villarreal team news

Mason Mount, Thiago Silva and captain Cesar Azpilicueta are among those players to have not yet played during pre-season after their international exploits at Euro 2020.

Meanwhile, Tuchel has not included midfield duo Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley in the travelling squad as both look set to leave Stamford Bridge again this summer, while Romelu Lukaku’s transfer from Inter is yet to be finalised.

Injuries have ruled out Dani Parejo and Samuel Chukwueze for Villarreal, though the Yellow Submarine still have a strong squad to choose from.

Former Premier League players like ex-Spurs man Juan Foyth, Étienne Capoue, Raúl Albiol, Alberto Moreno and Francis Coquelin are all in contention, though Foyth suffered a knock in training. The highly-rated Pau Torres is also likely to play despite a busy summer.

UEFA Super Cup odds

Match Betting 90 Mins: Chelsea Win - 2/7; Draw - 13/5; Villarreal - 9/2

To Lift the Trophy: Chelsea - 2/7; Villarreal - 23/10