2019 UEFA Super Cup
Liverpool vs Chelsea
Vodafone Arena, Istanbul
Wednesday August 14th
Kick-off at 19:00
The European Super Cup
will feature, for the first time ever, two English teams in the showpiece final. Istanbul will be the stage on Wednesday as Liverpool – 2-0 winners of the all English UEFA Champions League Final over Tottenham Hotspur in May – take on Chelsea who beat another English outfit Arsenal to lift the UEFA Europa League in June.
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Istanbul was the venue of arguably the greatest night in Liverpool’s European history back in 2005 when they came from three goals down at half-time to eventually beat AC Milan on penalties to lift the European Cup. They return to the city on Wednesday looking to add another piece of European silverware to their trophy cabinet.
Liverpool’s last appearance in the Super Cup, as a result of that 2005 success, saw the Reds overcome CSKA Moscow in Monaco, 3-1 after extra time, courtesy of a Djibril Cisse double. Jurgen Klopp’s men began their domestic campaign in fine fashion, easing past newly promoted Norwich City 4-1 with last season’s Golden Boot winner Mohamed Salah amongst the scorers.
Chelsea will be looking to lift their first-ever UEFA Super Cup after they suffered back-to-back defeats at this stage in 2012 and 2013, to Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich respectively. Frank Lampard will be taking charge of just his second ever match at the helm of the Blues – replacing Maurizio Sarri in the summer after the Italian guided the West-London club to Europa League glory and his maiden trophy as a manager.
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There is also a massive Eden Hazard shaped hole in the middle of the park that, judging by their 4-0 opening day defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday, needs to be quickly filled.
The pair have previously played each other on 182 occasions with Liverpool edging their rivals in terms of wins having notched up 78 in that period compared to Chelsea’s 63. There have been 41 draws, including six in just the last 12 matches between them with the most recent of those coming in their first league meeting of last season when former Blues frontman Daniel Sturridge rescued a point for the visitors with a late wonder strike as Liverpool came away from Stamford Bridge with a 1-1 draw.
The Reds however have won just four of their previous 17 meetings with Chelsea in all competitions since May 2012.
Liverpool vs Chelsea head-to-head:
Liverpool Wins: 78
Chelsea Wins: 63
Liverpool vs Chelsea recent results:
14/04/2019 – Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea
29/09/2018 – Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool
26/09/2018 – Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea
06/05/2018 – Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool
25/11/2017 – Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
31/01/2017 – Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
16/09/2016 – Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool
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