Super Cup: what’s really in it for Chelsea and Liverpool?

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Both managers talk up the continental Community Shield ahead of Istanbul clash

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – 8:33am

Uefa Super Cup: Liverpool vs. Chelsea
What: Champions League winners vs. Europa League winners
When: Wednesday 14 August
Where: Beşiktaş Park, Istanbul, Turkey
Kick-off time: 8pm (BST)
TV channel: live on BT Sport 2
The timings not super for Chelsea and Liverpool

One has to feel for Chelsea fans. It was only in May that they were forced to fly for hours to Azerbaijan to watch their boys beat Arsenal in the Europa League final. Tonight they’re off to Istanbul to see how the Blues fare against Liverpool in the Super Cup.

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The Super Cup, it’s fair to say, is hardly a piece of silverware to set the pulses racing. Like a continental Community Shield, it pits the Champions League winners against the Europa League winners, at a time of the season when the only thing on a manger’s mind is getting off to a good start in the domestic league. The fans, too, traditonally don’t take much notice, and only 12,000 trekked to Tallinn, Estonia, to watch Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid last year.

Blues bullish

Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard have taken their squads to Turkey, but for the Chelsea manager the match couldn’t have come at a worse time. Thrashed 4-0 by Manchester United on Sunday, Lampard is on a hiding to nothing in Istanbul; there will be little kudos in winning the Super Cup but another heavy defeat …read more

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