Chelsea claimed the European Super Cup after defeating Villarreal 6-5 in a penalty shootout in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, on Wednesday night, August 11.
The Premier League side drew the first blood in Belfast after 27 minutes of play as Hakim Ziyech put the London club ahead. However, Gerard Moreno levelled for Sevilla with 17 minutes left on the clock, forcing the contest into extra-time.
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel made what can now be referred to as a smart substitution with the introduction of Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga who would save two penalty kicks to hand Chelsea the European trophy.
The London club, which won the UEFA Champions League against Manchester City on May 29, is expected to participate at the World Club Cup in December this year.
After finishing fourth with 67 points in their last season’s Premier League adventure, Chelsea will start their 2021/22 campaign against Crystal Palace on Saturday, August 14 at Stamford Bridge.