Liverpool to play Chelsea in first English Uefa Super Cup on August 14
Liverpool will play Chelsea in the first all-English Uefa Super Cup on 14 August in Istanbul. The Reds qualified by beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final, with the Blues booking their place with a 4-1 win over Arsenal in the Europa League on Wednesday. Liverpool are the last English side to win the Super Cup, back in 2005. Four of the past five have been all-Spanish affairs - with Atletico beating Real Madrid in Tallinn in 2018. However there is no World Club Cup for Liverpool to play in this year, after Fifa made it a four-yearly event,
Chelsea qualify for UCL following Watford win
Chelsea secured their place in the Champions League next season with victory over Watford at Stamford Bridge. The win, combined with Arsenal’s draw against Brighton, means the Blues are guaranteed a top-four finish in the Premier League. After a quiet first half, Chelsea scored twice within three minutes early in the second period through headers by Ruben Loftus-Cheek and David Luiz. Gonzalo Higuain sealed the points with a neat finish from Pedro’s pass for his fifth goal for the club. The win moves Chelsea up to third, one point ahead of Tottenham and four points clear of the fifth-placed Gunners.