PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: CHELSEA V ATLETICO MADRID - PART TWO
The Blues reached the UEFA Super Cup by beating Bayern Munich in the Champions League final 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time.
We lined up 4-2-3-1: Cech; Bosingwa, Cahill, D Luiz, Cole; Mikel, Lampard (c); Kalou (Torres 83), Mata, Bertrand (73); Drogba.
Scorer Drogba (88). Shoot-out scorers: D Luiz, Lampard, Cole, Drogba.
Penalty save Cech. Shoot-out saves: Cech 2
Since our defeat at Napoli in the Round of 16 first leg in March we are unbeaten in Europe in six matches.
Chelsea's record against Spanish teams in European competition is won 15, drawn 11 and lost eight. In two-legged ties we have won four and lost six.
Chelsea are unbeaten in 15 games against Spanish opposition since 2006.
Roberto Di Matteo played in Chelsea's only previous Super Cup final in 1998. Eddie Newton was an unused sub. We qualified by beating Stuttgart in the European Cup Winners' Cup final in Stockholm and defeated the Champions League holders Real Madrid 1-0 with a Gus Poyet goal after 82 minutes.
Team (4-1-2-1-2) De Goey; Ferrer, Duberry, Lebœuf, Le Saux; Desailly; Wise (c), Babayaro; Di Matteo (Poyet 62); Zola (Laudrup 83), Casiraghi (Flo 89).
Chelsea's last ten years in Europe
2002/03 - Uefa Cup - first round
2003/04 - Champions League - semi-final
2004/05 - Champions League - semi-final
2005/06 - Champions League - round of 16
2006/07 - Champions League - semi-final
2007/08 - Champions League - runners-up
2008/09 - Champions League - semi-final
2009/10 - Champions League - round of 16
2010/11 - Champions League - quarter-final
2011/12 - Champions League - winners
|This season to date|
|Aug 12||Manchester City (Community Shield)||L 2-3|
|Aug 19||Wigan (a)||W 2-0|
|Aug 22||Reading (h)||W 4-2|
|Aug 25||Newcastle (h)||W 2-0|
Torres 3, Ivanovic 2, Lampard 2 (2 pens), Bertrand 1, Cahill 1, Hazard 1 (pen). Total 10.
|Chelsea's next three games|
|Sat 15 Sep||QPR away||3.00pm|
|Wed 19 Sep||Juventus home||7.45pm|
|Sat 22 Sep||Stoke City home||3.00pm|
If selected, Michael Essien will play his 50th Chelsea game in Europe.
9 Spanish League championships, last in 1996
9 Spanish Cups, last in 1996
1 Spanish Super Cup in 1985
2 UEFA Europa Leagues 2010 and 2012
1 UEFA Super Cup in 2010
1 European Cup Winners' Cup in 1962
1 Intercontinental Cup in 1975
Last ten seasons in La Liga
2002/03 - 12th
2003/04 - 7th
2004/05 - 11th
2005/06 - 10th
2006/07 - 7th
2007/08 - 4th
2008/09 - 4th
2009/10 - 9th
2010/11 - 7th
2011/12 - 5th
Atlético qualified for the Super Cup by beating Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in Bucharest. Falcao, with two, and Diego were their scorers.
The Spanish side have won their last 12 European matches since their last defeat against Udinese in last season's Europa League group stage.
They last played English opposition in the 2010 Europa League final when they beat Fulham 2-1.
Their overall record against English opposition is won 7, drawn 8 and lost 5.
Atletico Madrid won their previous Super Cup by beating Inter Milan 2-0 in 2010. José Antonio Reyes (62) and Sergio Agüero (83) were their scorers.
(4-2-3-1): De Gea; Ujfaluši, Perea, Godin, Dominguez; Assunção, Garcia; Reyes (Mérida 69), Forlan (Jurado 82), Simão (c) (Camacho 90+1); Agüero
Ten-year European record
2002/03 - Did not qualify
2003/04 - Did not qualify
2004/05 - Intertoto Cup - final
2005/06 - Did not qualify
2006/07 - Did not qualify
2007/08 - UEFA Cup - round of 32
2008/09 - Champions League - round of 16
2009/10 - Europa League winners (having transferred from the Champions League group stage)
2010/11 - Europa League group stage
2011/12 - Europa League winners
|This season to date|
|Aug 19||Levante (a)||D 1-1|
|Aug 27||Athletic Bilbao (h)||W 4-0|
|2012/13 La Liga table top six|
|5||Deportivo La Coruña||2||2||4|
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The referee is Damir Skomina from Slovenia. He was the official when we played Benfica at Stamford Bridge last season.
John Terry and Chelsea old boy Tiago are suspended (second of two) following their red cards in their semi-finals last season.