We begin our build-up to the Super Cup with a look at the key facts and figures, including Chelsea and Liverpool's history in the competition and against each other...
Chelsea's recent record in Europe
The Blues reached the Super Cup by beating Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final in Baku in May.
Chelsea remained unbeaten in Europe last season (12 wins, three draws), which is also a Europa League record.
Frank Lampard’s side are looking to extend our club record 15-game unbeaten run in Europe. Our last defeat was in March 2018, at Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 (0-3).
We have scored three or more goals in five of our last eight European matches. Our total of 36 goals last term was one short of the Europa League record, set by Porto in 2010/11.
Chelsea's history in the UEFA Super Cup
Chelsea are competing in our fourth UEFA Super Cup:1998 beat Real Madrid 1-02012 lost 1-4 to Atletico Madrid2013 lost on penalties to Bayern Munich after a 2-2 draw after extra time
Frank Lampard was captain in our 2012 and 2013 defeats.
Chelsea's European record against English teams and in Istanbul
Chelsea have won seven of our 18 meetings against English opposition in Europe, drawing seven and losing four.
Chelsea have played three competitive games in Istanbul (one win, one draw and one defeat) but will be making our first appearance at Besiktas Park. Our 2-0 away win against Besiktas in 2003/04 in the Champions League was played in Gelsenkirchen for security reasons.
We have been involved in five penalty shoot-outs in European competition, winning in Munich in 2012 and against Eintracht Frankfurt in last season’s semi-final, and losing the other three.
Frank Lampard scored seven goals for the Blues against Liverpool in 39 games (18 wins, 8 draws and 13 defeats).
Chelsea's biggest win and loss away in Europe
15/09/1971 Jeunesse Hautcharage 0-8 Chelsea Cup Winners’ Cup 1st rd 1st leg
18/04/2000 Barcelona 5-1 Chelsea Champions League QF 2nd leg
Games sinceA win: 1A draw: 2A defeat: 0
If selected and fit, Willian will make his 50th European appearance for Chelsea.
Chelsea v Liverpool head-to-head record
Since the start of the 2000s, Wednesday evening’s game will be the 60th meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool in all competitions, making it the most played fixture between English sides in all competitions in the 21st century.
Chelsea and Liverpool have met on 10 previous occasions in European competition, all in the Champions League. 2004/05 semi-final – Liverpool won 1-0 on aggregate2005/06 group stage – both games ended goalless2006/07 semi-final – Liverpool won on penalties after a 1-1 draw on aggregate2007/08 semi-final – Chelsea won 4-3 on aggregate2008/09 quarter-final – Chelsea won 7-5 on aggregate
Our last meeting
LIVERPOOL 2 CHELSEA 0Premier League, Anfield, 14.04.19, 4.30pm
Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson (c) (Milner 76), Fabinho, Keita (Wijnaldum 66); Salah (Shaqiri 89), Firmino, Mane.Unused subs Mignolet, Lovren, Origi, Sturridge.Manager Jurgen KloppScorers Mane 51, Salah 53
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rüdiger (Christensen 40), David Luiz, Emerson; Kanté, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek (Barkley 75); Hudson-Odoi (Higuain 56), Hazard, Willian.Unused subs Caballero, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud.Head coach Maurizio SarriBooked Azpilicueta 44
Referee Michael OliverAttendance 53,279
Biggest win in all competitions for each team:Chelsea 6-1 Liverpool 28/08/1937 Division OneLiverpool 6-0 Chelsea 20/04/1935 Division One
Super Cup referee
Female French referee Stephanie Frappart will referee the game. She will be joined by assistants Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O'Neill, with Turkey's Cuneyt Cakir the fourth official. This will be the first time that a female official takes charge of a major UEFA men's competition event.
Last season Champions League WinnersPremier League SecondFA Cup Third roundLeague Cup Third roundTop scorer all competitions: Mohamed Salah 27
Liverpool won their 12th European trophy in May. It was their sixth European Cup/Champions League in addition to three UEFA Cups and three Super Cups.
Liverpool have won 15 of their last 16 matches in league and cup. They have won five of their last six European fixtures.
Liverpool are competing in their sixth UEFA Super Cup:1977 beat Hamburg 7-1 on aggregate1978 lost to Anderlecht 3-4 on aggregate1984 lost 0-2 to Juventus2001 beat Bayern Munich 3-22005 beat CSKA Moscow 3-1 after extra time
Liverpool are unbeaten against English clubs in Europe in six matches since their 1-3 home defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final in April 2009. In all they have won eight of their 21 matches against domestic rivals in UEFA competition, drawing eight and losing five.
Istanbul is significant in the Reds' history; they came from 3-0 down to win the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan on penalties at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. They have yet to win a game outright in the city, their five visits having ended in three defeats and two draws.
Liverpool have won three, including against Chelsea in 2007, of their four penalty shoot-outs in Europe losing the most recent to Besiktas in 2015.
Liverpool's biggest win and loss away in Europe
17/10/2017 Maribor 0-7 Liverpool Champions League group stage
07/12/1966 Ajax 5-1 Liverpool European Cup 2nd round 1st leg
Jurgen Klopp’s managerial record against ChelseaWon 3Drawn 4Lost 2
Liverpool's last game
Friday 9 AugustPremier League Liverpool 4 Norwich City 1Team 4-3-3: Alisson (Adrian 39); Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson (c), Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino (Milner 86), Origi (Mane 74)Scorers: Hanley own goal 7, Salah 19, Van Dijk 28, Origi 42Attendance: 53,333
Games sinceA win: 0A draw: 1A defeat: 6
Liverpool’s seven match pre-season took them to the USA, Scotland, Switzerland and finally Wembley for the Community Shield. They won their first two at Tranmere and Bradford City, lost against Dortmund, Sevilla and Napoli, drew with Sporting Lisbon and beat Lyon. They lost the Community Shield to Manchester City on penalties.
Pre-season scorers: (18 in total including the Community Shield)Brewster 4 (1 pen), Origi 3, Milner 2 (1 pen), Wilson 2, Clyne 1, Duncan 1, Firmino 1, Jones 1, Matip 1, Wijnaldum 1, own goal 1.
Chelsea's summer transfers
INMateo Kovacic - Real Madrid
OUTSEden Hazard - Real MadridGary Cahill - released, now Crystal PalaceAlvaro Morata - Atletico MadridGonzalo Higuain - Juventus (loan return)Robert Green - retiredDavid Luiz - ArsenalOla Aina - TorinoTomas Kalas - Bristol CityEduardo - released, now BragaVictorien Angban - MetzMarcin Bulka - released, now PSGJoseph Colley - releasedBradley Collins - BarnsleyJay Dasilva - Bristol CityFankaty Dabo - released, now Coventry CityDaishawn Redan - Hertha BerlinKylian Hazard - Cercle BruggeKasey Palmer - Bristol CityTodd Kane - released, now QPRRenedi Masampu - releasedJosimar Quintero - released, now Espanyol BRuben Sammut - released, now SunderlandKyle Scott - released, now NewcastleMartell Taylor-Crossdale - released, now FulhamJared Thompson - released
LOANSAll for the complete season unless stated
PREMIER LEAGUEDanny Drinkwater - Burnley
CHAMPIONSHIPIzzy Brown - Luton TownTrevoh Chalobah - Huddersfield TownJake Clarke-Salter - Birmingham CityConor Gallagher - Charlton AthleticMatt Miazga - ReadingDujon Sterling - Wigan Athletic
LEAGUE ONERichard Nartey - Burton AlbionLuke McCormick - Shrewsbury TownJacob Maddox - Tranmere Rovers
SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIPNathan Baxter - Ross County
BUNDESLIGA (GERMANY)Ethan Ampadu - RB LeipzigLewis Baker - Fortuna Dusseldorf
SERIE A (ITALY)Mario Pasalic - Atalanta
EREDIVISIE (NETHERLANDS)Charly Musonda - Vitesse Arnhem
EERSTE DIVISIE (NETHERLANDS – LEVEL TWO)Ike Ugbo - Roda JC Kerkrade
SUPER LIG (TURKEY) Victor Moses - Fenerbahce
SERIE A (BRAZIL)Nathan Atletico - Mineiro (1 Jan 2020)
Liverpool summer transfers
Sepp van den Berg - PEC ZwolleHarvey Elliott - FulhamAdrian - Unattached
Alberto Moreno - VillarrealDaniel Sturridge - ReleasedConnor Randall - ReleasedAdam Bogdan - ReleasedSheyi Ojo - Rangers, loanRafael Camacho - Sporting LisbonMarko Grujic - Hertha Berlin, loanDanny Ings - SouthamptonAllan Rodrigues de Souza - Fluminense, loanKamil Grabara - Huddersfield, loanBen Woodburn - Oxford United, loanRhys Williams - Kidderminster, loanSimon Mignolet - Club BruggeTaiwo Awoniyi - Mainz, loanLiam Millar - Kilmarnock, loanHarry Wilson - Bournemouth, loanNathaniel Phillips - Stuttgart, loanGeorge Johnston - FeyenoordOvie Ejaria - Reading, loan
There are no suspensions. Any bookings will not be carried over to the Champions League, although red cards will.
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Club statistician Paul Dutton provides all the key facts and figures.