The winners of the Champions League and Europa League will face off in the season opener
The UEFA Super Cup will be an all-Premier League affair this week as Liverpool take on Chelsea in Turkey.
The showpiece match is the season opener for European competitions as the winners of the Champions League and Europa League face off.
Atletico Madrid are the reigning champions after beating Real in Tallinn last season but no Spanish team will be in it this year for only the second time since 2008.
The Premier League has not had a Super Cup champion since Liverpool beat CSKA Moscow in 2005 but that will change this week.
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UEFA Super Cup 2019: What teams are involved?
Chelsea take the Europa League spot after their emphatic 4-1 victory over Arsenal in late May.
The Blues ran riot in Baku, claiming the trophy thanks mainly to Eden Hazard’s double.
Frank Lampard’s side will now face Liverpool this week following their 2-0 win over Tottenham in the final of the Champions League in June.
Mo Salah and Divock Origi netted in Madrid to secure a sixth European title for the Reds.
It means that more football history in England has been created, with this week’s clash being the first time two English sides have battled it out for the UEFA Super Cup.
Uefa Super Cup 2019: When is it?
The UEFA Super Cup will be held on Wednesday, August 14.
It will kick-off at 8pm UK time.
Liverpool return to action on Saturday when they face Southampton away in the Premier League while Chelsea host Leicester on Sunday.
The two sides got off to contrasting starts in the top-flight this weekend with the Reds beating Norwich 4-1 and the Blues losing 4-0 at Manchester United.
Uefa Super Cup 2019: Where is it being held?
The Vodafone Park in Istanbul will play host to the match. The 41,188-seater stadium is home to Besiktas.
It is the first time the Super Cup has been held in Turkey.
The ground is not the venue where Liverpool completed their ‘Miracle of Istanbul’ in 2005.
The Reds came from three down to beat AC Milan in the Champions League final but that was held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium across the city.
UEFA Super Cup 2019: Is it on TV?
BT Sport 2 are showing the match live in the UK with their coverage getting under way at 7pm.
You will be able to live stream via the app on your computer, tablet and mobile device if you have a BT Sport package.
BT Sport already holds the rights to Champions League and Europa League matches in the UK.
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