UEFA SUPER CUP: Liverpool set to take on Chelsea in Istanbul

By Peter Mwaura

UEFA Champions League holders Liverpool are set to take on Europa league champions Chelsea in an all English teams UEFA super cup encounter at the Ataturk Olympic stadium in Istanbul turkey.

Chelsea will be keen to bounce back to winning ways after they lost their opening premier league encounter to Manchester United. Chelsea coach frank Lampard has hinted he will include midfielder maestro N’golo Kante and defender Antonio Rudiger to his bench despite their latest struggles with injuries.

This will be the first-ever all English Super Cup showpiece with Liverpool making their 6th appearance as Chelsea play for the 4th time.

For the first time, a female will officiate in a major men’s European match. Stephanie Frappart has been tasked with taking charge of the 10 pm encounter.