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Match facts: Chelsea v Atlético

Published: Tuesday 28 August 2012, 2.41CET
Match facts: Chelsea v Atlético
Fernando Torres and Eden Hazard were on target for Chelsea on Saturday ©Getty Images
 
Published: Tuesday 28 August 2012, 2.41CET

Match facts: Chelsea v Atlético

Chelsea

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• Chelsea's only previous UEFA Super Cup appearance was the 1-0 defeat of Real Madrid CF in 1998.

• John Terry is suspended following his red card in last season's UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg at FC Barcelona. The Chelsea captain was also banned for May's final defeat of FC Bayern München.

Latest domestic information
• Chelsea lost 3-2 to Premier League champions Manchester City FC in the FA Community Shield on 12 August.

• For the third time in the past four seasons the Blues have opened their league campaign with three successive wins, the most recent a 2-0 win at home to Newcastle United FC on Saturday.

• Eden Hazard has scored once, claimed three assists and won two penalties in Chelsea's three league games this season.

• On 13 June Roberto Di Matteo, who had been in interim charge since the dismissal of André Villas-Boas on 4 March, signed a two-year deal as Chelsea's permanent manager.

Injury news
• Marko Marin has not featured since suffering a hamstring injury in early August; David Luiz returned from a knee injury to face Newcastle United FC on 25 August.

Summer transfers
In
Eden Hazard (LOSC Lille)
Marko Marin (SV Werder Bremen)
Oscar (SC Internacional)  
César Azpilicueta (Olympique de Marseille)
Victor Moses (Wigan Athletic FC)

Out
Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua FC)
Salomon Kalou (LOSC Lille)
José Bosingwa (Queens Park Rangers FC)
Thibaut Courtois (Club Atlético de Madrid, loan)
Kevin De Bruyne (SV Werder Bremen, loan)
Romelu Lukaku (West Bromwich Albion FC, loan)
Josh McEachran (Middlesbrough FC, loan)

Miscellaneous
• Oscar was in the Brazil squad that took a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London. Daniel Sturridge and Ryan Bertrand played for Great Britain and César Azpilicueta was in action for Spain.

• Bertrand made his senior international debut in England's friendly against Italy on 15 August.

• Juan Mata and Fernando Torres came off the bench to score in Spain's UEFA EURO 2012 final victory against Italy on 1 July, the latter becoming the first player to find the net in two UEFA European Championship finals.

• Petr Čech signed a new four-year contract in May.

Atlético

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• Atlético beat FC Internazionale Milano in their only previous UEFA Super Cup appearance in 2010.

• Tiago is suspended following his red card in last season's UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg against Valencia CF. He was also banned for May's final defeat of Athletic Club.

Latest domestic information
• Atlético have claimed four points in two Liga outings this term, following up an opening day draw at Levante UD with Monday's 4-0 victory at home to Athletic.

• Falcao, who scored 36 goals in 50 games for Atlético last season, struck a hat-trick against Athletic.

• Summer signings Cristian Rodríguez and Cata Díaz made their competitive debuts for Atlético against Levante, as did Abdelkader Oueslati and 17-year-old Óliver Torres.

Injury news
• Juanfran (knee), Filipe Luis (adductors) and Diego Costa (ankle, knee) featured against Athletic after missing the Levante game with knocks.

• Kader suffered a broken collarbone in training on 19 August after colliding with Rodríguez.

Summer transfers
In
Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea FC, loan)
Cristian Rodríguez (FC Porto)
Cata Díaz (Getafe CF)
Emre Belözoğlu (Fenerbahçe SK)
Domingo Cisma (Real Racing Club)

Out
Antonio López (RCD Mallorca)
Luis Perea (Cruz Azul FC)
Álvaro Domínguez (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach)
Paulo Assunçao (São Paulo FC)
Pizzi (RC Deportivo La Coruña)
Fran Mérida (Hércules CF)
Rubén Pérez (Real Betis Balompié)
Salvio (SL Benfica)
Rúben Micael (SC Braga)
Diego (VfL Wolfsburg, loan expired)

Miscellaneous
• Following the departure of long-standing club captain Antonio López, Gabi was named Atlético skipper.

• Juanfran won his first cap in May and was an unused member of Spain's UEFA EURO 2012-winning squad.

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