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Chelsea vs Manchester City, Community Shield

05 August, 2018, 14:42 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea are looking to win the Community Shield for the first time since 2009, when they beat Manchester United 4-1 on penalties. Both teams have each won the shield four times and the victor on Sunday will become the sixth club to win the competition at least five times.

In spite of missing key players here is how Chelsea could line up against Manchester City.

"I think always a player's dream is to play the World Cup because it is the most fascinating tournament every four years, the most fascinating, attractive and exciting tournament in the world", he said.

City kick off their season against Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday when Guardiola will be without many of his first team, who have only just returned following the World Cup. There'll be times to back City with confidence going forward this season but this doesn't look like one of them. The other two players likely to feature in midfield would be Cesc Fabregas and former Everton midfielder Ross Barkley.

With no N'Golo Kante, Chelsea's new signing, Jorginho, will have a very important role to play by dictate the game and trying to cover up spaces and spray passes all around the pitch.

Jorginho will pull on a Chelsea shirt for the first time in England and he will be hoping to show Pep Guardiola and the City fans exactly what they have missed out on.

"We talked only about 'can I arrive on Monday instead of Sunday?' At this moment there is no problem for Hazard".

"I said before, I want players who want to come here". "I will learn a lot to see his team every weekend".

"I'm sure he'll be coming back with the upmost confidence having won the World Cup and played a very important role in doing that".

Sarri, who has not won a trophy in his career, said: "The match for us is very hard for one reason: they have worked all together for two years".

One of Chelsea's most consistent performers in Azpilicueta could not be overlooked, so he takes up the position at left-back despite largely featuring on the right side of defence - but he's that good he can cover nearly all positions across the back line.

City face Arsenal away on August 12 in a high-profile start to their Premier League title defence while Chelsea have an away trip to Huddersfield the previous day.

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