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Chelsea vs Manchester City FA Community Shield 2018
Both Manchester City and Chelsea will hope to begin their 2018-19 seasons as 2017-18 ended: with a trophy. Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions face Maurizio Sarri’s FA Cup winners in the FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
The great blue powerhouses of the Premier League will collide in London as Sarri seeks to land an immediate blow against the champions of England and send a statement to the rest of his new peers.
Guardiola’s Citizens ran rampant en route to the league crown last term, while Chelsea clinched the FA Cup. That triumph came under Antonio Conte, but Chelsea’s stars will look to ensure their new Italian chief isn’t waiting long for his first trophy in south-west London.
City have the advantage of knowing this will be their final fixture before the season gets officially under way. Chelsea, however, face one more 2018 International Champions Cup clash against Lyon on Tuesday, four days before their campaign begins
Date: Sunday, August 5
Time: 3 p.m. BST/10 a.m. ET
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
TV Info: BT Sport 1 (UK)
Chelsea lost last year’s Community Shield to Arsenal on penalties after drawing 1-1 in normal time, a win that would have given them a fifth win in English football’s traditional curtain-raiser—and one more than City have managed.
The two teams are level with four Community Shied wins apiece, a fitting balance considering Sarri’s changes at Chelsea have led to comparisons with Guardiola’s City. And one can see why considering the Catalan has previously lauded the former Napoli tactician, as Eurosport UK highlighted:
Conte’s approach to football was seen as somewhat restrictive by some. So-called Sarriball is a far more engaging philosophy for the neutral, and Sunday’s encounter could be an early preview of one title-race scenario that could develop this season.
It would be a wild improvement for Chelsea after last year’s run to fifth in the Premier League, and Sarri has spoken glowingly of the competition in England, per journalist Kristof Terreur: