Date: 5th August 2018 at 12:16pm
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This afternoon, at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea take on Manchester City in the traditional curtain-raiser to a new season, the Community Shield.

However, with the recent World Cup having not long finished, both sides will be without key players.

Maurizio Sarri, looking to win his first piece of silverware with Chelsea, will be without Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, N’Golo Kante, Willian and Olivier Giroud, however, he does still have a strong squad to choose from.

This will be the second time, in recent years, Chelsea and Manchester City will have come face-to-face in the Community Shield, but the last occasion saw the fixture played at Villa Park with Wembley staging the Olympic Football Tournament and it ended with a Manchester City victory.

As is the norm, on Vital Chelsea, we’re running our famous Match Day Moments feature whereby we invite you to air your views on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to:

1 – The build-up to the fixture.

2 – The starting eleven as selected by Maurizio Sarri.

3 – The action as it happens at Wembley Stadium.

4 – Your thoughts in the immediate period between the final whistle sounding and the match report appearing on Vital Chelsea.

Will it be Chelsea smiling at 17:00 hours UK time today?

Chelsea line-up as below:

With Manchester City lining up:

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18 Replies to “Match Day Moments – Community Shield – Manchester City v Chelsea”

  • That City goal was too easy ….our defenders just backpedalling away & giving the City forwards too much space

    • Absolutely nothing, although he’s had no service today, still wouldn’t have him near the club, add Pedro & Luiz to the list.Defensively we are awful.

  • We need to get better and quickly. Don’t mean for this game as it doesn’t really matter, but the Prem does. Obviously Hazard and the Kantes will make a difference but they aren’t going to be ready next weekend. Willy don’t inspire confidence in me nor the defenders in front of him, Courtois will but common theme here, any of these guys might be sold by Thursday night. I got a feeling though that a big signing, a number 9 is incoming otherwise Morata’s shirt switch don’t make sense. Ledanoski anyone?

  • I honestly think that Sarri should let those players who want to leave go, better to build with players who want to play for you.

  • Defensively we were awful, technically naive, lethargic, no shape, no balance and at times all over the place. However, that only forms part of the problems we face this season.

  • Really fed up of highly paid footballers coming back off holiday, having a pre-season jolly & kick-about, and then playing like they are still on holiday. Disgraceful

  • @Muleya1 – what Sarri thinks doesn’t matter. He’s a complete lackey – a nobody, with no record, and no hint of actual managerial talent. He was brought in to be the opposite of Antonio Conte. We need to offload Abramovich. Then, one of the 2 things will happen – either we can go back to being a proper football team, without fans who think we’re Real Madrid Jr, or we’ll actually end up with an owner who builds a glorious football empire, instead of a mountain of authoritarian shit.

    • I’m with solid re the gulag aka CFC, however we can blame Rudy for both of today’s goals. Both times he let Aguero go and both times he scored: he was ball watching. apart from that i saw everybody not fit and a couple of yards behind citeh. we need a Fab with legs and for someone to show sarri How crap Luiz has been recently. he does not inspire me with confidence as i’m waiting for one of his inevitable brain farts

  • No fun-ball today, more like crap-ball. If that’s an example of Chelsea players enjoying themselves entertaining their supporters we’re in big trouble!! Not that we aren’t already.

  • “Fun-ball’ needs to be shoved up Sarri’s nicotine-stained arse. All I heard the Man City players talking about in their pre and post pressers, was ‘winning’. It’s the word of the day over there. If these pansies (our players) didn’t get enough “fun-ball” before they entered academy, then it’s time for them to find a new job…

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