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:
Here is the Blues' starting 11! ????
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 5, 2018
With Manchester City lining up:
CITY XI | Bravo, Walker, Stones, Aguero, Laporte, Sane, Bernardo, Mendy, Fernandinho (c), Mahrez, Foden
SUBS | Ederson, Kompany, Gundogan, Otamendi, Jesus, Diaz, Gomes pic.twitter.com/SQvs5apXFI
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 5, 2018