The Community Shield clash is between the previous seasons Premier League Champions and the FA Cup winners. This time, it's rivals Chelsea and Arsenal respectively. Arsenal and Chelsea meet again at Wembley on Sunday in English football’s traditional curtain-raiser.


The match is a clash between the Premier League champions and the FA Cup winners, while it takes place less than three months after the Gunners beat Chelsea at the same ground 2-1 in the FA Cup final; their third Cup triumph in four seasons.

The two sides also met in Bird’s Nest stadium in China a fortnight ago where the Blues comfortably won 3-0, albeit in a pre-season friendly.

These London rivals have met twice previously in the Community Shield. Chelsea were 2-1 winners in 2005, while Arsenal defeated Chelsea 1-0 in 2015 thanks to a screamer from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

It’s worth pointing out that Arsenal have won all of their last eight matches at Wembley.

While not exactly a Cup final, the Community Shield is not a match that either will want to lose. Chelsea have gone on to win the league title in both the seasons in which they lifted the trophy.

Team News-

Arsene Wenger has stuck to a back three for most of the summer and is expected to continue with his new system on Sunday.

Recently returned from an extended break, Alexis Sanchez is in line to compete in the Wembley showpiece. Wenger will likely include him and Shkodran Mustafi in the matchday squad.

Pedro suffered multiple face fractures in the recent meeting with Arsenal and is a doubt.

Eden Hazard and new signing Tiemoue Bakayoko will both miss the start of the season with respective ankle and knee injuries.

- @SportsChris Online

Come 2pm today, what outcomes do you predict?


(4 Likes)   9jaguy, eMade, J0E, Jegz liked this topic.
Another clash 0f giants. I predict an Arsenal win.

Arsenal 3-2 Chelsea
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Re: Community Shield: Arsenal face Chelsea 2pm today at Wemb

#3 by Jegz (m) from Naija » August 6th, 2017, 12:58 pm
Arsenal, please win this. It's a much needed trophy. :mrgreen:
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Arsenal win Community Shield trophy, again. Beat Chelsea.
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Re: Community Shield: Arsenal face Chelsea 2pm today at Wemb

#5 by 9jaguy (m) from lagos » August 12th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Am happy arsenal won Chelsea back to back. :t'g:


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