#Community Shield: Chelsea vs Manchester City: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Manchester City will today afternoon clash with Chelsea in the Community Shield.

The Premier League champions are looking to push on from a record-breaking campaign last season, as they take on the Blues side under manager, Maurizio Sarri.

Pep Guardiola’s men head to the game following a 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich in their pre-season friendly game in the United States last weekend.

Guardiola has no new injuries worries in his squad ahead of this clash.

Goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo has started all three friendlies in the absence of regular first choice, Ederson, while young forward Lukas Nmecha has also been used heavily and will likely be given a chance to impress against Chelsea.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea have enjoyed a decent pre-season to date, seeing off Perth Glory 1-0 in Australia before returning to Europe and playing out a 1-1 draw with Inter Milan.

The Blues head to the match following a 1-1 draw with Arsenal in midweek, before losing on penalties.

With Willian and Hazard still absent, Callum Hudson-Odoi has taken full advantage and was once again Chelsea’s star performer against Arsenal in midweek, which should mean the youngster retaining his place alongside Pedro and Alvaro Morata.

Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen are favourites to start as the Blues’ centre-back duo next season, though David Luiz and breakthrough star, Ethan Ampadu remain options for this match.

Goalkeeper, Willy Caballero looked shaky at some point against the Gunners, whereas youngster Marcin Bulka produced two big saves in his 12 minutes on the field and may well retain the jersey ahead of Courtois’ imminent return.

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Manchester City’s potential starting XI: Bravo; Bolton, Denayer, Laporte, Zinchenko; Foden, Brahim Diaz, Gomes; B.Silva, Nmecha, Sane

Chelsea’s potential starting XI: Bulka; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Fabregas, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Morata, Hudson-Odoi

The kick off time for the match is 3pm.

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