Chelsea vs Manchester City Community Shield 2018

The 2018 FA Community Shield – which will be the 96th edition since the competition’s inception – is scheduled for August 5. The game commences at exactly 3 pm BST, or 10 am New York time in front of 90,000 fans inside the Wembley Stadium.

Manchester City and Chelsea look set to feature in the 2018/2019 season curtain raiser. Here is all you need to know ahead of the upcoming Community Shield encounter.

When is the 2018 FA Community Shield?

  • The 2018 FA Community Shield – which will be the 96th edition since the competition’s inception – is scheduled for August 5. The game commences at exactly 3 pm BST, or 10 am New York time in front of 90,000 fans inside the Wembley Stadium.

Which teams are playing in the 2018 Community Shield?

  • 2017/2018 Premier League champions Manchester City will take on winners of last season’s FA Cup Chelsea.

Who are the current holders of the Community Shield?

  • The 2017 FA Community Shield was won by Arsenal after defeating then-league winners Chelsea 4-1 on penalty shoot-outs. The Gunners, having conceded a Victor Moses goal in the 44th minute forced the game to be decided with spot-kicks via Sead Kolasinac’s 82nd-minute free-kick equalizer.Cahil scored Chelsea’s only goal from the penalty shoot-outs with the first kick before Arsenal pair Walcott and Nacho Monreal gave their side the lead. Both Thibaut Courtois and Alvaro Morata subsequently made errors of their respective attempts before Oxlade-Chamberlin and Olivier Giroud sealed victory for Arsene Wenger’s side.

 

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