Community Shield 2018: Chelsea vs Man City predictions, stats and betting tips


The Premier League champions' have signed another winger this summer in Mahrez, bought from Leicester City for £60million last month, but Guardiola is confident that the versatility of both players will allow both to feature if he wishes.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that his side have no momentum going into this weekend's Community Shield clash.

Chelsea did not have a great campaign last season and finished fifth on the Premier League table suffering a rather torrid title defense.

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is urging Raheem Sterling to sign his new contract.

Manchester City, on the other hand, are playing the Community Shield for the first time since 2014, when they were beaten 3-0 by Arsenal. "I think he's the best coach in the world, or one of the best for sure", Sarri added. He is with us and he is our goalie but I don't know what his future will be. Chelsea is always a big rival, with Antonio Conte before and with Maurizio too.

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The former Liverpool star was crucial in City's successful 2017-18 season, scoring an impressive 23 goals in 46 appearances from the wing. The squad, as it exists now, plays perfectly to Silva's strengths and ideas as a manager, but we already knew he could set a team out to attack and entertain.

"In the Champions League it's more unpredictable".

"So, I'm so satisfied - all my period here, even the first year - with the squad we have".

One of Chelsea's most consistent performers in Azpilicueta could not be overlooked, so he takes up the position at left-back despite largely featuring on the right side of defence - but he's that good he can cover nearly all positions across the back line.

There has been speculation in the past few weeks over a number of Chelsea's most high-profile players, with goalkeeper Courtois and midfielders Willian and Hazard all linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge.

"Yes, we were close, but in the end Jorginho chose to stay with Sarri", Guardiola said.