Chelsea vs Manchester City: Community Shield Starting XI Predictions, Match Preview

Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri

Brazilian-born Italian, Jorginho, a long-time target of Sunday's opponents, has followed Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea and it may not be long before the pair have Chelsea playing the sort of football that Pep Guardiola was gushing about before City took on Napoli in the Champions League past year. On Monday, ESPN+ will feature a highlight show recapping Sunday's match.

City travel to Arsenal a week after the Community Shield. Both teams have each won the shield four times and the victor on Sunday will become the sixth club to win the competition at least five times.

But in an intriguing insight into what drives him on, Guardiola, whose team face FA Cup winners Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday, has explained how it is the fear of losing, rather than the joy of winning, that motivates him.

Guardiola pledged to go for condition over quality as he looks to select a side capable of beating Chelsea and juggles the late return of many of his World Cup stars.

Having consistently lauded Sterling, his importance to his Manchester City team, and the player's potential to improve further still, it is scarcely in doubt that Guardiola would prefer to retain the services of the English global.

For Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas is a doubt with a minor knee injury.

And the Italian downplayed Hazard's concerns after Chelsea's most recent match with Guardiola's men, when the Belgian said he could have played for three hours and not touched the ball as a "false nine".

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Manchester City on the other hand last lifted the Community Shield in 2012, interestingly defeating Chelsea 3-2 in a fixture that was played at Villa Park.

"But deals are deals, agents are agents and players are players, so I don't know what is going to happen".

The Italian took over from compatriot Antonio Conte last month after almost wrestling the Serie A title from Juventus with old club Napoli last season.

"We didn't talk about this", Sarri said. "They have worked together for two years and we started two weeks and a half ago".

Manchester City have launched the 2018/19 away kit! "I stay here because I think we can improve, but to get more than 100 points - no". Maybe the starting 11 will be very near to the last match. Both sides have four victories apiece in the fixture.

"I want to win because it is important to have an immediate trophy".

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