FA Community Shield 2018 odds
Who wins the FA Community Shield 2018?
FA Community Shield 2018
Chelsea vs Manchester City
The 2018 FA Community Shield will be the 96th FA Community Shield. It is an annual football match played between the title holders of the Premier League and FA Cup. The Premier League 2017/18 title holder Manchester City will take on the FA Cup 2017/18 title holder Chelsea in the FA Community Shield 2018. The match will take place on the 5th of August, 2018 at Wembley Stadium. Both Man. City and Chelsea have won the FA Community Shield four times before and will be looking for their fifth. The last time Man. City won it was in 2012 and Chelsea won their last Community Shield in 2009.
Pep Guardiola will be looking forward to his first FA Community Shield in August and try to start the season in a positive way. Man. City has been very dominating in last year's Premier League campaign and won the trophy with quite a few matches remaining. They beat Chelsea both times they faced each other last season. In both home and away Manchester City won the match 1-0. Guardiola has been very busy in the transfer market this summer and already made a few moves on some big names with the mission to strengthen his team.
On the other hand, Chelsea played in the FA Community Shield last season against Arsenal but lost the match on tie-breaker. According to rumors, Antonio Conte will be replaced by Laurent Blanc or Luis Enrique or Sarri as the Chelsea manager. Chelsea lost both matches in the Premier League last season against Guardiola’s Man. City under Conte but they did win both matches in the season before last. Chelsea possibly will have a new manager for the upcoming season and the FA Community Shield will be an interesting match as it will be the first official game of the season. Unlike Manchester City, Chelsea has not made any progress in the transfer market yet.
The match will be a repeat of the FA Community Shield 2012. That year, Man. City won the league and Chelsea won the FA Cup just like this year. Manchester City was the club to come out victorious in that occasion. They won the match 3-2 after Chelsea was down to 10-men. Ivanovic suffered a red card on 42nd minute of the game when Chelsea was leading 1-0. Chelsea will be looking to take their revenge in this year’s FA Community Shield.
Chelsea vs Manchester City:
(Overall Head-to-head records)
Chelsea wins: 66
Manchester City wins: 54