The Community Shield Final Brings The London Derby to Wembley

Published August 2, 2015 by Florin P

The Community Shield Final Brings The London Derby to Wembley

Chelsea takes on Arsenal in the Community Shield Final (15:00 UK Time).

The best teams in London will square off for the 163rd time and on this occasion they will be competing for the Community Shield Trophy. Chelsea won the Premier League with relative ease and after a torrid summer marked by expensive acquisitions and controversial transfers, they will try to replicate that performance. Perennial runners-up, Arsenal will make another bid at winning the domestic championship after retaining all their key players during the season break.

Everything on the Line at Wembley Stadium

Mourinho is widely regarded as one of the best football managers in the world and for a good reason. He is more than a competent coach and knows when to back off from a fight and when to put everything he has on the line. He chose to rest key players in the FA Cup, as he needed his best players fit for potentially decisive Premier League and Champions League fixtures.

Chelsea was eliminated from the FA Cup, a competition that Arsenal eventually won after hammering Aston Villa. The Blues went on to win the Premier League, so the sacrifice was worth it but this Sunday Mourinho has no reason to hold back. He got the chance to test his players against the best teams in the world and this is the time to test his heavy guns in an official match.

Chelsea Hopes for another Clean Sheet

The Blues are the dominant team in the series, winning three times in five consecutive games and they managed to keep a clean sheet in all those fixtures. This is not a small achievement, given Arsenal’s offensive lineup and Chelsea is quite capable of extending the streak. Bet365 Sports regards them as narrow favorites and offers odds of 7/5, slightly lower than the 9/5 value proposed for an Arsenal triumph in regulation time.

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