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STAR PREVIEW: The Community Shield

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]egatissimo completed a Glorious week on the tipping front when winning the Nassau Stakes on the final day of Goodwood yesterday.

It was a comfortable success and she gained compensation for two short head defeats in Group 1 company.

The biggest challenge today ????

Picking the winner of Chelsea v Arsenal… NO

Picking a winner at Galway… NO

Picking a winner anywhere… NO

The challenge is writing about the Community Shield without using those that clichéd word ‘curtain-raiser’.

I’ve decided it cannot be done so here goes…..

Star Sports report nothing between Chelsea and Arsenal ahead of the CURTAIN-RAISER to the new season in the Community Shield at Wembley this afternoon (3pm).

Both teams are priced at 17/10 for the win with the draw at 12/5.

The last time the sides met – at the Emirates in April it was a 0-0 draw but with (relatively) little at stake it’s likely to produce goals as both teams attempt to get off the blocks flying and make a point.

The key team news is:

  • Cech makes debut against old club
  • Sanchez out through injury; Giroud on bench
  • Remy starts ahead of injured Costa
  • New signings Falcao & Begovic on bench

Both managers have done their level best to inject some needle into the game and it is likely we will see a fairly high octane start.

CHELSEA v ARSENAL
FA Community Shield
3pm LIVE ON BT SPORT

HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Apr 2015 Premier Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea
Oct 2014 Premier Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
Mar 2014 Premier Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal
Dec 2013 Premier Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea
Oct 2013 Capital One Cup Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea
Jan 2013 Premier Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
Sep 2012 Premier Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
Apr 2012 Premier Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea
Oct 2011 Premier Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal
Dec 2010 Premier Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea

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