Today will be the third time that Arsenal and Chelsea have met at the season curtain raiser, the Community Shield. Head-to-head both London sides have one win apiece in this fixture, so today will see one of the two break their shield deadlock at Wembley, with kick off at 2pm BST.
Arsenal will come up against Chelsea once again this summer with the two meeting around two weeks ago while on preseason, Antonio Conte’s side coming out on top 3-0, but now the pressure is on both clubs; with both looking to end their preparations on a high with the league season kicking off next weekend.
It was arguably Arsenal’s 3-0 demolition of Chelsea last September that was credited as the catalyst for the Blues to reform and ultimately go on a march to becoming Premier League champions. More recently in competitive fixtures was Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup victory in May over Chelsea at Wembley, so it’s only fitting the two sides that lifted the biggest domestic silverware go head-to-head today once again.
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