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Community Shield Preview: Manchester City Vs Chelsea

August 10, 2012

Manchester City Vs Chelsea, Community Shield,

Manchester City, EPL 2011/2012 champions would play against Chelsea, FA Cup and Champions League winner for the Community Shield at Villa Park on 12 August. It is the first title of the season; hence both teams would go all out to win the shield, which has a great historical significance attached to it.

Though Manchester City had a great season last year, still it does not make them overall favourite for the shield. Chelsea, with their latest addition of players to their squad has made it  much stronger. Players such as Marin, Hazard and Oscar would be playing their biggest match of the season in Chelsea colours, if they are fielded in. On the other hand, Manchester City has not undergone great changes in their squad. They expect their last season squad to come up with a repeat performance this season too.

Manchester  have some attacking players in their lineup such as Tevez, Aguero, Johnson, Nasri etc, who needs to showcase their skills as they did last season. Will they? In the defense, it is going to be Lescott who needs to be at the top of his game, in order to stop the attacking force of Chelsea, who would pose serious challenge this season to many of their rivals. David Silva and Balotelli would be missed by City.

Community Shield 2012/2013

If one had to choose a favourite, Chelsea might have a slight edge by the way they finished last season after Boas was shown the exit doors by Abramovich, Chelsea owner. Di Matteo, who took over from AVB turned the fortunes around for Chelsea. He has been lucky for Chelsea and has brought the best out of some players such as Torres and and Lampard. In the latter stages last season he won two trophies, which made it impossible for the club to look elsewhere for the manager’s job.

Chelsea with their new signings has a rich blend of experience and youth to make this season count. Hence, when they play against Man City for the Community shield, their players such as Torres, Lampard, Hazard, Ramires needs to fire from all cylinders, else Man City has the much needed players to tear their team apart and break their confidence before the start of the all important EPL 2012/2013 season.

Players from both teams would be eager to start off in a winning note, so they can take the first major title of the season and add another trophy in their cabinet. The winner of the match would also be confident when they start their EPL 2012/2013 season.


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