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Hello, and welcome to Nigerianeye's live coverage of the Community Shield between Chelsea and Arsenal.


For the fourth time in 2017, the two London rivals go head to head with a Premier League fixture and the FA Cup final between followed by a pre-season game in Beijing.

League champions Chelsea have emerged victorious in two of the three games, but Arsenal booked their place at Wembley Stadium by triumphing in the FA Cup in May.

Chelsea are looking to lift the shield for the fifth time, while Arsenal will move level with Liverpool on 15 wins if they can earn another success over the Blues in North London.















13 min BOOKING! Azpilicueta loses possession to Welbeck and it leads to the defender having to pull the shirt of the striker to halt his run. Easy decision for the referee.

12 min The Gunners are continuing to have the better of the opening stages. They are much sharper than the Premier League champions, who look all over the place at the back. It's following a similar pattern to that of the FA Cup final.

8 min CHANCE! Arsenal have come out of the traps quickly. A brilliant pass from Xhaka finds the run of Welbeck but his header is weak and straight at Courtois.

7 min Iwobi is only in the team due to the absence of Ozil and Sanchez but he has already made an impression. He just glided past Luiz before pulling the ball back for a teammate but Chelsea somehow avoid conceding an early goal.

6 min Chelsea are looking to try to turn both Mertesacker and Monreal in order to exploit their lack of pace. Cech's starting point in his own penalty area is making it difficult for passes to be successful, however.

3 min It's been a bright start from both sides. A long ball from Luiz almost caught out the Arsenal defence but once the Gunners regained possession, they attacked directly and put their opponents under pressure.

1 min After a period of silence for the families affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we are underway at Wembley.



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