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country flag Community Shield Round Final
Sat 07 August 2021 17:15
Referee
Paul Tierney
Weather at KO
weather icon Possible Light Rain  19oC | Precip: 27% (0.01 in) | Wind 10.3 mph
Travel Info Leicester City
2 hours coach
Distance
150 KM
Venue
Limited Fans, Neutral
Travel Info Manchester City
1 hour plane
Distance
260 KM

Leicester City

Last updated: Sat 07 August 2021 10:32
In Brief

This is a big game for Leicester, since they reach it so rarely. Goalkeepers Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Ward might not be ready after their late holidays. Missing the injured Timothy Castagne, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans and James Justin.

Looking Back

These teams are here because of the trophies they won last season, with Manchester City the Premier League champions and Leicester City the FA Cup winners.

City have been in five Community Shield games out of the past 10, winning three of then. Meanwhile, Leicester have only been in this fixture once this century, a 2-1 loss to Manchester United in 2016.

Looking Ahead

Problem in goals, as Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Ward were back late for pre-season training due to Euro 2020 and Daniel Iversen has just left. So, Eldin Jakupovic could start.

Problems at right-back as James Justin and Timothy Castagne are still out. Ricardo Pereira can come in.

Starting centre-backs Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evans are out injured. Caglar Soyuncu and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi Chould be the duo.

Manchester City

Last updated: Sat 07 August 2021 10:32
In Brief

Still missing many players who were away with their countries over the summer. That includes Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling, who should make the bench at most. Ederson will also be missing from goal. Just signed Jack Grealish and he could feature.

Looking Back

These teams are here because of the trophies they won last season, with Manchester City the Premier League champions and Leicester City the FA Cup winners.

City have been in five Community Shield games out of the past 10, winning three of then. Meanwhile, Leicester have only been in this fixture once this century, a 2-1 loss to Manchester United in 2016.

Looking Ahead

Many members of Manchester City's squad were away with their countries this summer. Even if they're back in training, this means that Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling should all only make the bench.

In goals, Ederson won't be available yet after his Copa America, so Zack Steffen should start.

This should be a team filled with many youngsters who have been doing well in pre-season, such as Thomes Doyle and Cole Palmer.

Fernandinho has been starting most pre-season matches in defensive midfield and is expected to start there again, instead of Rodri.

Manchester City just signed Jack Grealish and he might even be able to make his debut in this game. If he does, it would likely be off the bench.

Manager Comments

Pep Guardiola specifically spoke about Phil Foden and about how he's likely to still be left out for rest for this one. The other rotations he'll make remain vague.

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Manchester City

Last updated: Sat 07 August 2021 10:32
In Brief

Still missing many players who were away with their countries over the summer. That includes Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling, who should make the bench at most. Ederson will also be missing from goal. Just signed Jack Grealish and he could feature.

Looking Back

These teams are here because of the trophies they won last season, with Manchester City the Premier League champions and Leicester City the FA Cup winners.

City have been in five Community Shield games out of the past 10, winning three of then. Meanwhile, Leicester have only been in this fixture once this century, a 2-1 loss to Manchester United in 2016.

Looking Ahead

Many members of Manchester City's squad were away with their countries this summer. Even if they're back in training, this means that Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling should all only make the bench.

In goals, Ederson won't be available yet after his Copa America, so Zack Steffen should start.

This should be a team filled with many youngsters who have been doing well in pre-season, such as Thomes Doyle and Cole Palmer.

Fernandinho has been starting most pre-season matches in defensive midfield and is expected to start there again, instead of Rodri.

Manchester City just signed Jack Grealish and he might even be able to make his debut in this game. If he does, it would likely be off the bench.

Manager Comments

Pep Guardiola specifically spoke about Phil Foden and about how he's likely to still be left out for rest for this one. The other rotations he'll make remain vague.

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Round Final
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