Aguero hits 200th City goal in Wembley stroll past Chelsea

Community Shield penalty shootout rules Why is ABBA system in use at Chelsea vs Man City

Community Shield penalty shootout rules Why is ABBA system in use at Chelsea vs Man City

Pep Guardiola's men reached the Wembley fixture following their record breaking Premier League-winning campaign, although they have had a tough time during pre-season with several big-name players missing.

It would be foolish to think that Foden is going to be a regular in the starting eleven but he is now a genuine option for the Manager, whether that be off the bench or from the start when the likes of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne are in need of a rest.

Man of the match Aguero added a second from a Bernardo Silva pass after the interval but missed three clear chances, twice shooting wide and then foiled by a fine Willy Caballero save.

Guardiola has talked of bringing in one more player before the window closes, but Foden showed against Chelsea that he is a genuine option for the first team squad this season.

"No. He can play left, right and down the middle. That is good. Him with Gabriel [Jesus] in that position we are in a good position".

These will include Eric Garcia, Cameron Humphreys, Douglas Luiz and Lukas Nmecha.

Arsenal hoisted the 2017 FA Community Shield trophy, the FA recounted, defeating Chelsea in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regular time.

City have made just one major acquisition so far this summer, with Riyad Mahrez joining from Leicester, but nonetheless Guardiola's side look in excellent shape as they aim to retain the Premier League title.

City boss Pep Guardiola believes Foden is now mature enough to cope with the demands of the Premier League and, having already labelled him a "gift" to the club, the Spaniard gave him a start against Chelsea.

"I spoke with the club about the market but only one time, no more".

A midfield marvel set to be unleashed.

The Community Shield has been contested by the FA Cup winners and the League Champions since 1974 and the FA Cup winners are on a run of four straight victories.

Against a weakened Manchester City side, Jorginho has a relatively easier initiation into English football. It has been a pre-season interrupted by the World Cup for City, who had more players in Russian Federation than any other club, but none of the sharpness was missing in the victory over Chelsea. It may be early days but the ramifications of holding onto Antonio Conte while negotiations with Napoli over Maurizio Sarri rumbled on were there to see on the Wembley pitch yesterday. Looked for all the world to be a third City goal. Looks like he could be a useful member of Sarri's Chelsea.

Sarri describes Guardiola as the best coach in the world and a friend. It should've been 2-0 within five minutes of the restart as Aguero got in behind only to see his attempt to around Caballero thwarted by his worldwide team-mate.

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