Arsenal vs Chelsea, Community Shield 2017: Match Preview (See Team Lists; Kick Off Time)

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What is it?
It’s the season’s traditional ‘curtain raiser’ as Premier League champions Chelsea face FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley.

When is it?
The game is on Sunday afternoon, before the final of the Women’s European Championships.

What time is kick-off?
The match gets under way at 2pm.

What TV channel is it on?
BT Sport 1 have live coverage from 1pm, or you can follow every kick on Telegraph Sport’s liveblog right here.

What is the team news?

Arsenal
Arsene Wenger is close to having a full compliment to choose from at Wembley, but doubts remain over Alexis Sanchez and Shkodran Mustafi after their Confederations Cup exertions. Wenger said Sanchez looked like he had never been away in his first few training sessions back in London, but he will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s game.

Francis Coquelin is a definite absentee after an ankle ligament injury, but Aaron Ramsey is expected to recover from a slight muscular scare to partner Granit Xhaka in central midfield. New signings Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac are expected to feature prominently.

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Chelsea
Last season’s star players Eden Hazard and Diego Costa are unavailable, with the Belgian playmaker recovering from a broken ankle and Costa exiled from the squad by Antonio Conte . Pedro is also a doubt meaning summer signing Alvaro Morata might start in a more withdrawn role behind Michy Batshuayi.

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi

Arsenal: Cech; Holding, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Chamberlain; Iwobi, Welbeck; Lacazette #AFC

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