Five Quibbls That Will Determine Sunday’s FA Community Shield Match

Arsenal vs. Chelsea… Take Your Picks!

By Columnist Matt Lieberman

We are in the middle of the summer, and although the major leagues aren’t currently running, there is still a lot going on in the world of soccer.  The 2017 Football Association (FA) English Community Shield will take place in the form of a rivalry match — think North vs. West London — as Arsenal and Chelsea face each other on Sunday, August 6, at 9 AM ET. The Football Association Community Shield happens just once a year between the previous Premier League champions (Chelsea) and the winners of the FA Cup (Arsenal). Arsenal won the FA Cup back in May in a 2-1 win, while Chelsea clinched the Premier League title with a 1-0 win vs. West Bromwich. Quibbl asks you what you think will happen when these two historic clubs take the pitch to face each other to determine who are the true kings of London.


Who will win the FA Community Shield match between Arsenal and Chelsea?

In their last five matches — three Premier League games, one FA Cup game, and one friendly — Chelsea is 3-2-0, having pulled out a 3-1 win in their most recent Premier League fixture.  The match will take place at the world-famous Wembley Stadium in London.



How many goals will be scored in the FA Community Shield match between Arsenal and Chelsea?

With strong shooters on both sides, fans won’t be surprised if some goals make it past the keepers in this match. Arsenal could utilize Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, and new signing Alexandre Lacazette, whereas Chelsea could rely on Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, and Alvaro Morata.



How many goals will Chelsea let up in the FA Community Shield match?

Starting keeper Thibaut Courtois was in stellar form last Premier League season, recording 16 clean sheets in 36 appearances.  He had 29 wins and 4 losses as his side won the Premier League.  Now he is back with a vengeance after he let up an Aaron Ramsey winner, allowing Arsenal to take the FA Cup in May.  How many goals will he let up during Sunday’s match?



How many goals will Arsenal let up in the FA Community Shield match?

Whether it’s Petr Cech or David Ospina in net, the defending Premier League champions Chelsea will look to frequently fire at the goal. Chelsea scored 85 goals in last Premier League campaign, and they will hope to score even more when they participate in the FA Community Shield match at Wembley this Sunday.



Will a Chelsea midfielder put one in net?

Chelsea had an incredibly strong midfield attack last season, spearheaded by veteran legend Cesc Fabregas and superstar Eden Hazard.  Will one of Chelsea’s midfielders (Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Hazard, Kenedy, Musonda Jr., Pedro, Willian) put one past the Arsenal keeper?


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