Three weeks after the 2018 World Cup finished, Man City Beats Chelsea 2-0 To Collect the Community Shield
Sergio Aguero scored twice – one in each half – to secure the Community Shield as FA Cup holder Chelsea was thrashed on Sunday in the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season.
While it has been a summer of continuity at City after a record 100-point Premier League haul, the Blues has gone through more commotion in recent weeks.
Maurizio Sarri has had only a couple of weeks to work on his new Chelsea squad after the long-drawn-out firing of Antonio Conte.
Although Conte won the FA Cup at Wembley in May, the Italian paid the price for the Blues' slump from league champions to fifth place, leaving the west London club out of the Champions League.
Resolving the managerial situation hasn't ended uncertainty around Chelsea.
Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and midfielder Eden Hazard are still on their breaks after helping their country to finish third at the 2018 World Cup.
It's uncertain if they will play for the Blues again, with the pair linked with moves to Real Madrid.
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