Our prediction for this Community Shield match:
There will be fireworks when Leicester and Manchester face each other at Wembley Stadium in the Community Shield. The Foxes did well to keep hold of key attacker Jamie Vardy in the summer transfer window, with Salzburg striker Patson Daka and Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand joining the club. Christian Fuchs and Matty James, on the other hand, are no longer part of the team.
The Citizens are giving their best to sign Spurs superstar Harry Kane, but the deal has yet to be sealed. Jack Grealish, on the other hand, is on the verge of joining the Etihad Stadium outfit. Anyhow, share of spoils is on the cards as Man City could struggle up front without Kun Aguero, who joined Barcelona earlier this summer. James Justin is injured for the nominal hosts, while Pep Guardiola should have a full squad to choose from.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.