Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Wembley Stadium when Arsenal and Chelsea face each other in the 2017 Community Shield. The Blues won the 20116/2017 Premier League trophy without any difficulties, whilst Arsenal save the season with a 2-1 win over Antonio Conte’s men in the FA Cup final. Chelsea rolled over Arsenal (3-0) in pre-season and it remains to be seen if the Gunners are capable of getting their revenge on the Stamford Bridge outfit. A close encounter appears on the cards and, no doubt, there will be fireworks when the two local rivals meet in Sunday’s football match. Alexis Sanchez is likely to leave Arsenal before the transfer window closes and he is rated doubtful for the Community Shield clash. Chelsea are seen as favourites to win Sunday’s showdown and we predict that the Blues will give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend.
Highlighted Player (Alexandre Lacazette):
Alexandre Lacazette is a hometown boy of Lyon, a powerful striker who went through the youth ranks of the French side to become one of the most important players for Les Gones. The 25-year-old forward was also a member of all France national team selections becoming a European champion at the age of 19 by scoring the winner in the final against Spain. This goal gave him a reputation of a big game player, one he went on to uphold on various occasions at his club. Lacazette is a hard working forward an accomplished finisher of the ball able to score from different positions. The most prolific striker in his side and among the top ones in the Ligue 1, Alexandre Lacazette scored more than 20 league goals last two seasons on a trot. Constantly linked with a move away from Lyon, Alexandre Lacazette refuses to speak about anything other than his football and is leaving all the talk to the football pitch.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game. Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash. After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.