2012 Community Shield: Chelsea Vs Manchester City Highlights, Team News, Predictions

Premier League title holders meet FA Cup winners in traditional curtain raiser.

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Team News

New Chelsea signing Marko Marin will miss the Community Shield against Manchester City on Sunday.

The summer signing from Werder Bremen has been suffering with a hamstring injury for several days and will sit out the curtain-raiser at Villa Park.

Chelsea have no other injury concerns for the match.

Gareth Barry and Micah Richards are ruled out of the Manchester City squad due to injury but Vincent Kompany is expected to recover from a calf injury.

Midfielder Barry, 31, has failed to recover from the hip injury that kept him out of Euro 2012.

He had a hernia operation last month and is hopeful of being fit for the start of the new Premier League season.
Defender Richards hurt his ankle in Great Britain’s Olympic quarter-final defeat by South Korea.
Kompany was forced to fly home from his club’s Far East tour with a calf complaint. (BBC Sport)

Kick Off: 13:30 BST
Location: Villa Park
Prediction: 2-1 Man City

Highlights of this match will be on site after the final whistle so make sure to check back to see how your side got on.

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