Pep Guardiola: Bernardo Silva produced a 'masterpiece' at Wembley

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Chelsea have officially revealed their starting line-up and substitutes to lock horns with Pep Guardiola's Manchester City for the first piece of silverware of the season in the shape of the Community Shield. It should've been 2-0 within five minutes of the restart as Aguero got in behind only to see his attempt to around Caballero thwarted by his global team-mate.

Other than missing out on the aforementioned Jorginho signature (arguably understandable now given the managerial switch at Stamford Bridge), Manchester City aren't experiencing anywhere near the level of transfer turmoil of their rivals.

Click through the gallery above to see pictures of City lifting the Community Shield on Sunday.

It took Guardiola a year for his tactics to start working at City.

"In the second half there was a big difference between us and City from the physical point of view, so we have to work", he said.

An FA Community Shield Preview show will be available on ESPN+ later, looking back at the campaigns of both clubs last season, and features a one-on-one interview with Chelsea's new manager, Maurizio Sarri. "We can see there are some issues we need to resolve, but I believe we have a squad that can challenge for trophies this season at this moment".

Although Conte won the FA Cup at Wembley in May, he paid the price for Chelsea's slump from league winners to fifth place, leaving the 2012 Champions League winners out of Europe's elite competition this year. Aguero scores - The opener goes the way of the Premier League champions. The striker was fit for the World Cup, but Argentina was eliminated in the round of 16, ensuring he left Russian Federation two weeks before the tournament ended.

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"There is no doubt we want him". Stones, in particular, was instrumental in the build-up to the second goal.

City made a positive start, Leroy Sane firing wide after good work by Bernard Mendy down the left, while new signing Riyad Mahrez smacked a free kick into the wall following a foul on Bernardo Silva.

Although England missed out on World Cup glory in Russian Federation _ losing in the semifinals to Croatia _ the country still did win a World Cup in the past year. That is to be expected, given the fact they have the advantage of two more years' practice honing their style than this Chelsea team.

Aguero then set up Foden, whose low drive was stopped by the Chelsea keeper, but with 58 minutes gone Aguero put City 2-0 up.

Though the clash was mainly about fitness and preparation ahead of the new season, Guardiola will have been hugely encouraged by the performance of his players.

Resolving the managerial situation hasn't ended uncertainty around Chelsea.

Chelsea's eagerness to halt Real Madrid's efforts to sign Hazard may lead to him being offered the chance to become club Blues captain, yet persuading Courtois and Willian to stay will be a tough task. "He did it really well, in time he will be a football player for us for a long time". Pep said of Sarri. "I spoke about positions but no specifics - no names - so I don't know". "I don't have any answer to the agent".

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