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New players, new managers, new aspirations

…as new season English Premier League starts with Man City vs Chelsea in Community Shield

BY CHRISTOPHER SAWYERS
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Friday, August 03, 2018

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This Sunday, August 5, the annual curtain-raiser between the Premier League champions and the winners of the FA Cup kicks off the English Premier League Season. It will be last season's runaway winner Manchester City squaring off against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in the Community Shield, and JustBet previews this expected humdinger for football lovers.

Manchester City, who blew the competition away last season, head into the match against Chelsea and their new coach Maurizo Sarri, looking for their first silverware of the season. City won the Premier league in style last season, breaking the 100-point barrier, which saw them smashing in 106 goals in their 38 games. City last played in the Community Shield in 2014, but on that occasion they were soundly beaten 0-3 by Arsenal.

Chelsea lifted the FA Cup and are playing in their second-consecutive Community Shield, having been beaten on penalties by Arsenal last season. They earned their trip to Wembley by beating Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final, but that victory only papered over the cracks of a very disappointing season in which they finished fifth in the league — an astonishing 30 points behind winners Manchester City.

Having fired Antonio Conte in the off-season, Chelsea will be hoping new Italian coach Sarri can lead them to a change of fortune. However, Chelsea have failed to win any of their last four Community Shield matches they have played and that poor record looks set to be extended when they come face to face with the powerful Manchester City scoring machine. The last time both these teams met in this final, City prevailed 3-2 back in 2012, and Pep Guardiola seems to thrive on collecting silverware. When all is said and done, though, this game might lack the excitement that we have become accustomed to as preseason since both teams have been hampered by so many players returning late from the World Cup.

The betting tip! MANCHESTER CITY TO WIN.

The JustBet odds on the match are as follows:

Chelsea to win $3.65, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,650.

Manchester City to win $1.93, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $1,930.

Odds of a draw, $3.50, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,500.

Odds on the home team (Chelsea) winning the game 3-1 at full-time, $30.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $30,000.

Odds on the away team (Man City) winning the game 0-3, at full-time, $18.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $18,000.

Odds on the game drawing 2-2 at full-time, $13.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $13,000!!!

Bets can be placed at any of the over 100 JustBet locations islandwide. Persons can visit JustBetJA.comfor verification of odds, as all given odds are subject to change, plus a full array of betting options.

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