The FA’s Community Shield, formerly known as the Charity Shield enters its 96th year on Sunday and as ever, the brand new season’s curtain-raiser features last seasons Premier League champions and the 2017/18 FA Cup winners.
Sunday 5 August 2018
Chelsea Vs. Manchester City
Kick off 3 pm BST
Live on TV within the UK on BT Sport
Referee – Jonathan Moss
Assistants – Adam Nunn and Eddie Smart
Fourth official – Paul Tierney
Reserve assistant referee – Dan Cook
The video assistant referee (VAR) will be in operation.
Stuart Attwell and Andrew Halliday MBE
Penalties will decide which teams collect the first trophy of the season should the score remain level after 90 minutes. In other words, there will be no extra time.
It was six years ago when Chelsea and Manchester City last played in the Community Shield. The match took place at Villa Park in front of 36,394 supporters and on that occasion City won 3-2 (City goals – Yaya, Tevez, and Nasri).
Referee – Jonathan Moss (season 2017/18)
The 47-year-old self-confessed Sunderland fan took charge of 35 domestic matches and in doing so brandished a total of 125 yellow and four red cards.
Based in Horsforth, West Yorkshire, Jon has been strutting his stuff in England’s top division since 2011. However, he has never made it as far as becoming a FIFA official.
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