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What TV channel is Chelsea vs Man City on, live stream and team news

MAURIZIO Sarri has the chance to win a trophy in his first game as Chelsea manager, as the Blues take on Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield.

As Chelsea won last season’s FA Cup, they earned the right to take on record-breaking City at Wembley.

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Maurizio Sarri will be looking to improve on Chelsea’s fifth place Premier League finish last term.

What is the Community Shield?

The Community Shield, or Charity Shield traditionally, marks the start of the English football season.

Held the Sunday before the Premier League season start, the game sees the winners of the previous season’s league title (City) and FA Cup (Chelsea) play each other.

Arsenal won the Shield last season, defeating Chelsea 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

It was Arsene Wenger’s final trophy in North London.

What time is kick-off?

The game will be played on Sunday, August 5.

Wembley Stadium will host the match.

Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm. If the match is level after 90 minutes, extra-time is skipped and it goes straight to a penalty shootout.

Michael Oliver is scheduled to be the referee.

Which TV channel is Chelsea vs Man City on and can I live stream it?

The game is live on BT Sport 1, with coverage from Wembley starting at 2pm.

A TV package with a BT Sport subscription is necessary to view the game.

It will be on Sky channel 413.

Sunsport will be running a LIVE BLOG of the action, featuring live updates.

BBC1 will be showing a highlights package, at 10.30pm on Sunday evening.

What is the team news?

Sarri has already signed midfielder Jorginho from Napoli for £57million as the Blues look to improve on last season’s fifth place Premier League finish and secure a return to Champions League football for next season.

City have been adding strength and depth to their squad, with their marque signing being that of Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez for £60million.

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