Willy Caballero will likely deputise for Courtois once again.
FODEN SHINESWith Kevin De Bruyne among several first-teamers rested after his World Cup exploits for third-place Belgium, the manager gave a start to young England prospect Foden, who responded with a performance well beyond his 18 years.
There were a number of standout performers for City this afternoon, with Aguero and Foden impressive, but Bernardo was the best player on the pitch throughout.
"Phil Foden will hopefully have a great season ahead because England lacked creativity, that little bit of imagination when you need to break a team down". Instead the 26-year-old will be an opposition player at Wembley, much to Guardiola's disappointment. "That is good. Him with Gabriel (Jesus), we have, in that position, good options".
These will include Eric Garcia, Cameron Humphreys, Douglas Luiz and Lukas Nmecha.
In its various guises, Chelsea have won just four of their 12 Community Shield games they've played and City's record of four wins from ten is only marginally better. The various England youth age groups have been tasting plenty of success on the global stage but so far only a handful of those exciting starlets have made the breakthrough in the Premier League.
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Brazilian-born Italian, Jorginho, a long-time target of Sunday's opponents, has followed Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea and it may not be long before the pair have Chelsea playing the sort of football that Pep Guardiola was gushing about before City took on Napoli in the Champions League a year ago. Two of the 2017 under-17 world champions are finally getting game time with their clubs and seized their opportunities at the national stadium.
Chelsea have signed just one player this summer who is likely to be directly involved in the first-team - that's Jorginho.
And Ferdinand believes their emergence is promising for English football. Looked for all the world to be a third City goal.
Whilst the Citizens seem raring to go for the new campaign - all singing from the same hymn sheet - there's plenty of work still to be done at Chelsea and Sarri needs the time to do so. He played a few games last season, and now he is more mature.
To watch a free live stream of the 2018 FA Community Shield match pitting Chelsea vs. Manchester City, use the stream provided by ESPN+, the online subscription sports network of the sports media giant ESPN. 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.