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The 17-year-old has impressed new head coach Maurizio Sarri in pre-season and earned a place in Chelsea's starting XI for the Community Shield against Manchester City.

While it has been a summer of continuity at City after a record 100-point Premier League haul, Chelsea has gone through more turmoil in recent weeks.

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Influential talisman and ex-Chelsea player, Kevin de Bruyne, will not figure in midfield so soon after his return from the World Cup and the inexperienced Lukas Nmecha may well be given at least some time up front. Like Maurizio Sarri, he would have also realized the immensity of encountering the defending champions.

But the six players whose national teams reached the semifinals - France's N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, Belgium's Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard, and England's Gary Cahill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek - were still absent in the final week before the Premier League resumes.

The big-name players who are available though, are Leroy Sane, Benjamin Mendy, Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva, Claudio Bravo and record signing Riyad Mahrez, all of whom should feature against Chelsea.

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.

Danny Drinkwater - 5 - Didn't make much of impact on the game.

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.

Whatever their fitness issues, City looked slick in the sweltering London sunshine as they ran Chelsea ragged. Aguero scores - The opener goes the way of the Premier League champions. Couldn't deal with the runs of Aguero. Another player who has returned from holidays is Willian, although the Brazilian is unlikely to be fit enough to start on Sunday. His touch was too strong, though, and Caballero comes off his line to smother. Bravo completely misjudges the bounce of a long ball over the top, very almost allowing Morata through on goal. Big, big chance for Aguero! Playing in those conditions, with a short time for training.

58' - GOAL! Chelsea 0-2 City.

Match victor Sergio Aguero sprays champagne after Manchester City's Community Shield victory.



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