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Stuart Dalgleish 28th Jul 2015 - 11:47

Community Shield Opta Facts - 2 August

Chelsea v Arsenal


  • The FA Cup winners have only won one of the last five Community Shield matches, though this was Arsenal in last year's game.
  • The last two times Chelsea have won the Community Shield, they've gone on to win the title (2005 and 2009).
  • These sides have met once previously in the Community Shield, Chelsea winning 2-1 in 2005 - Cesc Fabregas scored Arsenal's goal that day.
  • This will be the Gunners' 21st appearance in the Community Shield. They've won it outright 12 times, losing seven (twice on penalties) and shared it once.
  • Chelsea meanwhile will be making their 11th appearance in the event. They've won it four times (once on penalties), losing the other six (twice via penalty shootout).
  • The last five Community Shield games have produced a total of 19 goals.
  • The last time a side that won the Community Shield went on to win the league title was in 2010 (Man United).
  • The last two red cards shown in the Community Shield match have been to Chelsea and Arsenal - Branislav Ivanovic for the Blues in 2012 and Francis Jeffers for Arsenal in 2003.
  • Five of the seven Community Shield matches to go to penalties have involved either Arsenal (2) or Chelsea (3).
  • Arsene Wenger has never beaten Jose Mourinho in 13 attempts (D6 L7).
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight meetings with Arsenal (W5 D3).
  • The Gunners have gone 482 minutes without a goal against Chelsea.
  • Arsenal have won their last four games at the new Wembley, after failing to win any of the first three (D1 L2). They did beat Wigan on penalties in that drawn result, however.
  • Neither side has failed to score in games at the Wembley Stadium (Arsenal - 7 games, Chelsea - 13 games).
  • The Blues have won eight of their 13 games at the new Wembley (D2 L3). They've won once and lost once on penalties following those two draws.



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