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Eden Jon 9th Aug 2012 - 11:36

Community Shield Opta Facts

Man City v Chelsea - Sunday 13:30 - Live on ITV1

 

  • Since the start of the Premier League (1992/93), only seven of the 20 Charity/Community Shield winners have gone on to win the league title.
  • However four of the last five winners of the Community Shield have gone on to win the Premier League the season after.
  • Chelsea have appeared in nine previous Charity/Community Shields, winning four and losing five.
  • The Blues have scored in all nine appearances in the traditional season curtain raiser, though they have only managed two clean sheets themselves.
  • Manchester City have lost five of their previous eight Charity/Community Shields, including a 3-2 defeat last season against Manchester United in which they were 2-0 up at half-time.
  • Of the nine current teams to have played in over five Charity/Community Shields, only Newcastle (17%) have a lower win percentage than Manchester City (38%) and Chelsea (44%).
  • The Citizens hold the record for the biggest post-war Charity Shield victory, hammering West Bromwich Albion 6-1 ahead of the 1968/69 campaign.
  • The last five meetings between Chelsea and Manchester City, all in the Premier League, have seen four penalties scored and three players sent off.
  • The last three meetings between the sides have all seen the winning goal scored in the last 15 minutes.
  • Carlos Tevez has scored six goals in seven previous domestic games against Chelsea (games with all Premier League clubs included).
  • Only Manchester United (six) have been involved in more Charity/Community Shield penalty shootouts than Chelsea (three), who have won one (2009) and lost two (1997 and 2007).
  • Chelsea have won none of their last four Community Shield matches in normal time (two defeats, two draws).
  • Seven of the last 10 Community Shield matches have been won by the side who finished top of the league the previous season.

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