Chelsea v Manchester United – Community Shield 2010 – Team News and Betting Tips

Community Shield BettingThe 2010 Community Shield kicks off on Sunday 9th of August at 3pm UK time as League Champions Chelsea take on FA Cup winners Manchester United. Please read on for the latest team news and betting tips.

The Community Shield has always been an anticipated curtain raiser for the Premier League season, and after a disappointing World Cup, in terms of quality, every football fan from around the world is itching for it to get started. In last years event the two giants played out a 2-2 draw and Chelsea went on to win on penalties. A result which set the tone for the season, as Chelsea went on to take the title from Manchester united.

Manchester United Team News

Anderson, who was involved in a car crash last week, is definitely out, while Michael Carrick and World Cup villain Evra are both rated as doubtful. Wayne Rooney is rumoured to be rested after a subdued World Cup and having been largely anonymous in Manchester United’s pre season friendlies so far. New signing Javier Hermandez nicknamed Chicharito (little pea) has been phenomenal in pre season and is rumoured to get his chance to replace him.

Starlet Chris Smalling is also in line to make his debut after his big money move from Fulham. Sir Alex Ferguson is looking forward to the match declaring “It’ll be a good test to play against Chelsea – the pair of us have been competing for a good few years now, they’ve taken over from Arsenal”

Chelsea Team News

Having released midfield schemers Joe Cole and Michael Ballack, Chelsea have done well to replace them with Yossi Benayoun and Brazilian Ramires. Yossi is in line to start the game, while Ramires move from Benfica seems to have come too close to the game for him to feature. Chelsea biggest fear comes in the form of an injury to Peter Cech, as reserves Hilario and Turnbull have been predictably poor in their attempts to replace him so far. Drogba is also a doubt for Chelsea, who has lost their last 3 friendly games.

Nigerian Michel who missed the World Cup with an injury announced “I’m sure both teams will be going head-to-head in the League again this season, but I don’t think you can read too much into Sunday’s result”.

Chelsea vs Manchester United Betting Tips.

Manchester United to win at 2.87 from 888Sports

Manchester United have been better in pre season and the loss of Cech will really hurt Chelsea. Javier Hernandez has been banging in the goals and expect him to notch one more on Sunday.

Javier Hernandez is 7.50 at 888Sports to continue his goal scoring spree with his first goal here.

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