Community Shield 2018: What time is Chelsea v Manchester City on TV?

The new footballing season begins here as Maurizio Sarri's men take on the champions

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea and Leroy Sane of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on March 4, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

FA Community Shield 2018: Chelsea v Manchester City


Sunday 5th August 2018

Kick-off 3pm

Live on TV on BT Sport 1 from 2pm

That World Cup adrenaline has only barely stopped gurgling through our veins, and yet here we are again: the insubstantial but, for insatiable football fans, irresistible amuse-bouche for the new season arrives, with cup-winners Chelsea battling league champions Manchester City at Wembley.


This game is less about who wins, and more about sizing up teams that have evolved over the summer. City must somehow incorporate Riyad Mahrez into their already ridiculous midfield, while Chelsea fans hope today is the official dawn of “Sarri-ball”: recent friendlies suggest the high pressing and flat back four of fervent new coach Maurizio Sarri will revitalise the team and bring the best out of forgotten English prodigy Ross Barkley.