The champions epl 2015 Chelsea vs champions fa cup 2015 arsenal is the opening game before start the epol campaign season 2015/16. The English football season returns on Sunday when Premier League champions Chelsea meet FA Cup winners Arsenal in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.
The match comes 64 days after the Gunners ended the domestic season with their 4-0 FA Cup win over Aston Villa.
Neither side have added significantly to their squads over the summer – though goalkeeper Petr Cech will make his Arsenal debut against his old side.
Chelsea’s new on-loan striker Radamel Falcao could start.
Falcao, 29, spent last season with Manchester United but endured a poor campaign, scoring just four goals in 29 games.
He signed a season-long loan deal from Monaco earlier this summer, while Chelsea’s only other signing is goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Stoke.
He replaces Cech, 33, who played 494 games in 11 seasons at Stamford Bridge before his £10m move in June.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that striker Diego Costa (hamstring) and defender Gary Cahill (nose) are both fit after pre-season injury concerns.
A rivalry renewed: Wenger v Mourinho
Sunday sees two Premier League giants collide, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hoping to beat a side managed by Mourinho for the first time after 13 unsuccessful attempts.
The two managers have already been involved in one disagreement this summer when Mourinho suggested Arsenal had spent more money than Chelsea over the last few years.
Wenger responded by saying he “does not listen to what people think or say”.
On Friday, Mourinho repeated his belief that the Gunners can mount a serious title challenge this season but played down his rivalry with Wenger.
He said: “It doesn’t matter about Arsenal, it doesn’t matter about the manager.
“I never made it an explosion of happiness or special pride in my victories over Arsenal. I do not make a drama if one day we lose.”
In return Wenger light-heartedly suggested the media favour Mourinho: “I’ll leave your love story with him to continue without interfering.”
When challenged that Mourinho believes it is Arsenal who receive preferential treatment, Wenger replied: “So it’s all about love.”
Arsenal – who have not scored against Chelsea in over eight hours of play – did win last season’s Community Shield – beating Manchester City 3-0 at Wembley.
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