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Team News: Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sane start for Manchester City

Team News: Mahrez, Sane start for Manchester City
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Manchester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane both start against Chelsea in Sunday's Community Shield clash.

Manchester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane both start against Chelsea in Sunday's Community Shield clash.

Mahrez has recovered from an injury suffered in pre-season and is part of an attacking City side that sees Sergio Aguero partner Sane and Bernardo Silva up top.

At the back, Claudio Bravo begins in goal, while John Stones, back from his post-World Cup holiday, is alongside Aymeric Laporte in defence.

Youngster Phil Foden gets a run-out in midfield alongside Fernandinho, with Ederson, Vincent Kompany and Gabriel Jesus among the substitutes.

For Chelsea, Willy Caballero gets the nod in goal, while David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger start as the centre-backs.

Jorginho, Cesc Fabregas and Ross Barkley are the midfielders, while Callum Hudson-Odoi begins with Pedro and Alvaro Morata up top.

Manchester City: Bravo; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, Foden, Mahrez; B. Silva, Aguero, Sane
Subs: Ederson, Kompany, Gundogan, Otamendi, Jesus, Diaz, Gomes

Chelsea: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Fabregas, Barkley; Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Morata
Subs: Bulka, Christiansen, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Moses, Willian, Abraham

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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