Chelsea And Arsenal Clash To Begin 2015/16 Premier League Season

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 could hand a start to new signing Radamel Falcao.

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.