The FA Community Shield is a match (with a trophy!) that takes place before the Premier League schedule begins each year. The game pits the previous season’s Premier League and FA Cup champs against each other.
When is the FA Community Shield?
The game takes place this Sunday, August 4th at 10am ET. It’s on a neutral field at Wembley Stadium in London.
The game can be viewed on ESPN+ in America.
FA Community Shield Odds
Not surprising, but Manchester City are favored to win the Community Shield for a second consecutive year.
However, their odds have dropped this week. City were odds on favorites at one point (around -115 / -125 range). After Liverpool’s impressive showing against Lyon in a Wednesday friendly, City move closer to even odds.
|Liverpool +250||Draw +260||Manchester City +105|
Should you care about the Community Shield?
That’s up to you.
City will care. As the perennial “look at us! we deserve respect!” club, City touts any trophy they can. After winning the domestic treble last year (and after after singing a song mocking Hillsborough victims), City adorably tweeted out a graphic claiming FOUR domestic trophies. The extra trophy? Their Community Shield. They even called themselves the Fourmidables.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. Someone in their marketing department thought “Fourmidables” would stick like “fetch.”
Liverpool, a club with an actual history and without an inferiority complex, will compete hard but not tout a Community Shield trophy in their 2020 presser.