We're officially inside a week until the beginning of the 2015-2016 Premier League season, which means it's time to kick off the action with the annual FA Community Shield match. The feeling about the trophy up for grabs depends on which side of the outcome a team is on.
Win, and you've set a positive tone for the rest of the season. You'll likely hear the manager or captain mention how great it is to get that first piece of silverware in his post-match interview. Lose, on the other hand, and the trophy is a meaningless symbol of a meaningless match, the outcome of which will in no way determine how the losing side performs over the course of the upcoming season.
Win or lose, meaningful or meaningless, the match represents a great opportunity for us to scout two of last season's strongest sides ahead of the deadline for our Week 1 fantasy teams next weekend. It should provide a great opportunity to see who Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger are considering for their starting lineups to begin the EPL season.
Kickoff: Sunday Aug. 2, 3:00 p.m. BST / 10:00 a.m. EDT from Wembley Stadium
Television: BT Sport 2 (UK), Fox Sports 1 (US), Astro SuperSport 3 (Malaysia), Super Soccer Channel 61 (Hong Kong)
Full Listings: LiveSoccerTV
Let us know your thoughts and predictions in the comments below, and join us tomorrow for matchday!