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Mourinho, Wenger Renew Rivalry

Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, left the pitch with head injury after a collision with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in their last EPL game, which Chelsea won 2-0 in October 2014. Inset: A confrontation between Wenger and Mourinho in that encounter. They will meet at Wembley Stadium tomorrow.

Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, left the pitch with head injury after a collision with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in their last EPL game, which Chelsea won 2-0 in October 2014. Inset: A confrontation between Wenger and Mourinho in that encounter. They will meet at Wembley Stadium tomorrow.

• As Chelsea, Arsenal Clash At Wembley • Cech Makes Arsenal Debut Against Old Club

The English football season returns tomorrow 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.

Tomorrow sees two Premier League giants collide, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hoping to beat a side managed by Jose Mourinho for the first time.

Wenger is yet to taste victory against Mourinho in 13 attempts and the two managers have already been involved in one disagreement this summer.



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