The 2021/2022 Premier League season will be heralded by Saturday’s Community Shield game between Leicester City and Manchester City.
The Foxes defeated Chelsea to win the FA Cup, while Pep Guardiola’s men stormed to the league title.
Today’s fixture will mark the return of capacity crowds at Wembley, as the UK returns to some normality post-pandemic.
With six substitutes permitted, there will almost certainly be a stop-start feel to the second-half as both managers try to build match fitness.
City have been boosted this week by the arrival of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa in a British record transfer. But the playmaker is likely to start from the bench.
The game kicks off 5.15pm WAT and will be beamed live on ITV and ITV Hub.
Guardiola will be trying to claim his third Community Shield as City boss following a 2-0 win over Chelsea in 2018 and a penalty shoot-out triumph over Liverpool in 2019. It would be their seventh win in the Shield overall.