A plethora of players are yet to return or be cleared for action following their World Cup involvement for both sides, so here is a combined XI for those set to be involved at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
Azpilicueta knows the overflowing quality of Pep Guardiola's title-winning squad but the 28-year-old insists they will go all guns blazing and implement Sarri's high-energy and aggressive attacking football despite its relative infancy within the Blues squad.
A glorified pre-season friendly before the start of the Premier League season, it does give each gaffer one more chance to get some game time into their star players ahead of the big kick off next weekend. "I want players who want to come to Manchester City". I'll be happy if we arrive at the end being there [in contention] in April and May.
Sarri said: "Loftus-Cheek I have seen him just for three, four trainings".
Chelsea will face Manchester City.
State of play: Chelsea finally got around to sacking Antonio Conte in July, nearly two months after his valedictory win in the FA Cup final.
And Guardiola is "starving" hungry for more success as they prepare to take on Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley later today.
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri swooped in at the last minute to bring Jorginho to Stamford Bridge from Napoli.
The Premier League champions' have signed another winger this summer in Mahrez, bought from Leicester City for £60million last month, but Guardiola is confident that the versatility of both players will allow both to feature if he wishes.
The former Napoli man is key to Maurizio Sarri's style of play and triggers action in the final third with his impeccable passing accuracy - making him the flawless link man from defence to attack.
"And in other competitions, the FA Cup and Champions League, always we can do better".
"But at this moment of the season, the performance is the most important thing".
Sarri said he was confident that Brazil playmaker Willian would remain at the club but was less sure over the future of Courtois.
Callum Hudson-Odoi impressed against Arsenal on Thursday and should start against City, while Alvaro Morata is expected to lead the line.