"Our pre-season until now has been a bit insane I think and so we have to work".
The backline should remain unchanged from the game against Arsenal, with David Luiz being solid at the heart of the Chelsea defence.
Pep Guardiola has revealed that fear of failure has been the driving force behind his spectacular success at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now Manchester City as he prepares for the new soccer campaign.
"He's a Man City fan, the people love him and he played in pre-season with a lot of courage".
Despite the tight turnaround after the World Cup, Manchester City's attacking ruthlessness has not been blunted by fatigue or the English heatwave. Even though Chelsea possess a decent number of technically sound players, the change was never going to happen overnight.
Foden responded with a performance that belied his tender years, highlighted by an incisive run and pass that set up Sergio Aguero's opener.
That desire was matched by his team, who looked sharp, dominant and eager to assert themselves once again on English football as they rained 18 shots at the Chelsea goal.
This afternoon's fixture lay somewhere in the middle of that spectrum, as both teams wanted to start their campaign with a win in the season's inaugural event, but both coaches were willing to field youth players and offer them a taste of the big occasion.
Who do you think City should sign in the coming days? For Manchester City's lofty standards in the transfer market, this is an aberration. The Blues have failed to win any of their last four appearances in the tie.
Aguero's first - his 200th goal for the club - came after 13 minutes, when he collected the ball on the edge of the area after Phil Foden surged forward, and fired into the bottom corner. 'We would like to find maybe one more because we don't have two specific players to substitute Fernandinho.
City had already wrapped up its third Premier League title in six years when Aguero underwent surgery on his left knee in April.
For Chelsea, Jorginho has been given a deep midfield role after joining the Blues in the Summer.
Guardiola's teams are known for keeping lion's share of possession in every game they play irrespective of the opponent.
Chelsea have signed just one player this summer who is likely to be directly involved in the first-team - that's Jorginho.
No such rustiness existed in Pep Guardiola's well-oiled unit.
Chelsea look in much better shape than Manchester City at the present moment, with the Citizens still short staffed heading into the Community Shield tie. It should've been 2-0 within five minutes of the restart as Aguero got in behind only to see his attempt to around Caballero thwarted by his worldwide team-mate.