English football returns on Saturday night (29th August) with Premier League champions Liverpool facing FA Cup winners Arsenal in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.
The clash between the Premier League trophy holders and the FA cup winners has been the traditional curtain-raiser to the season in England since it was first staged in 1908.
If Liverpool win Saturday’s game they will get to add 1 more trophy to their collection since winning the Champions League in 2019. On the other hand, if Arsenal win the game they will have another one to the record extending 14 FA cups after beating Chelsea just over a month ago.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool have won the FA Community Shield 15 times with only Manchester United above them on 23.
In the FA Cup Arsenal have have scored 11 goals in just six matches (1.83 goals per 90 mins) beating Manchester City and Chelsea. They have given 6 assists in total ( around 1 assist per 90 mins) and have scored all the penalties they have attempted (2).
In the Premier League Liverpool have played 38 matches in total out of which they lost only 3 and drew 3. They have scored 85 goals in total and have given 69 assists. They have a passing accuracy of 84% and have given 896 crosses in total.They had a tackle success rate of over 50% and out of 38 matches, 15 were clean sheets!
This is going to be a very interesting game as both of the teams have done exceptionally well in their respective tournaments.