Having only returned from post-World Cup holidays earlier this week, Manchester City’s star players will be aiming to hit the ground running against Chelsea in Sunday’s Community Shield clash at Wembley.
Gabriel Jesus came in for plenty of criticism after failing to find the net for Brazil this summer, but is available at 15/4 (4.75) with bet365 to put that behind him by opening the scoring here, or 21/20 (2.05) to score anytime.
Bernardo Silva scored the winner the last time these sides met back in March, and could offer strong value at 21/10 (3.10) considering he scored twice in last week's International Champions Cup win over Bayern Munich.
Like Silva, there are a number of players in Maurizio Sarri’s squad who will be feeling sharp after taking part in the last few friendly matches.
Alvaro Morata has led the line in all three of the Blues’ games this summer, although is still to score after missing a penalty against Arsenal last time out.
Youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has made a big impression with some exciting performances this pre-season, and is priced at 5/2 (3.50) to back that up by scoring a first senior goal in dramatic circumstances here.
However, the best bet is perhaps to be found in one of Chelsea’s more experienced performers, with Pedro flourishing in the early stages of the Sarri regime.