Chelsea and the Community Shield

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Chelsea and the Community Shield

The FA Community Shield match is now just one week away.

The Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is seen as being the curtain raiser for the new season.

Chelsea's involvement with the trophy actually goes back further than many would suspect.

Formerly the Sheriff of London Trophy, contested between amateurs and professionals, the newly named Charity Shield was first contested at Stamford Bridge in 1908 (though it would be some time before the Premier League champions vs FA Cup winners formula would be established).

A 'glorified friendly' some would say but it still provides a great day out for the fans and gives a glimpse of what to expect in the coming months.

The following slideshow is an overview of Chelsea's involvement in Community/Charity Shield matches.

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