With the Community Shield just six days away, it is time to start looking for the opening of the new Premiership season that kicks off once again with Chelsea against Manchester United for the rights to the Shield. Last year, Chelsea prevailed on penalties just as United had the year before, but will new players and tactical changes seal it for the Blues in regulation time?
Another big question is what formation will Ancelotti use this season? Chelsea saw their Diamond work then falter, then the Christmas Tree showed mixed results, and when Carletto used the old 4-3-3 he saw a side that was absolutely rampant.
Considering the form of his players and health issues, it's safe to speculate that there will be five midfielders with Drogba as the lone striker once again, but whether it is the Christmas Tree, 4-3-3, or the in vogue 4-2-3-1 will be seen for sure when the Shield kicks off on Sunday.