Champions Manchester City have picked up from where they left off last season by beating Sarri-led Chelsea 2-0 at Wembley Stadium to win the 2018 Community Shield.
After breaking records last season, Manchester City go into the new campaign with an ominous swagger against a Chelsea team still with work to do under Maurizio Sarri.
City slicked the ball around with their usual fluency and Sergio Aguero looked lean and hungry for goals as he washed away the memory of a miserable World Cup with a couple of goals.
The first took him to 200 for the club and he might have celebrated a hat-trick.
Meanwhile, Chelsea new number 29, Alvaro Morata continued with his miserable ways in front of goals.
Maurizio Sarri will definitely require a lot of time to perfect his Football philosophy into this Chelsea side.
The arrivals of World Cup winner N’Golo Kante and Belgium Skipper Eden Hazard might be helpful as the 59-year-old Manager works his ways into the Premier League.