Chelsea take on Manchester City in the FA Community Shield at Villa Park on Sunday.
Last season's FA Cup and Champions League winners come up against the reigning Premier League champions in a 2012/13 campaign season opener that will be sure to whet the appetite of football fans up and down the country.
Looking ahead to the weekend encounter, GiveMeFootball identifies the key battles for opposing managers Roberto Mancini and Roberto Di Matteo to think about where the game could be won and lost...
John Terry will want to keep Sergio Aguero quiet. (©GettyImages)
Vincent Kompany must nullify the threat posed by Fernando Torres. (©GettyImages)
David Silva may find himself man-marked by David Luiz. (©GettyImages)
Petr Cech and Joe Hart could have important parts to play. (©GettyImages)
Eden Hazard faces a daunting task in getting the better of Yaya Toure. (©GettyImages)