The Football Association has confirmed that the Community Shield will take place at Wembley on Saturday, August 29, two weeks before the 2020/21 Premier League campaign begins.

Premier League champions, Liverpool will face the winner of Saturday’s FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea in the Community Shield clash.

FA disclosed this in a statement released on Wednesday, July 29. The statement read, “We can now confirm that either Arsenal or Chelsea will return to Wembley for the FA Community Shield supported by McDonald’s next month.

“The traditional curtain-raiser of the new season will take place at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Saturday 29 August, with the Premier League champions taking on one of the two London clubs who are competing in the Heads Up FA Cup Final this weekend. Kick-off time, broadcast details, and more details will be announced in due course,” it added.

A restricted number of supporters will be welcomed into Wembley for the clash as the FA kicks off plans for supporters to make a socially-distanced return to sports venues from October 1.

The EFL has also confirmed the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will commence on the same weekend, with their regular seasons ending on the weekend of May 8, 2021.

 

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