Does the Community Shield tell us anything about the Premier League season?
Leicester beat Manchester City 1-0 in the curtain-raiser to the season but does winning the Community Shield have a positive effect on your campaign? Planet Sport finds out.
Leicester City were celebrating at Wembley again after beating Manchester City 1-0 in the Community Shield.
A good omen or a curse to the winners? Planet Sport looks at how previous Community Shield winners have performed in their subsequent Premier League campaigns. Leicester City take note.
The success stories
Manchester United currently hold the record for the most Community Shield wins, with 21 - seven of which have come since the turn of the century.
All of United's Community Shield successes in the 21st century came within a triumphant four-year spell (2007/08-2010/11) for Sir Alex Ferguson's side, who also went on to win the Champions League in 2007/08.
Chelsea - 2005/06, 2009/10
Wedged in between Manchester United's success is Chelsea's 2009/10 campaign, meaning that for four consecutive seasons, the side that won the Community Shield also went on to win the league title.
One of those was in 2005/06 when Chelsea scooped the silverware during Jose Mourinho's emphatic spell in London.
Manchester City - 2018/19
The only other occurrence of the double was Manchester City, who were the most recent side to achieve Premier League success following a Community Shield win.
In the 2018/19 season, Pep Guardiola's side started their campaign strongly with a 2-0 win over FA Cup winners Chelsea in the Community Shield.
Arsenal - 2017/18, 2020/21
But the two sides ended up having drastically different seasons in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta's first full season ended in a disappointing eighth-placed finish, whereas Jurgen Klopp's side rallied late on to finish third.
Arsenal suffered a similar fate after their 2017 Community Shield win over Chelsea. Arsene Wenger's side won 4-1 on penalties before toiling to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.
Manchester United - 2013/14, 2016/17
Following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, the winds of change were blowing around Old Trafford following the appointment of David Moyes.
Manchester United edged the game 2-1, with star signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic typically stealing the headlines with his 83rd-minute winner.
Silver medal specialists
Manchester United - 2000/01
Arsenal - 2003/04
Manchester City - 2011/12
Under Roberto Mancini, Manchester City started out on their path to domestic dominance and they managed their first cup in 2010 with a 1-0 victory over Stoke City in the FA Cup.
After taking a 2-0 lead before the half-time break, City were subjected to one of United's famed comebacks, completed by Nani late into injury time to seal a 3-2 win.
The defeat was quickly forgotten by City as they marched on to their first league title in over 40 years, helped, of course, by Sergio Aguero's iconic winner against QPR.
Liverpool - 2019/20