#ThrowBackThursday Chelsea beat Arsenal in 2005 Charity Shield

We recall when Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 to win the Community Shield-now called Charity Shield- in 2005

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Ahead of Sunday's Charity Shield between London rivals between Arsenal and Chelsea, we go don memory lane to the last time the two teams met in the English Premier League curtain opener.

A Didier Drogba brace guided Jose Mourinho's men to a 2-1 victory over Arsene Wenger's men in the Community Shield which s now called Charity Shield.

Drogba's goals came early in each half, the Chelsea striker calmly bringing down Asier Del Horno's pass and then clipping a volley in on eight minutes.

The former Arsenal nemesis doubled the lead in the 52nd minute after shrugging off tackles from Philippe Senderos, Lauren and Jens Lehmann to guide a rising shot home.

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Cesc Fabregas who now plays for Chelsea  quickly pulled a goal back for Arsenal, sliding the ball in after Freddie Ljungberg crossed.

Team Line Up of the day

Chelsea: Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Gallas, Terry, Del Horno, Makelele, Lampard (Geremi 90), Duff (Joe Cole 74), Robben (Wright-Phillips 69), Drogba (Crespo 59), Gudjohnsen (Tiago 58).

Subs Not Used: Cudicini, Ricardo Carvalho.

Arsenal: Lehmann, Lauren (Hoyte 78), Toure, Senderos (Cygan 72), Cole, Ljungberg (Reyes 72), Fabregas, Flamini (Hleb 45), Pires (Silva 45), Bergkamp (Van Persie 45), Henry.

Subs Not Used: Howard.

Ref: Howard Webb (England).

Watch the highlights of the game below:

We recall when Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-1 to win the Community Shield-now called Charity Shield- in 2005

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