Chelsea have Juan Mata, Daniel Sturridge Ryan Bertrand and Oriol Romeu back available after Olympic duty but won't be able to showcase new signing Oscar, who has made it all the way to the final with Brazil.
Sunday's game will be a chance to show off fellow new signings Eden Hazard and Marko Marin though, one of whom could get the nod ahead of the aforementioned Mata, who is yet to play with his club teammates this summer.
Belgian youngsters Courtois and De Bruyne have gone back out on loan this season and won't play any part, though Lukaku has been given more gametime in pre-season.
Manchester City have returned from pre-season with a full compliment of players, with Micah Richards back after playing for Team GB in the Olympics.
Elsewhere, Gareth Barry has recovered from the injury which kept him out of Euro 2012, though he hasn't had a lot of action and could be rested, while captain Kompany is also back fit and should start.
City have been extremely quiet in the transfer market up to now, so they should field a familiar line-up as they look to win the Community Shield having let a 2-0 lead slip against rivals United in last year's game.
Both sides will look to bring their pre-season schedules to a successful close and should field strong sides to get a gauge on one another's title credentials ahead of the new season.
For Chelsea it will be a chance to test the likes of Eden Hazard against top Premier League opponents while City will look to build on their understanding as a team having failed to bring in any new faces as of yet, with Tevez and Aguero often pairing up this summer.
As was the case last season, there can be a few errors in Community Shield matches, with managers looking to get any rustiness out of the way before the season proper, so expect goals in a tight game.
WhoScored.com provides you with unparalleled football statistics, as
well as detailed football previews and football rankings from competitions all over the
world. Our live, in-depth football statistics from the Premier League,
supplies unique and original insights for football fans, sports
betting punters, journalists, football managers and players. We also have football tables,
live scores, top performing players as calculated with our unique WhoScored.com
ratings, blogs, graphics, rankings and much more.