The manager has confirmed his record £60 million ($78 million, Sh7.8 billion) signing is in contention to start the match after he was forced off during last weekend's final match of the U.S. pre-season tour against Bayern Munich.
The former Napoli man is key to Maurizio Sarri's style of play and triggers action in the final third with his impeccable passing accuracy - making him the flawless link man from defence to attack. Luiz, in particular, could have a role in the upcoming season owing to Manchester City's inability to land a midfielder in this summer's transfer window.
The Community Shield is an official honour but it's not much more than a glorified friendly in reality and with the two teams having much bigger fish to fry in future and with injury and fitness doubts aplenty, it's a very hard game to predict but preference for me is with Chelsea.
Guardiola said his team wanted to win the Community Shield to get their season off to a flying start but admitted they would not better last season's results in the Premier League. "But in this moment of the season it's very important, the performance".
"The table of the last Premier League told me City 100, Chelsea 70 points", he said. We tried in our short time together to review what we have done, analyse a little bit what Chelsea will be to try and see what we have to do, and play the final. The Blues have shown good form in their pre-season friendlies thus far, as they adapt to the change in style under Maurizio Sarri.
The outcome of the Community Shield doesn't matter, but any opportunity to watch a master at work is to be savoured and the brilliance of the former Napoli player might just leave the Premier League champions with sour taste in the mouth. Manchester United beat them 3-2 in 2011 and Arsenal beat them 3-0 four years ago, two years after City beat this week's opponents 3-2 at Villa Park. "There is no doubt we want him".
Hazard, who has been outstanding in their last two title-winning seasons, has tended to be a barometer for Chelsea, so drawing the best from the Belgian is a test of the Italian's man-management. Pep said of Sarri.
Sarri, on the other hand, has never won a title throughout his managerial career and would love to kick off his reign at Stamford Bridge with victory in this game.