Chennaiyin FC is currently on 4th potion in the league table with 10 points in 7 matches played winning 3 of them. Chennai’s last game was played drew against Kerala Blasters and they would want to win this game in their home ground. Magical Duo of Stiven Mendoza and Elano would play a key role in today’s Match. CFC’s head coach Marco Materazzi might shuffle Elano with Bruno as said in pre-match conference.
FC Goa who is currently on 3rd position just above Chennaiyin FC drew their last two games and settled with just 1 point each. FCG has won 3 games in 7 matches with 11 points would want to win this away fixture as the league is becoming tougher day by day. Goa’s Head Coach Zico has made it clear that his team has come to take 3 points. Goa has replaced Simoes with Coelho due to injury.
Match will kick-off at 7.00 PM IST (19:00 Hrs). It will go live on Star Sports 2 in English, Star Sports 3 in Hindi. You can also watch it live on starsports.com & Hotstar.
Being Elano in mid-field it won’t be easy for FC Goa as this Brazilian Playmaker is master playmaker with 3 goals and 4 assist and has combined well with striker Stiven Mendoza. Mendy has a solid presence at the defence and doesn’t fear taking chances. While Goa has put an excellent display of team work this season. Reinaldo might be played as sub as the new signing Coelho could start today. Players like Gregory add good balance to team. It will high velocity match as both teams will be looking for 3 points,
(CFC): Edel, Mendy, Potenza, Abhishek Das, Sena Ralte, L. Dhanachandra Singh, Raphael Augusto, Harmanjot Khabra, Elano, Balwant Singh, Mendoza
(FCG): Elinton Andrade, Lucio, Gregory Arnolin, Debabrata Roy, Keenan Almeida, Bikramjit Singh, Leo Moura, Jofre, Romeo Fernandes, Mandar Rao Desai, Rafael Coelho
Chennaiyin FC (CFC): Mendy, Ralte, Elano
(FCG): Lucio, Moura, Coelho.
Chennaiyin FC (CFC) 1 – FC Goa (FCG) 0
Also read, ISL 2015 Time-table