The Match No. 26 of Hero ISL Season 2 is between Kerala Blasters FC and Chennaiyin FC to be played in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi.
After departure of Peter Taylor from KBFC, through mutual consent between Club and Manger, Trevor Morgan is appointed as the Head Coach of the Club. In press conference held yesterday Morgan said “There will be something different tomorrow but what that is I cannot say at the moment”. Kerala are at the bottom of the table with just 1 win and 4 points in 6 Matches. They have to display the best to stay in the competition. Since match is played on weekend, Saturday, it is expected a full house at Kochi with 62,000+ Attendance. In form Players like Rafi, Watt and Jhingan are likely to be in starting Line-up
On other hand Chennaiyin FC are high on momentum with their win over Pune City FC in last match. CFC’s Players would be in good shape as they are playing after a week’s rest. The Awesome Duo of Mendoza and Elano would be in starting line up. CFC stands on 5th position with 3 win in 6 matches. They would like to continue their winning streak to reach the top 4.
It would be highly anticipated match as they both teams are fierce rivals and being a southern India derby match. Match will kick-off at 7.00 PM IST (19:00 Hrs). It will aired on Starsports 2 in English, Starsports 3 in Hindi. You can also on Hotstar.
Kerala Blasters FC: Stephen Bywater, Peter Ramage, Bruno Perone, Sandhesh Jhingan, Rahul Bheke, Shankar Sampangiraj, Joao Coimbra, Josu, CK Vineeth, Sanchez Watt, Mohammad Rafi.
Chennaiyin FC: Karanjit Singh, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Mailson Alves, Bernard Mendy, Dhanachandra Singh, Raphael Augusto, Manuele Blasi, Thoi Singh, Jayesh Rane, Elano Blumer, John Stiven Mendoza.
Kerala Blasters FC: Mohammad Rafi , Sanchez Watt.
Chennaiyin FC: Elano Blumer, Stiven Mendoza
At this Stage Kerala can’t afford to lose, they are at bottom of the table. Kerala has displayed good performance throughout the tournament but have been bit unlucky. With new manager on their side hope that brings luck to them.
Whereas Chennaiyin has displayed a good performance but their midfield lack control which is useful for KBFC. If Elano-Mendoza Duo Strikes then there’s nothing Kerala could do.
Predicted score: Kerala Blasters 1-Chennaiyin FC 3
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