ATK Vs CFC Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: ISL’s summit clash set to go ahead despite ever increasing fears about the Coronavirus
At a time when the Coronavirus pandemic has wrecked havoc in the sporting fraternity, the Indian Super League has managed to stand the test of time. Despite the global stage being put to the sword with almost every plausible sporting event being suspended, the league’s summit clash is all set to go ahead this Saturday.
Allaying fears that the final would be shifted to another date, the league announced that in line with the recent outbreak of the disease, the clash would be contested without spectators. The latest development means that ATK and Chennaiyin will be going at loggerheads this evening in a bid to determine which side emerges as the winner of the ongoing season.
And one side which will be immensely relived at the final going ahead as scheduled is Chennaiyin. A time with immense momentum in it ranks, the side’s dream spree continued in the semi-finals as well with the side surviving a late surge by Goa in the second round of the semi-final to emerge 6-5 winners in the tie despite being putdown 4-2 in the second encounter of the doubleheader.
The result saw them continue in their rampant form ever since the appointment of Coyle, a manager under whose tutelage the club has gone onto register 8 wins. It’s been a truly remarkable turnaround for the side, one which saw them silence their naysayers to emerge as solid contenders for the trophy after registering the solitary win in their first 6 encounters.
We will stick to our style because we believe that we can win games with it. We are still under pressure as we go into the final and we want to be because that’s when we are at our best. When this team is focused and concentrated, that’s when our quality kicks in,” said Chennaiyin’s manager Coyle as he spoke at large about how his side would be approaching the tie.
Chennaiyin look unbreakable and unstoppable at the moment. This is a unit clearly thriving on confidence, one unfazed by the eventuality of coming across any side with the league with the unit buoyed by its incredible overhaul of the underachieving results in the first half of the season.
And they’ll be furthered bolstered by the proposition of registering their third title win today and keeping their speckle free record in the summit clash of the league intact. We envision this being a closely contested affair, one where Chennaiyin’s ability to score at crucial junctures sees them emerge with the trophy in their hands.
Probable Playing 11
Arindam (GK), Pritam, John Johnson, Sumit Rathi, Prabir, Regin Michael, Javier Hernandez, Edu Garcia, Michael, Roy, David Williams
Vishal Kaith, Laldinliana, Eli Sabia, Lucian Goian, Jerry, Edwin Vanspaul, Anirudh, Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala, Andre Schembri, Nerijus Valskis
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: ATK vs Chennaiyin Final
Date And Time: 14th February, Saturday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa
Television: Star Sports 2/HD, JioTV
- John Johnson, Javier Hernandez, Edu Garcia, David Williams
- Eli Sabia, Lucian Goian, Rafael Crivellaro, Nerijus Valskis
Top Goal Scorer
- Roy: 15 Goals
- Nerijus Valskis: 14 Goals
Freekick and Corner Taker
- Edu Garcia
- Andre Schembri
Chennaiyin Vs Goa: 4-1
ATK Vs CFC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Arindam will be our side’s goal-keeper for today’s clash. He’s managed to register a solid amount of saves and with the opposition set to plunder him with a hoard of shots, we envision him coming out with some good save points from the imminent tie.
ATK Vs CFC Dream11 Defenders
At a time when things were going awry for Chennaiyin in their semi-final against Goa with the club shipping goals, Lucian Goian showed why he’s the mainstay of his side’s defence. He was not only unperturbed by the scoreline but ensured a waning defence was able to get its house in order in the culminating stages to see the side squirm its way through to the summit clash.
Jerry comes in as well while from ATK meanwhile we’ll be opting for the two players with us picking out Pritam and Prabir after the side managed to silence Bengaluru in the summit clash to give the outfit a 3-2 win.
ATK Vs CFC Dream11 Midfielders
With the 5 goals this season, we’ll be beginning with the selection of Edu Garcia in this ambit. After Chennaiyin went onto concede 4 goals in their semi-final and with the side known to crumble under vicious attacks, it was only prudent it move in with the player as our first pick.
Whilst from Chennaiyin we’ll be opting for the pick of Anirudh and Lallianzuala who has scored on 7 occasions this season.
ATK Vs CFC Dream11 Strikers
Chennaiyin’s top scorer with the 14 goals this season, Nerijus Valskis was always going to be a must have pick for us for this impending tie. The player has been the fulcrum of his side’s consummate success, a name whose displays have served as the ideal shot in the arm to take the side to this stage.
Rafael Crivellaro with the 9 goals this season joins him with the player being quissential in the side making it to this stage with his electric performances in the semi-final. He now has seven goals this season to make him a must have pick along with Roy who has scored 15 goals.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Roy will captain our side with Chennaiyin guilty of leaking of goals whilst Crivellaro is our vice-captain.
Note: For Updated teams after the lineup announcement, join The SportsRush Premium on our mobile app.
SportsRush Small-League Dream XI Team for the Game
Small League Team Option 2
Given the form Williams was in the semi-finals and with the player having scored on 7 occasions this season, the striker comes into our side along with Vanspaul in midfield.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.