CFC vs NEUFC Dream11 : Chennaiyin FC lock horns with NorthEast United FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai. Both teams are struggling at 8 and 9 position respectively, a win on Thursday will take either of them closer to the play-off spot.
The two time Champions find themselves in an unusual 8th position, struggling to qualify for the play-offs. Owen Coyle has carried a vulnerable defensive unit throughout the season, unforced errors by the Marina Machans have resulted into 19 goals in 11 matches. Contrarily the forward line up has been there for the rescue, basis of which they can still qualify for the play-offs this season.
On the other hand the Highlanders who started their season with a 6 game unbeaten run have managed to slip down to the number 9 position with a game in hand. NorthEast United FC have managed just one point in their last four matches.
The Highlander’s Talismanic figure Asamoah Gyan is expected to miss the match due to injury. Robert Jarni & Co. have an excellent record against the host as they have won six out of eight matches in the past and also won both the fixtures last season.
Chennaiyin FC have scored a staggering nine goals in their last four games, on the other hand NorthEast United have managed only one goal in their last four games.
Chennaiyin FC: Germanpreet Singh (suspension)
NorthEast United FC: Asamoah Gyan (injured) Andy Keogh (injured) and Jose Leudo (suspension)
Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith, Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Thoi Singh, Anirudha Thapa, Edwin Vanspaul, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Nerijus Valskis, Andre Schembri.
NorthEast United FC: Subhasish Roy, Rakesh Pradhan, Mislav Komorski, Kai Heerings, Reagan Singh, Lalengmawia, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Redeem Tlang, Rupert Nongrum, Federico Gallego, Martin Chaves
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC
Date & Time: 16th January 2020, Thursday, 07:30pm
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network & Hotstar
Chennaiyin FC: Nerijus Valskis, Andre Schembri and Rafael Crivellaro
NorthEast United FC: Martin Chaves, Lalthathanga Khawlhring and Rakesh Pradhan
CFC vs NEUFC Dream11 Goalkeeper
Vishal Kaith this season has grown as a goalkeeper, Kaith has started all the games this season for Chennaiyin FC, even though he has conceded 19 goals he has managed to 18 saves and has had one clean sheet. Since Chennaiyin FC are playing a home match I have picked him over his counterpart.
CFC vs NEUFC Dream11 Defenders
Lucian Goian is one of the most experienced defenders of the league and will offer solidity in the centre back position, Goian is expected to lead the defensive unit for the host and maneuver the defenders along with the midfielders while defending. Goian has made staggering 44 tackles, 28 interceptions, 106 clearances and 18 blocks so far this season.
Rakesh Pradhan & Reagan Singh were the main reason for NEUFC’s unbeaten run in the initial stage of the season, Rakesh Pradhan has already assisted a goal so far. The Highlander duo has made 45 successful tackles, 31 interceptions and 86 clearances collectively. I have a wide choice of 8 defenders to select from, however the NEUFC duo is a perfect value for money combination.
CFC vs NEUFC Dream11 Midfielders
Lalthathanga Khawlhring offers solidity in midfield and is expected to offer his services to the defensive and attacking units. In his 9 appearances Khawlhring has assisted a goal and has completed 174 successful passes.
Uruguayan Dynamo Frederico Gallego offers robust speed and swift movement in the midfield area with Khawlhring around it will be difficult for the Chennaiyin forwards to go across the duo.
Lallianzuala Chhangte has scored a goal in his 11 appearances and offers excellent play making through the wings, with great speed and accuracy Chhangte is a man to be watched out. Rafael Crivellaro comes with great experience under his belt, cool as a cucumber in the midfield who has already scored thrice and also has assisted three goals so far. Crivellaro has staggering 54.54 percentage chance per game affecting a goal.
CFC vs NEUFC Dream11 Forwards
Martin Chaves’s ability to cover ground in no time makes him dangerous and also brings in aerial balls into play, which is one of the most difficult tacktick to handle for the defenders. Chaves so far has assisted a couple of goals and has completed 342 passes. Andre Schembri and Nerijus Valskis are one of the most dangerous attacking duos of the ISL. Collectively they have scored ten goals and assisted 5 goals. I am anticipating the duo to score against NorthEast United on Thursday.
CFC vs NEUFC Dream11 Power Players
For the goal scoring abilities Nerijus Valskis will be the Captain and Andre Schembri will be the Vice Captain.
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.