FCG vs CFC Dream11 : Goa look to emulate last season’s success while Chennaiyin try to revive their life in the league.
After making it all the way into the final of the India Super League in the previous edition, Goa make an advent into the prevelant season with immense expectations accorded from them. The side might have lost 1-0 to Bengaluru in the summit clash but their rampant spree of form was a scintillating win with the team dominating sides with ease.
It has lead to the side emerge as one of the overwhelming favourites for the current season, a discourse they’ll be looking to justify come their league opener today when they square off against Chennaiyin FC this Wednesday. It’s a match which they’ll enter imbued with immense confidence of emerging unblemished and unscathed to pick out a win from the clash with their opponents enduring a stinker of a season the last time around.
“The preparation before the first match has been very good. The players are in very good condition, they are very good professionals. I am very happy with the pre-season, but the most important thing is the first match. We will play a good match at home and try to get the three points,” Sergio Lobera, Goa’s manager said.
Where Goa were hailed by everyone for their impressive football in the forgone edition of the league, Chennaiyin on the other hand were berated and lambasted for their performances. The side were one of the worst teams in the league, putting in pesky performances which saw their plight lead them to garner just 9 points from 18 matches, a sorry run of form which they’ll be looking to overhaul this time around.
Probable Playing 11
Naveen, Carlos Pena, Seriton, Fall, Mandar Rao Desai, Lenny, Edu Bedia, Jahouh, Jackichand, Brandon, Coro
Vishal Kaith (GK), Laldinliana, Lucian Goian, Masih Saighani, Tondonba, Dhanpal Ganesh, Andre Schembri, Anirudh Thapa, Dragos Firtulescu, Rafael Crivallero, Lallianzuala
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: Goa Vs Chennaiyin
Date And Time: 23rd October, Wednesday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur
Television: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa
- Naveen, Carlos Pena, Edu Bedia, Coro
- Vishal Kaith, Lucian Goian, Dhanpal Ganesh, Dragos Firtulescu
Top Goal Scorer
- Rafael Crivallero
FCG vs CFC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Goa’s Naveen Kumar comes into our side for today’s encounter with the shot stopper facing off against a massively depleted side, one which is in a dire state when it comes to attacking sorties. The likelihood of him emerging from a cleansheet today is massive, seeing him become our choice for today.
FCG vs CFC Dream11 Defenders
The aforementioned narrative sees us opt for the two defensive picks form Goa, a side which was lauded for its disciple, cohesion and cohesive nature of their defence in the bygone season. It was a sublime framework which laid the side’s foundation of their rapturous season, seeing us pick out the duo of Mourtada Fall and Carolos Pena. Elsewhere we have the lone player come into our side from Chennaiyin as well with us choosing Lucian Goian for this encounter.
FCG vs CFC Dream11 Midfielders
If Chennaiyin are going to have any chance of winning today, the entire onus and brunt of a win for the side is going to lie squarely on their forward moving players, names who’ll be asked to pepper and perturb the opposition with ample shots. They know they won’t be able to keep out goal in their attacking travails and will be looking to leave their opponents by trying to outscore them with Rafael Crivellaro the integral player in that discourse.
He comes into our side along with Dhanpal Ganesh and Dragos Firtulescu while from the other side we are getting in the tenacious partnership of the dauntless Mandar Rao Dessai and Brandon Fernandes.
FCG vs CFC Dream11 Strikers
Squaring off against a paper thin and filled with lapses defence means last time’s Golden Boot winner, Ferran Corominas is going to massively enjoy is time out today. His vicious nature as a strike is going to leave the opposition confounded and perplexed with the striker set to bombard his way into their side of the park with aplomb.
We have the one player come into our side form the opposition as well with Andre Schembri coming in to close out proceedings for us today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Corominas will be our side’s captain for the prevelant fixture while Fernandes is being made 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.