GED vs CHQ Dream11 : Guangzhou Evergrande look to further consolidate top spot and build on their impressive unbeaten spree when they face off against Lifan today
Sitting pretty in the annuls of the league standings with 58 points, 5 clear of second placed Shangai SIPG, Guangzhou Evergrande have revelled us in a flawless brand of football. Currently enjoying a sensational and rampant 13 match unbeaten spree, the side look set to sweep the prestigious title with the club showing no sign of weaknesses across their stay in the league.
Buoyed by an outstanding win against Beijing Guoan, Guangzhou Evergrande will be looking further continue their ascendancy in the league when they face off against a seventh ranked Chongqing Lifan outfit who shouldn’t stand in the way of their aspirations today. For the table toppers, their previous display against Guoan was extremely pivotal not only due to the three points it added to their points tally but also because it saw Guoan slump into third place, all but ending their bid for the title.
Elsewhere Lifan come into today’s encounter having endured a horrid run of results over the course of the last month, one which has seen them emerge winless in the last four encounters. It has been a disappointing time for the outfit, one which has not only quelled their bid for a spot in the top 4 but also seen them go on a downward spiral, one which could easily result in them being ousted from the top 10 in the imminent time.
A major reason for Lifan’s recent inclement form and waning position in the points tally has been their wavering backline. The side have conceded a sordid 9 goals in their previous 4 matches, with their defence making for a side state of affairs to be cleaned apart by sides with ease.
And it’s this catapultation of their backline which Guangzhou Evergrande will capitalise on today to not only win this match but cruise to a win with comfort. We could see the scoreline getting extremely silly at the end of the 90 minutes with Lifan being pummelled in this one.
Probable Playing 11
- Alan Kardec misses out this encounter for Lifan owing to an injury.
Dianzuo (GK), Linpeng, Ji-Soo, Zhunyi, Xuepeng, Paulinho, Zhi, Bowen, Liyu, Elkeson, Shihao
Weijie (GK), Mawlanyaz, Shuai, Minchen, Le, Silva, Jie, Senwen, Mierzejewski, Congyao, Marcinho
Chinese Super League
Match: Guangzhou Evergrande Vs Chongqing Lifan
Date And Time: 15th August, Thursday- 5:05pm IST
Venue: Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
GED vs CHQ Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for GED vs CHQ Dream11
With their being a requisite need to include four players from Lifan into our playing 11, we decided to start with their goal-keeper. The side are by no means going to keep a cleansheet today but the prospect of being peppered by an onslaught of shots means that Sui Weijie will get a hoard of opportunities to contribute with save points.
Defenders for GED vs CHQ Dream11
With just 14 goals let in across the entire league, Guangzhou Evergrande can proudly claim to have the best defensive unit. The side have seen their sublime and illustrious framework of consummate success being crafted at the back, seeing their defenders not only contribute in the defensive side of things but coming up with pivotal contributions up the pitch as well.
This sees us opt for leftback Deng Hanwen and centreback Zhunyi Gao, two players who make for excellent value given that they each come in at only a price of 8 credits. Elsewhere our lone pick from the opposition is of rightback Dilmurat Mawlanyaz.
Midfielders for GED vs CHQ Dream11
With 15 goals, we have Paulinho come into our side from Guangzhou Evergrande. We have also immersed ourselves in the services of Wei Shihao who with 9 goals has been massively responsible in the leftwing position to not only contribute with goals but come up with pinch perfect assists as well.
We have gone ahead with a duo from Chongqing Lifan as well with us bringing in both their CDMs, Luo Hao and Jiang Zhe into this match. The two man pivot in the centre of the park I going to hold perhaps the most important role for the side today, needing to provide ardent support to a backline which is bound to be rattled today.
With Kardec out as well for the side, Adrian Mierzejewski is the only fit striker the side have and will be shouldering the brunt of the responsibility on his shoulders to come up with a brute of a performance.
His side’s top scorer with a massive 15 goals in his kitty, Elkeson from Guangzhou Evergrande is our first pick in this facet. Yang Liyu will partner him up for this encounter with the two encapsulating in unison everything needed to make for a formidable attacking duo, helping the side rake up a massive 53 goals.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Elkeson is our captain for this match while Paulinho is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.