GED vs SHN Dream 11 Team: Guangzhou look to continue snapping at the heels of first and second placed teams when they take on a languishing Shenhua outfit
Shangai Shenhua Vs Guangzhou Evergrande CLS Best Dream 11 Team
With half of the season beyond us in the Chinese Super League, the premier football tournament in the country has started shaping up nicely. The identity of the title challengers is becoming a clearer picture as the matches traverse by, along with determining how the bottom will look like come the culmination of the league.
And in today’s opponents, we have sides from either end of the league standings, two teams for whom this edition of the showpiece league has reaped completely different rewards. While Guangzhou Evergrande find themselves in the reckoning of the glistening trophy, currently locked in third place, the going hasn’t been as fortuitous enough for their opponents on the day.
In Shanghai Shenhua, we have a struggling unit, one that has failed to intertwine the defensive and attacking departments of their game to create a brand of fruitful football. With just the three wins, they are currently languishing in 12th place, staring at hitting the trenches of the league table given the inclement nature of the performances they have doled out on a consistent basis.
Squaring off against each other today, we just can’t see any winner emerging from this other than Guangzhou. The determination, will and resolve to push for a win is far more than Shangai for them with the side just 5 points of the top spot, a position they’ll be looking to edge closer to with the three points today.
Lead by the Brazilians in attack, what Guangzhou have managed to do is assemble an enticing and sensation bunch of players which have lit the tournament up. Having scored 26 goals, the five consecutive wins the side have tasted are a testament to the emphatic pool of players they have at their disposal, one who’ll imbed yet another comfortable win for them today.
Goal-Keeper for GED vs SHN Dream 11
One of the biggest inabilities that have caused Shanghai’s misdemeanour have been their dearth of attacking acumen with the 17 goals managed in 14 matches becoming a major cause of concern for the side’s apathy. And it’s this narrative which sees us opt for Evergrande’s shot-stopper with Liu Dianzou making a way into our side.
Defenders for GED vs SHN Dream 11
With the game rewarding defenders most for the cleansheets they keep, we have opted to rope n just the three defenders given the nature of the backline of both the units. While Shangai have been a colossal mess at the back, slipping in 23 goals which sees them struggling with a goal difference of -6, Guangzhou’s last five matches have seen them keep just the one cleansheet as well.
We’ve opted for the more attack minded defenders here with Evergrande’s Zhunyi Gao being our first pick based on this script. He score the one goal against Shenzhen recently, earning him a cap up to our side with Zhang Linpeng partnering him.
From Shanghai, it’s the lone selection of Zhu Chenjie, a defender who has stood resilient in the face of adversary to help his side save face and avoid extremely one-sided scorelines.
Midfielders for GED vs SHN Dream 11
One of the best things that have ensured Guangzhou’s consummate success in the league is the fact that they have goals coming in from all areas of their side. The reliability on a single player isn’t a problem for them with their CAMs and wingers dong a profusely emphatic job of ensuring the scoreboard keeps ticking.
And one such success story for them has been Brazil’s Anderson Talisca, their top scorer of the last season. He’s continued in the same tune in this one as well, scoring a mammoth 7 goals which sees him become a part of our side. Paulinho with the 5 and Yihao Zhong and Dinghao Yan with the two each are going to partner him as we bolster our side with picks from the third placed team here.
From Shenhua, we have compromised with the one pick yet again in the form of Sun Shilin.
Strikers for GED vs SHN Dream 11
While the goals have dried up on the left, right and centre side of the pitch, the exuberant partnership of Odon Ighalo and Giovanni Moreno has more than compensated for things. The two in between have 12 goals out of the 17 their side have managed to rake up, a figure which sees us entrust our faith in them for this encounter as well especially given the way Evergrande have struggled to halt attacks recently.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Evergrande’s Talisca has been chosen as our captain for this while we have opted for Yan from the same side as vice-captain.
Chinese Super League
Match: Shangai Shenhua Vs Guangzhou Evergrande
Date And Time: 1st July, Monday- 8:30am IST