GED vs TNJ Dream11 Team: Evergrande look to keep their title challenge alive while Teda fight for a spot in the top 10 today
There was a time when Guangzhou Evergrande were undisputed rulers of the Chinese Super League, winning league titles at time with no suitable title contender serving the enough of a challenge. However the script has changed in the league since 2018 with Shangai bringing an end to their dominance, adding the much needed competitiveness to the league.
Now off their throne and with the ever increasing influx of skilled performers in the league, Evergrande have found it tough in the 2019 edition of the tournament to veer clear of their challengers at the top of the table. Currently in second place with the emergence of Beijing as serious title contenders seeing the side sit in first place, Evergrande find themselves five points off the pinnacle. With the mid-season break imminent, for Evergrande the final run in before the season halts for a month is all about moving as close to first place as they can.
Elsewhere for Tianjin Teda, the script is all about hanging onto a spot in the top 10. Currently occupying the seventh place in the league standings, the side know a defeat could prove to be a massive damper to their chances of staying in the upper half of the table, one that sees 6th and 10th place separated by the paltry difference of two points.
As far as encounters in the league go, todays should be as one-sided as they get. The consequences of a defeat are too big of a magnitude for Guangzhou, something which will see the side up the ante ever the more when they take on Teda.
Having scored the second highest number of goals in the tournament along with Teda’s glaring weakness to ship goals past them when under pressure, we see this scoreline titling heavily in Evergrande’s favour at the end of the 90 minutes. They should cruise to a win here and continue snapping at Beijing’s heels at the top of the table.
Goal-Keeper for GED vs TNJ Dream11
With just the 12 goals let in across the 16 matches they’ve played in the league, one of the biggest reasons of Evergrande’s success has been a stern backline. And in goal-keeper Liu Dianzou, they have one of the finest shot stoppers, a performer who has always stepped up to the mantle whenever asked to.
Defenders for GED vs TNJ Dream11
Going by the same narrative, our backline is composed of players from Evergrande only. If any side is going to keep a cleansheet in this one it’s going to be them with their resilient defence having let in just the 4 goals in their previous five encounters. This sees us opt for a trio of Zhang Linpeng, Park Ji Soo and Zhunyi Gao, one of the most astute and articulate defenders in CSL at the moment.
Midfielders for GED vs TNJ Dream11
We’ll begin with the selections from Evergrande first with us opting for a two man partnership of Wei Shihao and Paulinho over here. The two have taken centrestage in the league for their side, becoming the mainstays of an attacking facet which has seen the side amass a rich haul of 32 goals. The two have in between them scored 12 goals, the six for either, helping imbed a culture of excellence when it comes to the attacking side of the park.
Teda finally feature for the first time in our side as well with us opting for Zheng Kaimu and CDM Guo Hao from the side. The two are determined and gutsy players who hardworking brand of football should see them get in the tackling points for us.
Strikers for GED vs TNJ Dream11
Where the midfield has failed to deliver the goals, the strike duo of Frank Acheampong and Jonathan has more than lived up to expectations. The two have single handidly taken the onus on themselves to compensate for a lopsided display for the rest of the attacking department with Jonathan emerging as one of the most stellar performers of the season.
He’s traversed his way to 9 goals with Frank learning under his tutelage to get a decent haul for himself as well. Yang Liu from Evergrande completes our side after his terrific run of form sees him become an indispensible player for us.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have gone ahead with Wei as our captain for today while Paulinho is chosen as the vice-captain.
Chinese Super League
Match: Tianjin Teda Vs Guangzhou Evergrande
Date And Time: 11th July, Thursday- 5:30pm IST