CFC Vs KBFC Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Chennai’s revival sees them throw their cap into the reckoning for a spot in the top 4
From being dismissed by their nay slayers of having any chances of making it into the top 4 to now finding themselves within sights of reserving a spot in the top 4. Chennaiyin’s revival in the Indian Super League has been an impressive one with the side massively punching above their weight to sit in 6th spot as things stand.
After having registered just 2 wins in 10 encounters, it was only fair that Chennaiyin’s season was being dismissed as a lost cause. However, the side have managed to overhaul an underachieving first half to the season at the ideal time with the side unlocking their true potential to go on a three match winning spree and sit just 5 points behind the top 4.
“Mathematically, anyone can reach fourth. Odisha won four games in a row. We were also behind, then we won two games in a row. It is all about that momentum, any team can qualify,” said Kerala’s coaching team member Ishfaq Ahmed.
Elsewhere, while Chennaiyin have managed to turnaround their underachieving form, Kerala Blasters have slumped in form at the wrong time. The side have gone onto lose two matches in a row, slipping two defeats in the culminating stages of both ties to move down all the way into 8th place with chances of making it into the ensuing round quickly vanishing up in smoke.
Defence has been a major cause of concern for Kerala Blasters, something which was exemplified in the side’s bygone 3-2 defeat to Goa. And with Hyderabad coming into this contest having hit ther opponents for 4, we envision them to emulate the same intricate performance to pull off the three points today.
Probable Playing 11
Rehenesh TP (GK), Mohammad Rakip, Raju Gaikwad, Rodrigues, Jessel Carneiro, Sergio Cidoncha, Jeakson, Mario Arques, Halicharan, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Raphael Messi Bouli
Vishal Kaith (GK), Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Tondonba, Rafael Crivellaro, Germanpreet, Anirudh, Jerry, Lallianzuala, Nerijus Valskis, Andre Schembri
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: Kerala Blasters VS Chennaiyin
Date And Time: 1st February, Saturday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Television: Star Sports 2/HD, JioTV
- Raju Gaikwad, Jessel Carneiro, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Raphael Messi Bouli
- Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Nerijus Valskis, Andre Schembri
Top Goal Scorer
- Bartholomew Ogbeche: 8 Goals
- Nerijus Valskis: 10 Goals
Freekick and Corner Taker
- Mario Arques
- Nerijus Valskis
Goa Vs Kerala Blasters: 3-2
Chennaiyin Vs Jamshedpur: 4-1
CFC Vs KBFC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Where Chennaiyin have settled into their groove in the attacking sense of the game, the side have also ingrained semblance in defence. With just 2 goals in their last 3 encounters, we are going in with Vishal Kaith from the side here, a quissential reason for their defiant showings in defence.
CFC Vs KBFC Dream11 Defenders
Given the ramifications stemming from this encounter for both the units, a cleansheet looks extremely unlikely for either side. Both will be looking to come out hot out of the blocks and pull of constant attacking plays, a narrative which should see either side ship in goals today.
It sees us refrain our team to the bare minimum of three defensive picks with us opting for only the players who have an attacking persuasion as well. It sees us opt for the electric duo of Raju Gaikwad and Jessel Carneiro from Kerala Blasters while from the opposition we are moving for Lucian Goian.
CFC Vs KBFC Dream11 Midfielders
With the 4 goals this season, we began this docket of our side with the pick of Rafael Crivellaro from Chennaiyin. He’s partnered by Dragos Firtulescu and Edwin Vanspaul, two players who’ll be looking to capitalise on a Kerala Blasters defence which has immensely waned in form off late.
Elsewhere, it’s just the one pick for us from Kerala Blasters with the enigmatic Sergio Cidoncha coming in after a stellar showing against Goa.
CFC Vs KBFC Dream11 Strikers
We begin this slot of our Dream 11 side with the selection of the stoutheaded Nerijus Valskis. The frontier striker has been the fulcrum of his side’s attacking gameplan with the league’s leading scorer having scored 10 goals this season.
Elsewhere, Chennaiyin’s leading scorer with the 8 goals, Bartholomew Ogbeche becomes an instant pick for us along with Raphael Messi Bouli who has scored 7 times this season.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Nerijus will captain our team while Ogbeche is our vice-captain.
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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.