MCFC vs KBFC Dream11 : Mumbai look to build on the foundation built by the side in the foregone edition when they begin their journey in the league today
For Mumbai City, the 2018-19 edition of the Indian Super League was a defining moment in their life in the league. The side went on a nine match winning spree to make it into the qualifiers for only the second time, going on a winning run which saw the side finally unlock their true potential.
And as the side begin their campaign in the newest edition of the league, their players will be looking to use last season a building block and further strengthen their bid for the prestigious title. This is a side which has incorporated within it some worldclass players, names who know just what it takes to succeed on the biggest stage of them all and will be looking to emulate their enterprising display from the bygone campaign.
What saw Mumbai City thrive so blatantly was the attacking brand of football the side doled out, one which saw them engage viewers in an engrossing and exhilarating brand of football. And by adding the services of Serge Kevyn and Amine Chermiti to their squad, the side have been given a major thrust, further bolstering an already worldclass attack which will be looking to make things jittery for Kerala Blasters come today.
“We studied the team but it was the first game of the season. It was not a wonderful game, but it was very good. I watched KBFC for the first time but it was not a surprise. I knew the players, I know the coach,” Mumbai City’s coach Costa said when discussing how his side were going to approach the match.
Elsewhere, Kerala Blasters have already played the one match in the league till now, a fixture which swung their way after a topsy-turvy affair saw them wipe out a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1. It was a performance filled with perseverance and resoluteness, a performance the side will be looking to emanate in a match which sets to revel us in a riveting brand of attacking and flowing football.
Probable Playing 11
- Anwar Ali is out of Mumbai City’s squad for a lengthy period with the player suffering a heart ailment which refrains him from playing currently.
Bilal Khan, Gianni Zuiverloon, Mohammad Rakip, Jairo Rodriguez, Mouhamadou, Jessel Carneiro, Sahal Abddul Samad, Bartholomew, Jeakson, Sergio Cidonsha, Bartholomew Ogbeche
Amrinder Singh, Sarthak, Mato Grgic, Sauvik, Subhasish, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Serge Kevyn, Amine, Modou Sougou, Paulo Machado
Indian Super League 2019-20
Match: Kerala Blasters Vs Mumbai City
Date And Time: 24th October, Thursday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Television: Star Sports 2/HD, JioTV
- Bilal Khan, Gianni Zuiverloon, Sergio Cidonsha, Bartholomew Ogbeche
- Amrinder Singh, Serge Kevyn, Modou Sougou, Paulo Machado
Top Goal Scorer
- Bartholomew Ogbeche: 2 Goals
- Modou Sougou
MCFC vs KBFC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
With Mumbai massively relying on their attacking gameplan to build out an illustrious framework of success for them and flamboyantly looking to hammer down Kerala Blasters with a barrage of attacking plays, we are going to go with Bilal Khan in this slot. The Kerala Blasters goal-keeper is going to have his hands full infront of an onslaught of shots, one which should see him get in some good save points today.
MCFC vs KBFC Dream11 Defenders
Given the way this match is set to transpire and transcend on us today with the attacking side of both the outfits thriving fruitfully, a cleansheet looks to be a far from realistic proposition. It sees us limit our side to the bare minimum of three picks in this slot, opting for only the more attackingly inclined defenders, names who’ll be asked to gallop up the park for their side.
This sees us get in Jairo Rodrigues and Jessel Carneiro from Kerala Blasters while form Mumbai City we are opting for Mato Grgic for today’s fixture.
MCFC vs KBFC Dream11 Midfielders
We begin by getting in Sergio Cidoncha from Kerala Blasters first after he ended up getting an assist in the previous encounter with Sahal Abdul Samad coming in as well for us from the side. We have the two players be roped in from Mumbai as well, both of the players pivotal and quintessential parts of their attacking sorties with Paulo Machado and Raynier Fernandes both being brought in.
MCFC vs KBFC Dream11 Strikers
The two goals by him the previous encounter saw Bartholomew Ogbeche rescue his side from a death, taking them to the full three points meanwhile to make the striker an instant pick for us. It was the brand of football he played which relay nudged us his way, playing fearlessly as he left the opposition’s defence in tatters with his acumen and knowhow of the game.
From Mumbai meanwhile we are going to pick out the two players in form of Serge Kevyn and Modou Sougou, two names who will be looking to catapult and entrap the Blasters in a conundrum by forming a daunting partnership in unison.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sougou will be our captain for the impending tie with Ogbeche being brought in as 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.