The CFC vs NEUFC match preview –
The defending champions of the Indian Super League, Chennaiyin FC, will be looking to register their win of the season of the season as they host North East United on Thursday.
Chennaiyin FC have looked unbelievably shallow this year. They have lost both of their games this season, and have scored a solitary goal. That too came from a set-piece, and it was a defender who managed to do that. Jeje Lalpekhlua has earned plaudits as the striker from anyone who has seen him perform on the pitch. But, he looks a bit uncomfortable and cuts a lonely figure up top. The team is still strong, and can anytime turn things around. Question is if they are still mentally capable of being able to pull this feat off.
However, North East United have had a great start to the season. The team finished dead last in 2017. They have improved significantly under new management and players. It would be a breath of fresh air for the fans to finally see their team being competitive enough to be able to hang with other teams. North East United can only get better with each passing game and have a bright future ahead.
CFC vs NEUFC Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, India. The ground has a capacity of 40,000 and it is going to be a partly cloudy day in Chennai with a 20% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Chennaiyin FC vs North East United FC live?
The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on October 18th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.
Stats and Facts for North East United FC vs Chennaiyin FC:
CFC vs NEUFC recent form (Last five matches)
Chennaiyin FC – L L W W D
North East United FC– W D L L L
CFC vs NEUFC Head to head
Chennaiyin FC Won – 2
North East United FC Won – 4
Not Decided – 2
CFC vs NEUFC Team News:
- Creative midfielder Andrea Orlandi is expected to come back into the lineup alongside Carlos Salom to bring in some solidity in the tea.
- Dhanpal Ganesh is the only absentee for the team.
- Karanjit Singh will be the goalkeeper for Chennaiyin FC.
North East United FC:
- If Eelco Schattorie wants to make a change in his really good starting XI, he can replace Nikhil Kadam with Augestine Okrah.
- There are no injuries or suspensions for North East United FC.
- Rehenesh TP will be the safety net for the backline.
CFC vs NEUFC Probable Playing 11:
North East United FC –
Rehnesh (GK), Singh, Grgic, Komorksi, Lathlamuana, Leudo, Borges, Tlang, Gallego, Okrah/Kadam, Ogbeche
Chennaiyin FC –
Singh (GK), Calderon, Mailson, Sabia, Lalrinzuala, Singh, Orlandi, Fernandes, Augusto, Nelson, Lalpekhlua
Players to look out for-
- Federico Gallego
The Uruguayan forward has been the best player for his team. It has been his goals or his assisting ability that has carried North East United in the first two games.
- Jeje Lalpekhlua
The Chennaiyin FC striker has been touted the successor of Sunil Chhetri for the Indian team. Lalpekhlua was really good last season but looks out of touch this year.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Chennaiyin FC vs North East United FC –
This might be the game where Chennaiyin FC register their first points of the season, as we don’t see either team winning this game.
CFC vs NEUFC Dream 11 Team Predictions-
Chennaiyin FC are in some trouble. The defending champions will have to produce a commanding performance to get their season back on track. The inclusion of Jeje Lalpekhlua, Rafael Augusto and Gregory Nelson is done because we foresee them to finally play football like Champions. But, North East United aren’t a small team anymore, and Federico Gallego along with Rowling Borges are a real threat for Chennaiyin FC defence.
In this game, we are making a team on the basis of a Chennaiyin FC win. That’s why we have gone for an all-out Chennaiyin defence. We still have some North East United players in the team such as the 34-year-old Bartholomew Ogbeche who has been in a good form for the team since arriving.
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