Saturday, February 04, 2017 Report by
East Bengal Aims To Make It 6 In A row Against Newbies Chennai City FC.
With dependable midfield maestro, Mehtab Hossain suspended for the match, debutants Chennai City FC would look to make amends & disrupt Red & Gold giants from making it 6 in a row.
The Chennai-based club has already grabbed attention with their stunning performance against Aizwal FC, defeating them 2-0 to end their unbeaten run in I-League 2016-2017 along with Kolkata giants Kingfisher East Bengal FC & Mohun Bagan AC. With the inclusion of Brazilian duo forwards Marcos Vinicius aka (Tank) & Charles de Souza the club has grown from strength to strength. Former Afghanistan captain Zohib Islam Amiri & ex Mohun Bagan defender Echezona Anyichie would try & stop the deadly trio of Robin Singh, Willis Plaza & Wedson Anselme who already share ten goals between them. It will also see an emotional homecoming of Abhra Mondal who is currently guarding goal along with veteran Karanjit Singh.
Trevor James Morgan would like to see his team play a better brand of football for 90+ mins than what they displayed in their last match against Mumbai FC. The Gaffer would also try to give ace defender Arnab Mondal some minutes before the big Derby in Siliguri. As per previous records & stats, the British coach won't be making any changes in the winning XI, but Rowlin Borges might start the game in place of suspended Mehtab Hossain. TJM will prefer his attacking brand of football shaping up 4-1-2-1-2 & would want to make it 6 in a row before the much-anticipated derby in I-League 2016-2017.
The match starts at 7:05 pm & will be live from Barasat on Ten 2.