The defending champions Chennaiyin FC are set to host Jamshedpur FC at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai for another intriguing contest in the Hero ISL 2018-19. The home side will be playing for pride as they are already out of the playoff race, while Jamshedpur FC needs to win this game to keep their playoff hopes alive. Both the teams will face each other for the second time in this season. Jamshedpur FC emerged victorious in that previous encounter by 3-1.
Chennaiyin FC, the reigning champions, have had a horrible campaign this season under the same coach that led them their second ISL title last year. The hosts are languishing at the bottom of the table with just a couple of wins. They have been defeated a record 11 times so far in this season due to their defensive woes. Chennaiyin FC would be eyeing to win their final league game to bid thank you to their loyal fans.
Jamshedpur FC, on the contrary, have to battle it out to book their spot in the top-4. Having lost to Pune City in their last game, the visitors can’t afford to lose this crunch match. Jamshedpur FC would be eyeing to win their both the remaining games if they want to stay alive in this league. Currently, they have taken up the fifth spot in the league table behind NorthEast United. The visitors have to dominate this tie to secure a place in the playoffs. Jamshedpur FC finds themselves in a do-or-die situation after their previous loss.
Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
League: Indian Super League
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar (Website, App)
Chennaiyin FC – L, W, L, L, L
Jamshedpur FC – L, W, L, D, W
Chennaiyin FC Won – 5
Jamshedpur FC Won – 3
- Isaac Vanmalsawma will return to the starting lineup.
- Dhanpal Ganesh, Zomingliana Ralte and Gregory Nelson will miss the game.
- Karanjit Singh will be the goalkeeper for Chennaiyin FC.
- Michael Soosairaj or Karan Amin will feature in the starting XI for this match.
- Tim Cahill, Raju Gaikwad, and Robin Gurung are all out due to their respective injuries.
- Subrata Pal will guard the sticks for the visitors.
Probable Playing 11
Renthlei, Fernandes, Singh (GK), Mailson, Singh, Vineeth, Herd, Augusto, Sabia, Isaac, Lalpekhlua
Fernandes, Pal (GK), Arques, Cidoncha, Singh, Tiri, Amin, Memo, Choudhary/Soosairaj, Calvo, Passi