Chennaiyin FC host ATK Mohun Bagan in a mouthwatering Indian Super League (ISL) contest on Tuesday night. The Marina Machans are unbeaten in three games and finally look like they have most of their big players firing. ATK Mohun Bagan too are in good touch and come off back to back victories against FC Goa and Bengaluru FC making this clash a must watch for fans of these two clubs and neutrals alike.
Chennaiyin have 8 points in 6 games so far and have struggled for momentum this season. They sit 7th in the points table and although they have let in just 7 goals, they have scored just 7 as well and have to find a way to be more prolific. Csaba laszlo will be hoping that a positive result against an in-form ATK Mohun Bagan can rejuvenate his team’s top four hopes in a season where they have struggled with injuries.
The win and draw against FC Goa and SC East Bengal in the last two games has seen the emergence of young Rahim Ali. The 20-year-old centre forward has arrived as a breath of fresh air in the absence of Isma and should retain his place after scoring two in two. The Guinea-Bissau attacker should also be in contention to start this match after missing the last two. Rafael Crivellaro is the other obvious attacking threat that Laszlo has at his disposal apart from the industry of Jakub Sylvestr who got an assist in the last game. Reagan Singh should also be back after serving a one-match suspension.
For the Mariners, much of their team composition depends on whether Habas decides to play with a back three or a back four. Further forward, Carl McHugh and Edu Garcia are the two mainstays followed by Roy Krishna and David Williams upfront. Manvir Singh, Jayesh Rane, Brad Inman, Pronay Halder and Prabir Das are the others who might get a look in as the Kolkata giants try to keep the pressure on Mumbai City at the top of the table.
Predicted Lineups and Result
Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Deepak Tangri, Anirudh Thapa, Isma, Rafael Crivellaro Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rahim Ali
ATK Mohun Bagan:
Arindam Bhattacharjee, Prabir Das, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Edu Garcia, Manvir Singh, Roy Krishna, David Williams
Chennaiyin FC 1-2 ATK Mohun Bagan
TV Channel and Livestream
The match will be telecast across Star Network’s sports and regional channels. The match can be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV. Kick-off is at 7:30 pm.