Chennaiyin FC vs East Bengal: Match Preview, Team News, Head-to-Head, Possible Starting Lineup, and Fantasy XI Prediction

Chennaiyin FC will face East Bengal at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai on Saturday in the ISL 2023-24.

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Chennaiyin FC vs East Bengal: Match Preview, Team News, Head-to-Head, Possible Starting Lineup, and Fantasy XI Prediction

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Chennaiyin FC and East Bengal will try desperately to get back to winning ways when they meet at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai on Saturday (25 November).

Chennaiyin FC hopes to move into the Indian Super League (ISL) playoffs zone by returning to winning ways at home. Meanwhile, the Red & Gold Brigade would like to end their three-match losing streak by registering a huge victory.

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Match Details:

waharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai  Image - Wikipedia
waharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai Image - Wikipedia

Chennaiyin FC vs East Bengal: Team News

Chennaiyin FC

Left-back Aakash Sangwan will be unavailable for Chennaiyin vs East Bengal match with Sachu Siby continuing in his place. Winger Ninthoi Meitei is back in the squad but Connor Shields remains a doubt for the game on Saturday. Coyle could make a few other changes to the starting XI that started in the Goa game. Owen Coyle have to work on strengthening his defensive unit, given that the team has conceded 12 goals in the first six games of this campaign.

East Bengal

Meanwhile, East Bengal have a fully fit squad available apart from Herrera who is still in doubt for the game with an injury. After three straight 2-1 losses, Carles Cuadrat will want to put an end to this streak of defeats against a team that has gotten the better of them. The club has not been outclassed by a team this season, but they have been unable to capitalize upon moments. Nandhakumar Sekar has been a brilliant source of creativity in the final third for East Bengal and the fans will keep faith on him for a good performance.

Chennaiyin FC vs East Bengal: Head-to-Head

Total Matches – 6

Chennaiyin FC wins – 2

East Bengal wins – 0

Draw – 4

Possible Starting Lineup:

  • Chennaiyin FC: Debjit Majumder (GK), Ankit Mukherjee, Bikash Yumnam, Ryan Edwards, Akash Sangwan, Cristian Battocchio, Jiteshwor Singh, Connor Shields, Rafael Crivellaro, Farukh Choudhary, Rahim Ali

  • East Bengal: Prabhsukhan Gill (GK), Nishu Kumar, Lalchungnunga, Hijazi Maher, Mandar Rao Dessai, Harmanjot Khabra, Saul Crespo, Nandhakumar Sekar, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Cleiton Silva, Javier Siverio

Fantasy XI Prediction:

  • GK: Gill  

  • DEF: Ankit, Edwards, Pardo

  • MID: Crivellaro, Crespo, Y Singh, and Sekar

  • FW: Barreto, C Silva, Mahesh

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