Defending champions Chennaiyin FC look for the first win of the Indian Super League (ISL) Season 5, against North East United FC with nothing much going their way so far. They lie at the bottom of the points table without a point after suffering defeat in their opening two games. North East United FC, on the other hand, has the chance to go top of the points table with a win although it may be for a brief period. John Gregory will have to use all his years of coaching at the top level to get Chennaiyin out of this precarious condition, and the change of fortunes must start from the North East United game. Read Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC - Live Football Score, Match 11 - Summary Here.
The problems for the hosts lies in the forward line of Jeje Lalpekhlua and Carlos Salom who have failed to click together. They will need to get their game sorted to help the team play like champions again. Midfielder Raphael Agusto has often been left in the lurch fighting a lone battle in the midfield.
The Brazilian needs the support of his team to stamp his authority in the game. Defensive midfielder Dhanpal Ganesh has been ruled out indefinitely with a knee injury which is a massive blow for John Gregory’s team. Thoi Singh might come in the starting eleven to shore up the middle area for Chennaiyin FC.
North East United FC was dealt an enormous blow when AIFF banned goalkeeper TP Rehenesh pending an inquiry from the disciplinary committee. He was seen slapping ATK defender Gerson Vieira during one of the corner kicks.
Match officials missed the incident but AIFF has taken action retrospectively for the violent conduct. Custodian Pawan Kumar will come in as the replacement for the suspended TP Rehenesh. Rowllin Borges has been the heart and soul of the team with his brilliant performance from central midfield in the opening two games. He will once again be the key to unlock the Chennaiyin defence.
It is tough to assess the impact international break has on the teams. But for Chennaiyin, the break would have certainly been a chance to take time off and introspect. The home team cannot be ruled out of the game purely on the results of past games. It will tough, but the home team might edge out the North East United FC.
Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC, Hero ISL 2018–19 Football Match Schedule (Date, Time and Venue Details)
Chennaiyin FC will lock horns with NorthEast United FC in Hero ISL 2018-19 tournament on October 18, i.e. Thursday. The match will be taking place at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.
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The official broadcaster of Hero ISL 2018-19 is Star Sports Network. The viewers will be able to watch Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC match in English commentary on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD channels. To watch the live telecast of the ISL 5 match in Hindi commentary, it will be available on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD channels.
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