With the final few stages remaining in the Indian Super League, things will get tense once the defending champions Bengaluru FC takes on Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Bengaluru is currently third on the table with 28 points, while Chennaiyin FC has found form in the crucial juncture by registering four consecutive wins after ab early struggle this season. Chennai is currently fifth with 21 points and is five points behind Mumbai City FC, which is why they would want to continue their winning momentum if they want a chance of making it to the knockouts.
Date- Sunday, February 9
Kick-Off- 7:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Anirudh Thapa misses out due to suspension. Other than that, Chennaiyin FC should be going in with an unchanged lineup. Man in form Vlaskis should be leading the attack, with Crivellaro featuring as the playmaker. Schembri and Chhangte should also be available in the midfield region. Germanpreet and Vanspaul could come in central positions.
Rahul Bheke is in doubt to start, while Harmanjot Khabra goes through suspension. Just like Chennai, Bengaluru should also go with the same eleven. Paartalu, Dimas and Suresh could continue in the midfield region, while Udanta, Brown and Sunil Chhetri are likely to lead the line of attack. Nishu, Ashique, Juanan, Serran and Nishu could accommodate the defence.
Bengaluru FC- Gurpreet; Nishu, Serran, Juanan, Ashique; Suresh, Dimas, Paartalu; Udanta, Brwon, Chhetri
Chennaiyin FC- Kaith; Renthlei, Eli Sabia, Goian, Lalrinzuala; Vanspaul, Germanpreet; Schembri, Crivellaro, Chhangte; Valskis
Nerijus Valskis is topping the charts in terms of goals scored in the ISL this season. Vaksis has 12 goals and four assists for Chennaiyin FC in the ongoing campaign.
Suni Chhetri has been the flag bearer in terms of leading the attack for Bengaluru FC. Chhetri has nine goals and has completed 442 passes from 15 games this season.
Rafael Crivellaro has been vital in the advanced role for Chennaiyin FC. Crivellaro has six goals, six assists and has made 642 passes from 14 games this season.
Erik Paartalu has also been one of the standouts for Bengaluru in midfield. Paartalu has two goals, five assists and has made 526 passes from 12 games this season.
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