November 28, 2018
| On 3 years ago


By Kartikey Sharma

The CFC vs KBFC match preview –

Defending champions of the ISL in Chennaiyin FC will be playing hosts to Kerala Blasters FC on Thursday.

Chennaiyin FC are going through the worst period of their franchise. This is coming directly after their championship-winning season. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the team. None of the strikers are scoring, the midfield looks shallow and the defence breaks on the slightest of pressure. If things don’t get better, this team will be setting a record of being the worst team who has defended the title.

On the other hand, Kerala Blasters FC too are struggling for form. The solitary win the team had was in the first game they played this season but have been poor ever since. They stutter in front of the goal and the football they play is bland. Coach David James is under pressure to turn things around but he also must be wondering what else does he have to do make things happen for the club.

CFC vs KBFC Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:

When and where?

This match is to be played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, India. The ground has a capacity of 40,000.

Where to watch Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters FC live?

The clash will take place at 7:30 PM (IST) on November 29th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Hotstar.

Stats and Facts for Kerala Blasters FC vs Chennaiyin FC:

CFC vs KBFC recent form (Last five matches)

Chennaiyin FC– L W L L D

Kerala Blasters FC– L L L D D

CFC vs KBFC Head to head

Chennaiyin FC Won – 4

Kerala Blasters FC Won – 2

Drawn – 4

CFC vs KBFC Team News:

Chennaiyin FC:

  • Carlos Salom will be returning to the starting lineup as Jeje Lalpekhlua was less than impressive last time out.
  • Dhanpal Ganesh is the only absentees for the team.
  • Sanjiban Ghosh will be the goalkeeper for Chennaiyin FC.

Kerala Blasters FC:

  • Slavisa Stojanovic will be partnering up alongside Polatnic to lead the front line.
  • No player is sidelined for Kerala Blasters FC.
  • Dheeraj Singh will be the safety net for the backline.

CFC vs KBFC Probable Playing 11:

Kerala Blasters FC –

Dheeraj (GK), Rakip, Jhingan, Lakic-Pesic, Kali, Doungel, Krcmarevic, Samad, Vineeth, Stojanovic, Poplatnic

Chennaiyin FC–

Sanjiban/Karanjit (GK), Dinliana, Mailson, Eli Sabia, Tondonba, Pandiyan, Germanpreet, Thoi, Augusto, Orlandi, Salom

Players to look out for-

  • Matej Poplatnik

The Kerala Blasters FC striker scored a crucial goal in loss in the last game but it would be enough to get the monkey off his back. Now, Poplatnik can deploy his natural game in the future fixtures.

  • Raphael Augusto

The Brazilian forward was a talisman for the side in championship winning year but he has been a shadow of his former self. If he turns up, Chennaiyin FC can be the team their potential demands them to be.

Gambling India Info Match Prediction Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters FC –

Chennaiyin FC have a better chance of winning this game and we back them to come out on top to deliver the goods.

CFC vs KBFC Dream 11 Team Predictions-

Team 1:

A CFC dominant team is taken as the team is filled with players from the home team. Poplatnik, Krcmarevic and Jhingan are taken from KBFC. This game will be lacking in goals that is why this approach is taken.

Team 2:

In this team we have taken more attacking players if the game turns out the exact opposite of what we’ve expected.

Kartikey Sharma

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