Defending Indian Super League (ISL) champions Bengaluru FC are surprisingly yet to pick up a win after three games in the new campaign. They will host fellow strugglers Chennaiyin FC on Sunday with a view to open their account in the ISL. Check out the team news and Dream11 prediction, top picks.
Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru
Date: Sunday, November 10
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC played out an entertaining goalless draw at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur last Sunday. Bengaluru FC head coach Carles Cuadrat lauded his team’s effort in the tough away match but admitted that they deserved to have more points at this stage, rather than just three from three outings. The biggest drawback for Bengaluru FC this season so far has been the lack of cutting edge in front of goal, with Manuel Onwu and Sunil Chhetri both failing to have a telling impact on matches.
Centre back Albert Serran made his return to the Bengaluru starting XI on the night after recovering from an injury but had to be carried off the field early after sustaining a knock.
Chennaiyin FC, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the ISL table with a solitary point and no goals yet scored in the campaign. Despite dominating proceedings against ATK last time out, they eventually fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat. Manager John Gregory lauded youngster Lallianzuala Chhangte’s performance while demanding that he improves his decision-making in future. Chennaiyin FC had a host of chances in the match but failed to make any of them count but the manager insisted that results will come soon.
Vishal Kaith (GK), Edwin Vanspaul, Eli Sabia, Lucian Goian, Tondonba Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Dhanapal Ganesh, Dragos Firtulescu, Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Juanan, Muhammed Kuruniyan, Rahul Bheke, Dimas Delgado, Harmanjot Khabra, Sunil Chettri, Raphael Augusto, Kumam Udanta-Singh, Manuel Onwu
Sunil Chettri, Raphael Augusto and Kumam Udanta-Singh could have all found the net against Jamshedpur FC and at home against a struggling Chennaiyin FC, they'd be looking to be more clinical.
Striker Nerijus Valskis missed an absolute sitter last time out, but considering the number of chances Chennaiyin created during the game, he might just fancy a goal on Sunday.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (BFC)
Eli Sabia (CFC)
Rahul Bheke (BFC)
Harmanjot Khabra (BFC)
Dimas Delgado (BFC)
Kumam Udanta-Singh (BFC)
Anirudh Thapa (CFC)
Dragos Firtulescu (CFC)
Edwin Vanspaul (CFC)
Sunil Chettri (BFC)
Manuel Onwu (BFC)