Chennai City welcome Indian Arrows in an I-League encounter at the Nehru Stadium in Coimbatore, on Saturday evening.
|Game||Chennai City FC vs. Indian Arrows|
|Date||Saturday, January 27|
|Time||5:30 PM IST (GMT +5:30)|
TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM
The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the I-League. All the matches will be telecast live on Star Sports 2 and 2 HD.
|India TV channels||Online streams|
|Star Sports 2/2HD||Hotstar|
CHENNAI CITY POSSIBLE XI (4-4-2): Uros Poljanec (GK); Tarif Akhand, Dharmaraj Ravanan, Venyamin Shumeyko, Charles Lourdusamy; Alexander Jesuraj, Pandiyan Sinivasan, Edwin Vanspaul, Pradeep Mohanraj; Michael Soosairaj, Jean-Michel Joachim.
Key Players: Michael Soosairaj, Jean-Michel Joachim
INDIAN ARROWS POSSIBLE XI (4-1-4-1): Prabhsukhan Gill; Boris Singh, Jitendra Singh, Anwar Ali, Sanjeev Stalin; Deepak Tangri; Rahul Kannoly, Amarjit Kiyam, Suresh Singh, Rahim Ali; Abhijit Sarkar.
Doubtful: Jeakson Singh
Key Players: Prabhsukhan Gill, Rahul Kannoly
Chennai City haven't registered a win since their 2-1 triumph over Mohun Bagan which was five games ago. Their only other win of this season has been against Churchill Brothers (2-0) in December 2017. The struggles have since continued for V Soundararajan's side who have lost twice on the trot and have not scored a single goal in their last four games.
The exit of Murilo Ribeiro de Almeida too puts additional pressure on French striker Jean-Michel Joachim. Edwin Vanspaul and captain Michael Soosairaj will have to shoulder the responsibility.
Currently ninth on the standings table with 9 points from 11 games, three points on Saturday will see the southern outfit jump up by two spots at least temporarily. Having started their campaign with five away games which began with a 3-0 defeat against Indian Arrows, Chennai City will be eager to beat Norton de Matos' charges.
The young Indian Arrows team haven't had much to celebrate of late, other than the 1-0 victory over Gokulam Kerala earlier this month amid the cramped fixtures they have had to endure.
Making matters worse, is the constant change of their home base. Luis Norton de Matos isn't wrong to claim that his boys have no home advantage with the games now being shifted to Goa instead of Delhi where they will stay for the rest of the season.
Arrows have put in competitive performances so far this season and will be hopeful of another positive outing.
Can Norton de Matos' further rub salt on Chennai City's poor season or will Soundarajan's side bounce back?