New Indian Super League entrants SC East Bengal will continue their search for a maiden win in their first ISL season when they take on Chennaiyin FC on December 26, at Goa’s Tilak Maidan.
After facing four defeats in their first four league matches, SC East Bengal came the closest to register a win against Kerala Blasters last Sunday, on December 20, as Robbie Fowler's men led by a goal until the 95th minute. However, Jeakson Singh Thaunaojam’s equalizer in the extra-time cancelled out Bakary Kone's first-half own goal as the match ended 1-1.
Chennaiyin FC, on the other hand, have experienced a topsy-turvy season so far. While the Marina Machans have faced defeats against Mumbai City FC and Bengaluru FC, they have also gone on to beat FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC in their ISL 2020-21 campaign so far. They have been held to 0-0 draws by NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC as well, as they sit eighth in the ISL points table.
With SC East Bengal are a side struggling to find confidence of late, Chennaiyin FC will be looking to capitalize on the situation on Saturday. Watch SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC live on streaming and on TV.
SC East Bengal squad
Goalkeepers: Debjit Majumder, Rafique Ali, Mirshad Michu, Sankar Roy
Defenders: Abhishek Ambekar, Anil Chawan, Daniel Fox, Gurtej Singh, Lalramchullova, Mohamed Irshad, Nayaran Das, N Rohen Singh, Novin Gurung, Rana Gharami, Samad Mallick, Scott Neville, Pritam Singh
Midfielders: Aaron Amadi Holloway, Anthony, Bikash Jairu, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Haobam Singh, Jacques, Loken Meitei, Milan Singh, Mohammed Rafique, Sehnaj Singh, Surchandra Singh, Matti Steinmann, Wahengbam Luwan, Yumnam Singh
Forwards: Balwant Singh, CK Vineeth, Girik Khosla, Harmanpreet Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua.
Chennaiyin FC squad
Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh, Vishal Kaith, Revanth BY, Samik Mitra
Defenders: Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Enes Sipovic, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Reagan Singh, Deepak Tangri, Aqib Nawab, Remi Aimol, Ganesan Balaji
Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Memo Moura, Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev, Edwin Vanspaul, Thoi Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Germanpreet Singh, Abhijit Sarkar, Sinivasan Pandiyan, Aman Chetri
Forwards: Esmael Goncalves, Jakub Sylvestr, Rahim Ali
SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC Predicted XI
SC East Bengal predicted starting XI: Debjit Majumder (GK), Scott Neville, Daniel Fox (C), Matti Steinmann, Mohammed Rafique, Jacques Maghoma, Anthony Pilkington, Bikash Jairu, Sehnaj Singh, Surchandra Singh, Haobam Singh
Chennaiyin FC predicted starting XI: Vishal Kaith (GK), Deepak Tangri, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Eli Sabia, Reagan Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro (C), Anirudh Thapa, Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev, Memo Moura, Jakub Sylvestr
Where to watch SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC live
The SC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FC match will be telecast live at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi as well as the respective HD TV channels in India.
The SCEB vs CFC clash will also be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV. Get ISL live scores here.
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