Match: Mumbai City FC v Chennaiyin FC
Venue: Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai
Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 19:30 IST
As a high flying Mumbai City FC host a struggling Chennaiyin FC at the Mumbai Football Arena, they would be looking to strengthen their case for a semi-final spot. Currently, they are sitting at the fourth place with 17 points to their name. They have won five out of their nine games so far and another victory can help them better their position by at least one spot.
The visitors, on the other hand, have their share of problems to deal with. They have just won one out of their 10 matches so far this season and their performances have only spiraled down with every match. Presently, they are placed 8th on the points table with just five points to their name and even a win in this match can be nothing more than consolation for them.
INJURY AND SUSPENSION UPDATES
MUMBAI CITY FC
No concerns as such.
CHENNAI CITY FC
Dhanpal Ganesh (injured)
PROBABLE STARTING XI
Mumbai City FC (4-3-3) : Amrinder—Joyner, Goian, Bose, Souvik—Issoko , Sehnaj, Fernandes—Machado, Sougou, Bastos
Chennaiyin FC (4-2-3-1): Ghosh—Dinliana, Eli Sabia, Mailson, Singh—Calderon, Orland—Thoi, Augusto, Issac—Jeje
DREAM 11 TEAM FORMATION APPROACH
Mumbai City is going to be the dominating force in this match. So, it makes sense in loading up your team with Mumbai players. I have loaded the defence up completely with them as there is a high chance of them keeping a clean sheet. So, I have picked a total of seven Mumbai players and four Chennai players and have fitted them into a 3-5-1 combination.
COMBINED DREAM 11 TEAM
Amrinder Singh(8.5 Cr) – Mumbai
With a strong backline in front of him combined with his skill sets as a shot stopper, Amrinder becomes an automatic selection in this side.
Arnold Issoko (9 Cr)- Mumbai
Souvik Chakrabarti (8.5 Cr)- Mumbai
Joyner Lourenco (8 Cr) – Mumbai
Three Mumbai City defenders in Issoko, Chakrabarti and Lourenco have been picked. Mumbai City have a very strong chance of keeping a clean sheet. Moreover, Issoko is actually a mid-fielder listed as a defender. So, he can be expected to be among the points every time both in terms of clean sheet and goal potential.
Modou Sougou (10 Cr)- Mumbai
Paulo Machado (8.5 Cr)- Mumbai
Thoi Singh (9.5 Cr)- Chennai
Raphael Augusto (9.5 Cr) – Chennai
Isaac Vanmalsawma (8.5 Cr)- Chennai
The mid-field consists of two of the best players from Mumbai in Sougou and Machado and Chennaiyin’s best in Augusto, Thoi Singh and Isaac. All of them have goal scoring potential. Even though the Chennai mid-fielders will find it hard to break through Mumbai’s defense , it makes sense to have them since you don’t want their defenders.
Rafael Bastos (9.5 Cr) – Mumbai
Jeje Lalpekhlua(9.5 Cr)- Chennai
Bastos is the one who has made all the headlines so far for Mumbai. Although Jeje has had a season to forget, he would want to make a statement in the last few games remaining.