Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters ends in draw: Chennaiyin FC misses penalty as Southern derby finishes in a 0-0 stalemate

ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters Full Time: 0-0; Points shared after an engrossing affair. Chennaiyin will feel like it squandered the big chances to win this game to make it two in two to the new season. But it was thwarted by Kone and Albino Gomes’ penalty save with 15 minutes to go. Jakub Sylvestr will be kicking himself for not converting the spot-kick.

Kerala Blasters coach Kibu Vicuna, “Well I am little disappointed [with result]. I told the boys that if we played in same physical conditions as them we win. We have played three games, one more than them. We didnt start well but in the middle of firfst half and we played the ball well to finish the half well. It was even in the second half but in the last 25 minutes we were very tired.

Chennaiyin coach Csaba Laszlo, “I am unsatisfied because we had the chance to win the derby with the penalty. We had some chances in the first half and we kept a clean sheet. We move to next game now.[No change in system] The time is very short but we are working on it. I want to have one team [11 players] with two-three different systems but I hope the players can also adapt to that. I think the boys are willing to learn and enjoying themselves… Maybe [resting some tired players next game] tomorrow I have a friendly schedule for the boys. I came late to India so I need to ry these things.

ISL 2020 Updated Points Table
Club P W L D GA GD Pts
1 ATK Mohun 2 2 0 0 0 3 6
2 Northeast United 2 1 0 1 2 1 4
3 Chennaiyin FC 2 1 0 1 1 1 4
4 Hyderabad FC 1 1 0 1 0 1 4
5 Mumbai City FC 2 1 1 0 1 0 3
6 Bengaluru FC 2 0 0 2 2 0 2
7 Kerala Blasters 3 0 1 2 3 -1 2
8 Jamshedpur 2 0 1 1 4 -1 1
9 Odisha FC 2 0 1 1 3 -1 1
10 FC Goa 2 0 1 1 3 -1 1
11 SC East Bengal 1 0 0 0 2 -2 0

Here is the Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters FC Live Score and Commentary

FULL TIME: The referee blows the whistle and it ends as a stalemate. CFC 0 – 0 KBFC.

90’+5′ Foul on Prasanth by Jerry. Kaith spills it form the free-kick but its cleared away from danger.

90’+2′ Kerala Blasters reducted to 10 men. Cidoncha is being stretchered off the field.

90′- 5 extra minutes have been added on

85′- Gomes de Moura replaces Rafael Schuler Crivellaro, while Lallianzuala Chhangte gives way to Germanpreet Singh.

88′- Kone stretches his leg to take the ball off Sylvestr, who was looking to run in for a through ball.

Both teams looking to settle for a point perhaps with those subs.

84′- Double change for JFC!

Rohit Kumar makes way for Jeakson Singh, while Jordan Murray replaces Gary Hooper.
83′- Yellow card!

Foul on Jerry by Prasanth and the referee books him.

81′- A promising Chennaiyin attack is cut short by the referee’s whistle, which has been blown wrongly. Fatkhulloev controls Chhangte’s cross with his chest but is penalised for handball.

80′ Reagan puts in a diving header to block Pereyra’s cross into the box. Corner and there was a foul on Kaith in the six yard area and the ref gives the free kick in Chennaiyin’s favour.

76′- Penalty saved!

Excellent, excellent save by Albino Gomes! He guesses the right way. Jakub Sylvestr shoots it to the keeper’s left but he dives and pushes it out. Brilliant.
74′- Penalty!
CFC break down the right! The ball is squared into the box towards Rafael Schuler Crivellaro. He though is tackled from behind by Sergio Cidoncha and the ref points to the spot. The yellow card is also show. A chance for CFC to take the lead.

71′ Jerry squares the ball for Thapa and he takes a shot from distance, which goes well over the goal.

68′ Fatkhullo draws a save from Gomes from the free-kick. He pushes it away from a potential rebound.

66′-  Substitution

Prasanth Karuthadathkuni replaces Nongdamba Naorem.

65′ Naorem is down getting some medical attention now. Blasters’ Sahal is warming up on the sidelines.

64′- Facundo Abel Pereyra pushes Keisham Reagan Singh off the ball and hands CFC a free kick. He didn’t need to tackle so hard. Needless free kick given away.

61′- Good Pressure from Chennaiyin

Rafael Schuler Crivellaro has the ball on the left wing and his cross into the box is headed clear for a corner. Crivellaro then takes the set piece. It is half cleared. The ball is back with you-know-who, Crivellaro but this time his shot is very wide of the mark.

58′- Costa Nhamoinesu wins a free kick as Jakub Sylvestr raises his boot dangerously to win a 50-50 ball.

57′- Free-kick from the left and Pereyra’s cross into the box is headed over at the near post by Kone.

56′- Substitution

Esmael Goncalves is replaced by Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev.

55′- Corner for Chennaiyin after Kone intercepts the ball away from Chhangte’s run down the left. Thapa looks to catch the ‘keeper off his line with a header but he puts it wide.

52′- Rahul chips the ball into the net after going through on goal but the assistant puts the flag up.

48′- Esmael is looking a bit leggy up top. Loose passes, heavy touches and all of that.

47′- Substitution
Rahul Kannoly Praveen comes on in place of Seityasen Singh.

46′- KBFC gets us underway! Can KBFC earn their first victory of the season? Or will CFC make it two in two?

HALF TIME SCORE: Chennaiyin FC 0-0 Kerala Blasters

It is equal at the end of the first half but to CFC have looked more dominant than their counterparts. They have attacked more often and have looked close to scoring but have not been able to find the final flourish. Their defending was also good as they have kept KBFC at bay and have not given many chances for them to come near the goal.

45’+3′- Free-kick for Chennaiyin on the right side to end the half. Poor from Chennaiyin as Thapa fails to collect Crivellaro’s squared pass at the edge of the box.

45+1′- Crivellaro’s free kick in the first of three added minutes is a curious one. He looks to go low, but it is straight into the wall.

45′- Three extra minnutes have been added on

45′- Yellow card

Rafael Schuler Crivellaro is now on the ground after he was fouled by Bakary Kone. The referee brings out the yellow. Kone is not happy and clearly shows his displeasure.
44′- Injury and substitution
Lalchhuanmawia Fanai is down on the ground and the physio comes out to have a look at him. Not good news as he is going off the field. Jerry Lalrinzuala replaces him.

35′- A superb cross from Crivellaro, from the left flank. Sylvestr is well offside, but that was a sensational diving header into the net.

30′- Drink break taken

29′- Excellent save from Vishal Kaith! Terrific stuff from the goal keeper. Rohit Kumar gets the ball just outside the box from Sergio Cidoncha and then shoots it hard but Kaith dives full stretch and sends it out for a corner. Brilliant.

26′- Goal but it is ruled Offside!

A superb cross from Crivellaro, from the left flank. Sylvestr is well offside, but that was a sensational diving header into the net.

22′- Naorem gets on the end of a hooked ball into the face of the goal by Seityasen but Naorem faisl to guide the ball on target. Let off for Chennaiyin.

20′- Yellow Card!

Keisham Reagan Singh goes into the referee’s books as he brings down Seityasen Singh on the right flank. The referee brings out a yellow card. First one of the game.

18′- CFC almost went ahead there. They had a very good chance but it is cleared well by a KBFC defender.

14′- Crivellaro’s free-kick is aimed at the bacl-post, where Sylvestr had peeled off his marker, but the cross is hit far too well, and goes behind.

13′- Chennaiyin have a free-kick in a good crossing position on the right flank, as Kone bumps into the back of Sylvestr.

10′- Kerala finally have some time with possession and calm things down, but Rohit Kumar lets them down with an awful pass that gives Nishu no chance of retrieving it.

7′- What a passage of play from CFC. Lallianzuala Chhangte gets a pass from a long ball and then runs ahead. He shoots but the keeper saves it and it lands to the feet of Anirudh Thapa. He shoots but it is wide of the post.
6′- That was close!
Gomes gets a false touch on the ball and Isma was only inches away from tapping it home.

2′- Chennaiyin have a free-kick, as Sylvestr is stopped in his tracks on a counter-attack, as Nishu pulls the striker back.

1′- Kickoff; Jakub Sylvestr sets the ball rolling and we’re underway


KBFC win the toss. Sergio Cidoncha has chosen to kick from right to left.
Both sides make their way out to the field and are standing either side of the referee to stand in respect of the Indian National Anthem

Team news!

Kerala Blasters FC: Albino Gomes (GK), Costa Nhamoinesu, Nishu Kumar Tashni, Bakary Kone, Seityasen Singh, Rohit Kumar, Nongdamba Naorem, Sergio Cidoncha, Yondrembem Denechandra Meitei, Gary Hooper, Facundo Abel Pereyra.

Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith (GK), Deepak Tangri, Eli Sabia Filho, Enes Sipovic, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Keisham Reagan Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Schuler Crivellaro, Anirudh Thapa, Esmael Ruti Tavares Cruz da Silva Goncalves, Jakub Sylvestr.

# When and Where to watch Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters

When does Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters kick off? Friday 29th November, 2020

When does Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters kick off time? 7.30 PM IST

Where is Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters being played? Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco da Gama

Where can I get tickets for Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website

What TV channel is Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters on in the India? This match will not be televised live in the UK but will be shown live on Star Sports in India.

Where can I stream Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters in the India? This match cannot be streamed live in the UK but those in India can stream it via Disney + Hotstar and Jio TV


Captain – E. Goncalves

VICE-CAPTAIN – L. Chhangte

Goalkeeper- V. Kaith

Defenders– C. Nhamoinesu, J. Carneiro, E. Sipovic

Midfielders- S. Cidoncha, Seityasen Singh, R. Crivellaro, L. Chhangte, A. Thapa

Forwards- G. Hooper, E. Goncalves

ISL 2020: Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters Match Prediction

The analytics shows that Chennaiyin FC has clear supremacy over Kerala Blasters FC. In KBFC-team, top goalscorer Bartholomew Ogbeche were moved to Mumbai City FC team. So, it is a major departure for KBFC team. But, KBFC-team has arrival of an experienced head-coach Kibu Vicuna and the other signings of some talents players like Gary Hooper, Bakery Kone, Sahal Abdul Samad, Rahul KP and Seityasen Singh will be the advantage for their team.

On the other hand, CFC-team has ability to fight against all odds, as proved by last season’s fairytale entry into the final after languishing at the bottom of the table, is Chennaiyin’s major strength. For CFC-team the main key player Anirudh Thapa, they have the man for all seasons and if he can combine well with the new recruits, Chennaiyin FC will definitely be a force to be reckoned with this time. We expect CFC to win this match.

Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters FC Possible Playing XI

Chennaiyin FC: Vishal Kaith, Enes Sipovic, Eli Sabiá, Anirudh Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Esmaël Gonçalves, Reagan Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Memo, Jakub Sylvestr

Kerala Blasters FC: Albino Gomes, Costa Nhamoinesu, Jessel Carneiro, Bakary Kone, Sergio Cidoncha, Seityasen Singh, Vicente Gómez, Sahal Abdul Samad, Karuthadathkuni Prasanth, Nishu Kumar, Gary Hooper