ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC: Head to head Stats; Probable Playing XI; Match Details CFC vs NEUFC Live Streaming online

NorthEast United FC players practise ahead of their match against Chennaiyin FC held at the GMC Bambolim Stadium, Goa | Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for ISL

ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC: Head to head Stats; Probable Playing XI; Match Details CFC vs NEUFC Live Streaming onlineChennaiyin FC’s lacklustre campaign might not have given them a playoff berth but when they take on NorthEast United FC on Thursday at the GMC Bambolim Stadium, they will be eager to dent the Highlanders’ semifinals hopes.

With 26 points from 17 matches, NorthEast United are fifth on the table and are still fighting for the two remaining semifinal spots. A win on Thursday will take them to third place ahead of Hyderabad FC and FC Goa. But Chennaiyin with nothing to lose are expected to be aggressive. With 19 points from 17 matches, Chennaiyin are eighth on the table and their hopes of qualifying have already been dashed after their 2-2 draw against Goa. Now, Laszlo Csaba’s side will be playing for pride and finish as high as possible.

Position         Club                               Matches    Win    Draw    Losses    Points

5.                   NorthEast United FC             17           6          8           3            26

8.                   Chennaiyin FC                      18           3          9           6            18

Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC: Head-to-head: Despite not winning the league title, NorthEast United have had a better record against Chennaiyin. In the 13 matches they have met each other, NorthEast have won six and lost only three times. The other four games have ended in draws, including the match earlier this season. Two sides shared spoils in the last match in a goalless draw.

Form guide: Chennaiyin FC (DLDLD): Chennaiyin have endured an eight-game winless run. In the last five, they have lost two and drawn three, picking up only three points in the process. Chennaiyin have scored only three goals in the last five and have conceded six.

NorthEast United FC (WDDWW): With three wins and two draws, Khalid Jamil’s NorthEast FC have been on a good run of form, collecting 11 points from a possible 15. They have scored nine goals, conceding five in the last five games.

Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC-Attack and defence:

Chennaiyin’s primary problem has been in converting their chances. With just 13 goals in 18 matches, they have worst attacking record in the league despite having third-most number of shots, behind FC Goa and Kerala Blasters. In defence, they have struggled as well, conceding 19 goals so far in 18 games.

NorthEast United haven’t had a great attacking unit. But with 24 goals in 17 games, they have managed to strike a balance in defence and attack. Defensively, they have not been great either, conceding 21 goals this season.  

Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC-Top scorers:

Chennaiyin: Among the 13 goals that Chennaiyin have scored, Portuguese forward Esmael Goncalves has managed four.

NorthEast: Luis Machado is NorthEast’s top scorer with six strikes. He is followed by former Bengaluru FC striker Deshorn Brown four goals in six games. Federico Gallego also has found the net four times.

Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC Probable line-up:

Chennaiyin FC: GK: Vishal Kaith; Defenders: Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Midfielders: Memo Moura, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manuel Lanzarote; Forwards: Esmael Goncalves, Jakub Sylvestr.

NorthEast United FC: GK: Subhashish Roy Chowdhury; Defenders: Mashoor Shareef, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Ashutosh Mehta; Midfielders: Federico Gallego, Lalengmawia, Khassa Camara; Forwards:  Deshorn Brown, Luis Machado, VP Suhair

You can watch the match on Star Sports 2 SD/HD & 3 SD/HD and Disney+ Hotstar VIP from 7.30 PM on February 18, Thursday. 

Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC Match details:

Match No 98 of ISL 2020-21

Match: Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC

Date: February 18, 2021

Venue: GMC Stadium, Bambolim, Goa

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Broadcast: Star Sports 2 & 3 SD and HD

Livestream: Disney+ Hotstar VIP