East Bengal Will Be Desperate To Beat Chennaiyin In Salt Lake On Friday: A cloud of apprehension gathers in the minds of their fans whenever East Bengal plays. Worried, their favorite team will not lose again. The Kolkata Premier League has just ended. In that four matches, East Bengal could not win even one. What a shame for a one hundred and three-year-old club. Their situation in ISL is a bit better. Won against North East United despite losing three out of four matches. In this scenario, East Bengal will face Chennaiyin FC at the Salt Lake Stadium on Friday. Chennai is a two-time champion in the ISL. However, it cannot be said that their condition is very good lately. This time they came to Kolkata and defeated Mohun Bagan in the first match. After that, they drew in their own field with Bengaluru FC. But lost to FC Goa in match number three. They have four points in three matches. It is number seven in the league table. And East Bengal is at number nine. Three points from their four matches.
Former Indian star Sammugam Venkatesh has joined the East Bengal team as an assistant coach after losing to Mohun Bagan in the derby. He was part of the team that won five tournaments under Subhash Bhoumi as East Bengal. Later he also played in Mohun Bagan. Shanmugam was previously the assistant coach of the Indian team under Steven Constantine. On his invitation, Venkatesh rejoined East Bengal. Time will tell whether East Bengal will benefit from his inclusion or not. For now, East Bengal’s target is to beat Chennai. All four matches between the two teams in the last two ISLs have been goalless. This time East Bengal is desperate to win. But their main problem is that there is no consistency in the ninety-minute game. Especially after seventy minutes, the team is losing Khe. The defense is crumbling. The harmony between the two center backs Ivan Gonzales and Chungnunga Lal at the beginning is not there at the end. This is a big problem in East Bengal. Goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh is not playing too well either. It was his fault that East Bengal conceded the first goal in the derby. To beat Chennai, these three will have to play perfectly from start to finish.
East Bengal’s front is not very good either. A Brazilian striker, Eleandro, is already on the cut list. The search for his replacement has begun in the January window. Another Brazilian Alex Lima started well. But out of the first eleven due to injury. Two midfielders Kyriakou and Jordan Doherty are providing confidence in this situation. They have managed to provide a lot of balance in the midfield. East Bengal look to Clayton D’Silva to score. The Brazilian, who played football for Bangalore last year, has yet to come close. But trying. This is what trust is.
In this situation, the performance of Indians becomes very important. The two side-backs Sarthak Golui and Jerry are not playing badly. Overlap is also rising. raising the ball But VP Suher, Howkip, Naurem Mahesh Singh, or Shouvik Chakraborty have many deficiencies in their game. So Timer’s game has not yet matured. Every day coach Steven Safai sings, new team. Time must be given. But the league did not end in time.
Many Bengalis in the Chennai team. Goalkeeper Debjit Majumdar, Left Back Narayan Das, Striker Rahim Ali, Midfielder Sourav Das, and Sajal Bagra are all from Bengal. But the heart of their team is Aniruddha Thapa. The Chennai captain has been with Chennai since the first ISL. He is accompanied by Mohammad Rafiq and Zabi Justin who are experienced players of ISL. However, Kane Karikari, the great hope of the new coach of Germany, Thomas Broderick, is not staying in this match. He has an injury. But there is Croatia’s Peter Siskovic, who knows the goal. But it cannot be said that Chennai is a very strong team. Can East Bengal take this opportunity?
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