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what the coaches said
Chennaiyin FC head coach Thomas Bradaric on Mumbai City
“Mumbai City FC is a big club, so felt honored to play against them for this challenge. Playing against them is a special kind of game. Their goals are clear. So first we have to understand how we have to play against him as he has good strength and personal qualities. We (them) have to try to shut them down and understand not to give them space. They want to play with the ball, they have really good abilities and we will analyze them and try to do our best.”
Mumbai City head coach Des Buckingham on the positives of this season
“Continuity in our game. Last year, we showed a few times in each game that we wanted to play a certain way and at times, that was in patches, 10-20 minutes in. Whereas I think now we have shown consistency in each game over a longer period of time. We have played and we have shown in every game this year, so it is consistency but it comes with time. ,
“You know, this group of players has been together for 12 months and we have been working on it for a long time. We have to make sure to keep moving forward and get better so that the standards don’t fall because we know how important the game of Chennaiyin FC is going to be for us. It’s important that we keep ourselves in good shape as the season progresses.”
Chennaiyin FC: Debjit (GK), Falu, Narayan, Sajid, Rafiq, L Khayati, Thapa (C), Prashant, Ninthoi, Sliskovic, Rahim.
Mumbai City: Phurba Lachenpa (GK), Rahul Bheke (C), Mehtab Singh, Mandar Desai, Rostin Griffiths, Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia Ralte, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Greg Stewart, Bipin Singh, George Diaz.
Chennaiyin FC (CFC) will be aiming to build momentum when they take on Mumbai City FC (MCFC) in the Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday.
Chennaiyin have had a good journey so far with two wins out of two, but have yet to register a win at home. CFC drew against Bengaluru FC and despite playing well, FC lost to Goa.
Thomas Braderick will be without centre-back Wafa Hakhamanashi (suspended) and striker Kwame Karikri (injury). The CFC coach confirmed that midfielder Julius Ducker will deputize in the central defence, while Akash Sangwan will start in place of left-hander Narayan Das.
It won’t be an easy task against Mumbai City, who are on paper the strongest team in the league. Mumbai played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at home to ATK Mohun Bagan. Mumbai is spoiled for options with Greg Stewart, Jorge Pereira Diaz, Alberto Noguera and Bipin Singh in aggressive roles, who have been able to clinch goals from nothing. Next is Chennai’s old boy Lallianzuala Chhangte, who scored his career-best scoring run with nine goals in all competitions.
Des Buckingham’s attacking arsenal also gave him the flexibility to switch between different formations during matches.
“they [MCFC) want to go for the championship. We have to understand how to play against them, we need to learn to switch off their quality and don’t give them space. They want to play with the ball. We have analysed them and we will try our best,” said the German.
Championship-chasing Mumbai is, however, seven points off the top of Hyderabad FC, which has played a game more. Coach Buckingham is not worried about the lost points early in the campaign. “With five games in, we have scored more goals [until Thursday] than any other team in the league. We’ve got two wins after five games, so we’ve been a little short on the defensive. As long as we continue to do better in each game, the points will come,” he said.
With the monsoon setting in the city, Chennaiyin decided to stay back in Kolkata after their victory over East Bengal to train in favorable conditions.
Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City FC: Kick-off, telecast and live streaming information
Where and when will the Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City match be played?
Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City ISL match will begin at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at 7:30 PM IST, November 12, 2022.
Where can you watch Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City match?
The Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City ISL match will be telecast live on Star Sports Network. Viewers can also live stream the match online on the Disney+Hotstar OTT platform.