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Mumbai City FC


Chennaiyin FC

DY Patil Stadium ,Mumbai

23rd November 2014, 19:00IST


Chennayin FC head into the 10th game of their Indian Super League season , standing at the top of the table with the oppurtunity to go 3 points clear of the teams in the 2nd and 3rd positions .Chennayin FC demolished Pune City FC at their backyard with a 3-1 scoreline , which took them to the top of the table.Mumbai City FC were held to a goalless draw at their homeground , against FC Goa .The point was enough to elevate them in top 4 of the Indian Super League , but a defeat can make them drop 3 places, while a win would take them one step further to qualify for the semi’s of the Indian Super League.With lot of things at stake , Navi Mumbai will witness a mouth watering clash .

Team News and Tactical Brief:

Mumbai City FC

Peter Reid will probably start with a 4-4-1-1 formation , that has been successfull .Subrata Paul will take up his position in goal , with Deepak Mondal and Peter Costa taking their place in Left and Right back respectively with Cmovs and Friedrich pairing each other in the centre of defence .Lanrindike Ralte will be deployed on the left side of midfield with Subhash Singh being played on the right side of midfield. Peter Reid will pair up jan Stohanzl and Johan Letzelter in the centre of the park ,with Stohanzl’s ability to break up play and starting up new attacks a vital reason for Mumbai City’s recent success .Andre Moritz will start just behind the striker with Nicolas Anelka taking his place in attack.

Expected Starting XI against Chennaiyin FC (4-4-1-1) : Subrata Paul , Deepak Mondal , Peter Costa , Pavel Cmovs , Manuel Friedrich , Lalrindike Ralte , Subhash Singh , Jan Stohanzl , Johan Letzelter , Andre Moritz and Nicolas Anelka .

Team News and Tactical Brief:

Chennaiyin FC

Marco Materazzi will start Gennaro Bracigliano in goal , with Dhanachandra Singh and Harmanjot Singh Khabra starting at Left Back and Right Back respectively with Bernanrd Mendi and Gouramangi Singh pairing each other in Central Defence . Former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba expected to start in central midfield with Bojan Djordic and Denson Devadas starting at Right Midfield and Left Midfield respectively .Elano is expected to play in the hole , just behind the strikers .Colombian John Stiven Mendoza Valencia and Jeje Lalpekhlua is expected to lead the line upfornt for the Chennai based team.

Expected Starting XI against Mumbai City FC (4-3-3) : Gennaro Bracigliano , Dhanachandra Singh ,Harmanjot Singh Khabra ,Bernanrd Mendi , Gouramangi Singh , Eric Djemba-Djemba ,Denson Devadas ,Bojan Djordic ,Elano ,John Stiven Mendoza Valencia and Jeje Lalpekhlua .

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Mumbai City FC 1-2 Chennaiyin FC

With Chennai having the oppurtunity to cement their place at the top of the table and with their recent performances this looks like a game which should be a comfortable one for the Away side .Mumbai have somehow managed to get 1 points form their recent matches , but this is a fixture the home team have to be on top form to take a single point of their opponents