ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC VS SC East Bengal: CFC vs SCEB 5 Key battles to watch out for- Fifth placed Chennaiyin FC take on 9 th placed SC East Bengal tonight in the Indian Super League. East Bengal can go level on points with Chennaiyin if they win tonight, while if Chennaiyin come out triumphant they break into the top four.
In such a key matchup, let’s look at 5 battles that will be important for the deciding of this tie.
ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC VS SC East Bengal: Battle 1
Esmael Goncalves vs Scott Neville: Heroes for their respective teams in their last matches, striker Goncalves and defender Neville were both on the scoresheet. Goncalves’ brace saw Chennaiyin sink Odisha, while Scott Neville’s last equaliser helped East Bengal level the score vs Kerala. How these two fare up tonight will be entertaining to watch!
ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC VS SC East Bengal: Battle 2
Lallianzuala Chhangte vs Ankit Mukherjee: One of the most creative Indians VS one of the better Indian wingbacks in the league will be an enticing watch. Chhangte has created 4 big chances and has 1.3 key passes per game, while Ankit Mukherjee has 1.5 interceptions per game and 2.0 tackles per game.
ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC VS SC East Bengal: Battle 3
Matti Steinmann vs Anirudh Thapa: A battle for midfield dominance. Steinmann has been the anchor of the East Bengal midfield, and Thapa has been an excellent central midfielder for the Mariners. Steinmann has 3 goals and 2 assists this season while Thapa has 2 goals and maintains 2.6 interceptions per game.
ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC VS SC East Bengal: Battle 4
Bright Enobakhare vs Enes Sipovic: One of the brightest young attackers vs the ever-present defenders for Chennaiyin, this matchup will be interesting to watch. Bright has announced himself as a technical superstar in the league so far whereas Sipovic has been the stellar defender for Chennaiyin.
ISL 2020-21 Chennaiyin FC VS SC East Bengal: Battle 5
Jacques Maghoma VS Eli Sabia: Sipovic’s partner, Eli Sabia will have his work cut out while dealing with East Bengal’s Jcques Maghoma, who has scored 3 goals and provided one assist so far. The teamwork of Maghoma and Enobakhare seems to be an enticing battle with the cohesion of Sipovic and Sabia.