ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC can opt for these 3 players to replace injured Raynier Fernandes

Mumbai City FC midfielder Raynier Fernades suffered a groin injury in the season opener against North East United FC and it has left the management in a state of bother. With just the opening match of the season played, MCFC will be devoid of the versatile Raynier Fernandes who extended his contract with the club till 2023 earlier this season.
While the club has a good bench strength, it will be interesting to see who will head gaffer Sergio Lobera start in his absence. Here is Insideport’s take on the 3 possible chances. 
Farukh Choudhary
Kashmiri speedster Farukh Choudhary replaced Fernandes in the 26th minute during MCFC’s 1-0 loss against North East United FC in the season opener. A natural with the ball, Farukh Choudhary will be one of the prime choice to start instead of Fernandes in tomorrow’s derby against FC Goa.
With an incredible attacking ability, Choudhary can very well fit into Lobera’s 4-2-3-1 formation and pair up alongside Hugo Boumous and Adam le Fondre in the midfield.
Bipin Singh

Bipin Singh joined the Mumbai City FC ranks from ATK in 2018 and was handed an extension till 2022 earlier in the season. In his two years so far, the Manipuri has shown promise whenever called upon.

Mumbai City started rebuilding their squad from scratch ahead of the 2018-19 Indian Super League season with the additions of Subhashish Bose, Shouvik Ghosh, and Mohammed Rafique and joining that revolution was Bipin Singh as well.

Asif Khan
19 year old Asif Khan is an unlikely probability but could be a gamble that Lobera can try out in the upcoming derby. A promising youngster, Asif is someone who was inducted into the senior squad in November last year after Anwar Ali’s withdrawal due to a congenital heart condition. Thus, even though Asif hasn’t appeared for the first-team yet, he has been a prominent part of the reserves over the course of the past couple of seasons.
being looked at as a bright candidate in Mumbai’s footballing circles and can turn out to be a revelation if given a chance this season.