ISL 2018-19: Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters - TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview

Chennayin FC and Kerala Blasters are set to lock horns in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Chennai, on Thursday evening.

Game Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters
Date Thursday, November 29
Time 7:30 PM IST



John Gregory Chennaiyin FC ISL 5

The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the ISL. The games will be shown with the option of English and/or Hindi commentary over their bouquet of television as well as digital platforms.

India TV channels Online streams
Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 1/HD Hotstar and Jio TV

Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages across India.

Malayalam TV channel Tamil TV channel
Asianet Movies Star Sports Tamil




Chennaiyin possible XI

Injured - Dhanpal Ganesh
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Raphael Augusto, Mailson Alves


Kerala Blasters possible XI v Chennaiyin FC ISL 5

Injured - None 
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players -  Slavisa Stojanovic, Sandesh Jhingan


Chennaiyin FC looked a rejuvenated side when they downed FC Pune City 4-2 to win their first three points of the season. However, they were brought crashing back down in the 3-1 defeat on Sunday at the hands of Jamshedpur.

John Gregory's side have suffered the most number of defeats (6) in the current season of the ISL. They have a mere four points from eight matches and are on level on points with the bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos. 

John Gregory has tried from playing Francis Fernandes at right back to fielding Inigo Calderon as a defensive midfielder. Carlos Salom has been tried in place of an off colour Jeje Lalpekhlua while using Andrea Orlandi hasn't paid off either. 

They haven’t been defensively sold either which was their hallmark from last season. Chennaiyin's star players have failed to deliver as per expectations, leaving the option to perhaps hand an opportunity to untested players such as Srinivasan Pandian, Zohmingliana Ralte and others.

There is a good chance that Karanjit Singh, who had a shoddy performance in Jamshedpur, could possibly miss out on a starting berth with Sanjiban Ghosh waiting in line.

Mailson Alves Rafael Augusto Chennaiyin FC ISL 5

David James wouldn’t have expected his side to be beaten after being in the lead for 90+3 minutes against NorthEast United. Kerala Blasters conceded twice in injury time to register their third successive loss after four draws with their only win coming on the opening day against ATK.

Seven points from eight games is what they have coming into this tie as they are now on a seven-game winless run.

The Yellow Army have four games before the Christmas break to get their season on track starting with a win against Chennaiyin FC who are also struggling to find their feet as well.

Complacency, especially to concede late goals, will be the last thing Kerala will want. The onus will be on the senior players such as Sandesh Jhingan, Chekiyot Vineeth to put in a strong display and lift the spirit of the squad.​

It remains to be seen which team can get themselves up and produce a strong display in order to save their season.