FC Pune City will host defending champions Chennayin FC in the 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) at the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune, on Tuesday evening.
|Game||FC Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC|
|Date||Tuesday, November 6|
|Time||7:30 PM IST|
TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM
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|
FC PUNE CITY:
Injured - None
Doubtful - Marko Stankovic
Suspended - None
Key Players - Marcelinho, Emiliano Alfaro
Injured - Dhanpal Ganesh
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None
Key Players - Raphael Augusto, Gregory Nelson
FC Pune City and Chennaiyin FC have not been able to win a single game this season and the pair are languishing at the bottom of the table.
Monday’s fixture at the Balewadi Sports complex can be the one that changes fortunes for one of these teams and provide a psychological edge for the upcoming battles.
FC Pune City have been in terrible form and head coach Miguel Angel Portugal was given the sack after three games.
Pradyum Reddy has been the caretaker ever since and the team has shown promise higher up the pitch in the past two games.
After an impressive attacking performance against FC Goa, Reddy will be looking at Emiliano Alfaro and Marcelinho to provide the edge against a struggling Chennai defence. However, against Kerala Blasters, they lacked a cutting edge and could score only one goal.
The defending champions have lost five of their six games and drawn one against a pallid Delhi side.
John Gregory’s tactical changes including Inigo Calderon at central defence and winger Francesco Fernando at right-back hasn’t particularly worked out as the defence continues to look fragile.
However, Chennaiyin have circulated possession well and created chances but the frontline has fired blanks.
Chennaiyin’s defence needs to stand tall and deny the Stallions, should them have any hopes of climbing up the table. Also, it’s high time Jeje Lalpekhlua lives up to his reputation.
Expect wholesale changes from John Gregory's team for this fixture.