It ends 0-0! 10-man SC East Bengal hold Chennaiyin FC to a goalless draw!
It ends 0-0! 10-man SC East Bengal hold Chennaiyin FC to a goalless draw!
89' - Another yellow!
Narayan Das gets a yellow card, the fifth of the night, for his tackle on Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev.
85' - Substitution!
SC East Bengal's Bright Enobakhare is brought off and in his lace comes on Aaron Joshua Holloway
75' - Wrong side of the net!
Jakub Sylvestr is found by Jerry Lalrinzuala just outside the penalty area, who passes it onto Lallianzuala Chhangte on the left. He gets the ball back in and Sylvestr's shot is off-target and only shuffles the side netting.
72' - Wide!
Anthony Pilkington runs down the spine of the CFC defence, keeping Deepak Tangri at bay. The SCEB forward side steps Tangri and takes a shot from some distance but his effort goes wide.
70' - Blocked!
Chennaiyin FC just kind find a way past Debjit Majumdar in the SC East Bengal goal!
Rahim Ali is found by Esmael Goncalves with an inch-perfect pass in behind the SCEB defence but the keeper is out to block the attempt with his leg.
66' - Another change due to injury!
Chennaiyin FC's Enes Sipovic looks like he can't carry on in this game and Deepak Tangri replaces the defender with Memo Mouro taking his place as a centreback.
63' - Save!
Daniel Fox plays a long ball to find Anthony Pilkington, who takes a snap shot. But Chennai's Vishal Kaith is up to it and makes a smart save.
60' - Another yellow!
Esmael Goncalves goes in the referee books fro bringing down Bright Enobakhare. He had to take on for the team as the break was on from the corner down at the SCEB goal.
56' - Yellow card!
The cars keep coming but Chennai's first of the night as Eli Sabia goes into the referee's book for his challenge on Anthony Pilkington!
51' - What a chance!
SCEB had the chance to take the lead as Anthony Pilkington found himself on the ball with the keeper of his line after Surchandra Singh found him with a pass from the left. The tight angles meant Pilkington's attempt only hit the side netting.
10-man SC East Bengal will hope to keep it the scoreline at 0-0 but Chennaiyin FC will want to change that!
At the end of the first 45, Anirudh Thapa looked in pain and he been brought off and Jakub Sylvestr has come in his place.
Chennaiyin FC have the numerical advantage but SC East Bengal have so far kept the scoreline at 0-0.
Robbie Fowler will have a few words to say to his wards (10) at the break!
43 - Close!
Anirudh Thapa is having a resurgence in this game after he was almost missing in mid-field in the initial moments of the game, he storms back with back-to-back chances.
He lobs a pass for Edwin Vanspaul on the right as Daniel Fox is across to kick it out for a goal kick.
Jerry Lalrinzuala plays it down the line for Esmael Goncalves, who passes it onto to Thapa. He gets past Daniel Fox as SCEB keeper Debjit Majumder is out of his line. Thapa is unable though to get his shot cum pass goalward as Narayan Das clears hit away.
34' - Yellow card!
SC East Bengal assistant coach Tony Grant is also shown a yellow card for dissent!
31' - Red Card!
SC East Bengal are down to 10 men as Ajay Chhetri gets his second yellow and he is off!
Ajay tackles Anirudh Thapa again! The referee has had enough and he has no option but tgive the youngster his marching orders.
23' - Over!
Eli Sabia gets an exact pass from Anirudh Thapa and crosses it to Enes Sipovic, who had an empty net to head into. His effort goes well over though.
22' - Yello card!
Ajay Chhetri goes into the referee's book for his mistimed challenge on Anirudh Thapa.
14' - Clattering tackle!
Milan Singh tackles Esmael Goncalves from behind. The referee blows his whistle for a free-kick.
10' - Jerry Fouls again!
Jerry Lalrinzuala is the culprit yet again as he brings down Ankit Mukherjee with a sliding tackle. The referee awards another free-kick.
7'- Brought down!
SCEB on the attack!
7' @Pilkington_11 looks to break into the opposition box, but Sipovic blocks him. Pilkington finds Bright, who looks to reach out for the ball, but is brought down by Jerry near the @ChennaiyinFC box.— SC East Bengal (@sc_eastbengal) January 18, 2021
CFC 0-0 SCEB#CFCSCEB #ChhilamAchiThakbo #WeAreSCEB #JoyEastBengal #ISL
5' - Trouble brewing!
Bright Enobakhare and Memo Moura are in a tussle as the Chennaiyin FC mid-fielder kept tugging at SC East Bengal forward's t-shirt. The referee awards a free-kick to SCEB.
...and we are off! Chennaiyin FC and SC East Bengal are away at the Fatorda!
Who will win this all-important clash?
Last time they met...
In the reverse fixture earlier this season, Matti Steinmann scored two goals to help SC East Bengal draw 2-2 against Chennaiyin FC!
SC East Bengal Starting XI -
Debjit Majumder (GK), Narayan Das, Scott Neville, Daniel Fox, Ankit Mukherjee, Surchandra Singh, Milan Singh, Anthony Pilkington, Ajay Chhetri, Jacques Maghoma, Bright Enobakhare.
TEAM NEWS 📰: Steinmann, Harmanpreet, Rana OUT; Pilkington, Surchandra, Ajay IN.— SC East Bengal (@sc_eastbengal) January 18, 2021
Pilkington, Bright and Maghoma start together for the first time this season! 🤩#ChhilamAchiThakbo #CFCSCEB #ISL pic.twitter.com/MBvXMwFdsO
Chennaiyin FC Starting XI -
Vishal Kaith (GK), Reagan Singh, Enes Sipovic, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Edwin Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Memo Moura, Rahim Ali, Esmael Goncalves.
6 vs 9!
6th placed Chennaiyin FC take on 9th placed SC East Bengal!
In #HeroISL 2020-21,@ChennaiyinFC scored the least goals 🔟@sc_eastbengal faced the most shots on goal 1⃣7⃣0⃣— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 18, 2021
Can Csaba Laszlo's side improve their tally in #CFCSCEB?#LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/3ZM4v1cq0r
SC East Bengal Squad -
Goalkeepers: Debjit Majumder, Sankar Roy, Mirshad Michu, Suvam Sen
Defenders: Samad Mallick, Daniel Fox, Scott Neville, Narayan Das, Mohamed Irshad, Gurtej Singh, N Rohen Singh, Lalramchullova, Rana Gharami, Anil Chawan, Raju Gaikwad, Ankit Mukherjee
Midfielders: Sehnaj Singh, Matti Steinmann, Jacques Maghoma, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Wahengbam Luwang, Bikash Jairu, Yumnam Singh, Surchandra Singh, Loken Meitei, Mohammed Rafique, Aaron Joshua Holloway, Anthony Pilkington, Milan Singh, Haobam Singh, Ajay Chhetri
Forwards: Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, CK Vineeth, Girik Khosla, Harmanpreet Singh, Bright Enobakhare
ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Chennaiyin FC vs SC East Bengal Latest Updates: SC East Bengal's Ajay Chhetri was shown a second yellow in the 31st minute against Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League at the Fatorda Stadium. Chennaiyin have lost just one of their last seven matches. That seems quite impressive, but the two-time champs have had five draws in their last 11 games, on par with their opponents SC East Bengal. Only NorthEast United have played more draws this season than the two teams. Follow all the live updates of Chennaiyin FC vs SC East Bengal in News18 Sports' blog.
CFC coach Csaba Laszlo will look to add some wins to his team's tally when they and hoped his team would do better. “We had a lot of draws where we could have won games but I think we will get stronger in the second part of the season and I hope that the team will show not just their fighting spirit but also that we can score more goals and win games," he said.
SCEB’s new signing Bright Enobarkhare has made a huge impact for the Kolkata side, who have managed to crawl their way higher after spending most of the first part of the league at the bottom.However, the Chennaiyin coach is ready for the challenge which awaits his side tomorrow.
“SC East Bengal got some good new players in. They try hard in the offense but I also have some good defensive players. We are strong in the midfield and we are also a team that stays compact. If we stay compact, I think we have enough quality to win the game against SCEB," said Laszlo.
Chennaiyin has had to endure many injuries this season, but the coach sounded optimistic and positive. “We have players waiting to show their talent and the atmosphere and chemistry in the team is good," he said.
SCEB are unbeaten in their last six games, and coach Robbie Fowler's team is now just five points below the playoffs position.
Fowler believes his side can make it through and said, “There are plenty of positives we can gather. There are a lot of points to play for and we’ll continue to try and get those points. So until it's mathematically impossible, we will go on believing that we can do it,”
“Morale is absolutely fantastic. We are taking baby steps to get to where we believe we should and want to be. We got to keep going and keep doing what we got to do. Let’s not lose games and that’s what we are trying to do,” added Fowler.