ATK Mohun Bagan FC will be playing Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Thursday for the Indian Super League game at 7:30 PM IST. ATK Mohun Bagan has acquired the second spot with 21 points while Chennaiyin FC has occupied the sixth position with 15 points.
ATK Mohun Bagan FC played 11 matches out of which they won six games, lost twice and had a draw on two occasions. Chennaiyin FC played 12 games, they won thrice and lost thrice while they had a draw on six occasions.
ATK Mohun Bagan FC showed co-ordination and discipline throughout the on-going ISL season. The Mariners would want to clinch those three crucial points to get closer to the table- toppers Mumbai City FC.
Chennaiyin FC has been inconsistent in on-going season and will be aiming for a couple of victories to break into the top four of the ISL standings. They will be entering into this game after a goalless draw against SC East Bengal.
The two teams will be facing each other for the second time after the merger of ATKFC and Mohun Bagan AC. Chennaiyin FC and ATK Mohun Bagan FC played a goalless draw earlier in the season.
ATK Mohun Bagan FC has a fully fit squad available for selection. Nongdamba Naorem and Michael Soosairaj are ruled out due to ACL injuries. Javier Hernandez has started training but lacks match fitness.
Rafael Crivellaro has been ruled out due to an ankle injury. Manuel Lanzarote is quarantined and won’t be playing till January 31. Jakub Sylvester might be starting alongside Esmael Goncalves.