This is supposed to be one of the marquee fixtures in the Indian Super League, but Chennaiyin's struggles since last season and ATK's apparent transition period take the sheen out of the latest battle. But a lot is riding on this game still, for Chennaiyin need a win to stop themselves from falling into the same abyss of last season's struggles, while ATK aim to maintain their positive start to the new season.
That said, Chennai will have to be on top of their game as ATK are fresh from a 5-0 win against Hyderbad FC. So the visitors will be confident of getting a result at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium unless Chennaiyin FC improves at the back and show more composer in the final third.
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Teams: Chennaiyin FC host ATK in ISL gameweek 3
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Match Timing: October 30, 07:30 PM (IST)
Where can I watch the Indian Super League match?
Star Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast Indian Super League 2019-20 season in India. Fans can also enjoy the live-action on the Hotstar App.
What's ATK vs CFC Dream11 Team News:
No reported injuries or suspension for Chennaiyin to concern with ahead of the tilt against ATK.
John Gregory made a few changes to the playing 11 which lost 3-0 at FC Goa, and the improvement was there to see as Chennaiyin managed a shutout against Mumbai City FC.
Tondonba Singh replaced Jerry Lalrinzuala at left-back and the former should get the nod here again following a solid performance. Dhanpal Ganesh and Anirudh Thapa should form the base in the midfield with Lallianzuala Chhangte and Dragoș Firțulescu providing width.
The visitors are also at full-strength with all the players available for selection. Antonio López Habas tinkered with the playing 11 as he moved Carl McHugh into the midfield and started with a three-man backline. Expect Lopez to stick with the same system here. Pronay Halder pushes for a start.
ATK vs CFC likely playing 11:
Chennaiyin FC: Kaith (GK), Tondonba, Goian, Eli Saba, Edwin, Thapa, Dhanpal, Chhangte, Dragos, Crivellaro, Schembri
ATK: Arindam (GK), Anas, Iniguez, Kotal, Soosairaj, Rane, Mchugh, Prabir, Hernandez, Williams, Krishna
Squads for the match:
Goalkeepers: Karanjit Singh, Vishal Kaith, Sanjiban Ghosh
Defenders: Eli Sabia Filho, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Deepak Tangri, Ngasepam Tondonba Singh, Zohmingliana Ralte, Laldinliana R, Hendry Antonay, Masih Saighani, Lucian Goian, Chongompipa Reamsochung Aimol
Midfielders: Lallianzuala Chhangte, Germanpreet Singh, Rafael Schuler Anirudh Thapa, Dhanapal Ganesh, Crivellar, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Petrut Firtulescu, Khangenbam Thoi Singh
Forward: Nerijus Valskis, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Rahim Ali, Andre Schembri
Goalkeepers: Dheeraj Singh, Arindam Bhattacharya, Avilash Paul, Lara
Defenders: Anas Edathodika, Arnab Mondal, Agus Garcia, Ranjan Salam, Sandeep Singh, Anil Chawan, John Johnson, Aiborlang Khongjee, Ankit Mukherjee, Prabir Das, Ricky Lallawmawma, Sena Ralte, Pritam Kotal, Boris Thangjam
Midfielders: Hitesh Sharma, Gopi Yumnam, Cavin Lobo, Carl McHugh, Pronay Halder, Asish Pradhan, Michael Ragin, Sehnaj Singh, Ragav Gupta, Malsawmzuala, Javi Hernandez, Dario Vidosic, Michael Soosairaj
Forwards: Jayesh Rane, Komal Thatal, David Williams, Balwant Singh, Jobby Justin, Roy Krishna, Edu Garcia, H Lalmuankima
ATK vs CFC Dream11 Teams: