Chennaiyin FC has eased past Hyderabad FC at G.M.C. Balayogi SATS Indoor Stadium on Friday to stay in the top-four hunt. FC Goa, Bengaluru FC and ATK are situated at three top positions in the League table of Hero Indian Super League. These three teams are certainly showing better performance than the others in this season. The only reason behind that is their Indian recruitment. The standard of foreigners is almost the same in each club.
All the clubs except Hyderabad FC are now trying to fit in the top four positions in the League table. Chennaiyin FC is currently at the seventh place in the League table with 12 points in 11 matches so far. On the other hand, Hyderabad FC is situated at the bottom of the League table with 5 points in the same number of matches. The results are not going in favour of Hyderabad FC. The head coach of Hyderabad FC, Phil Brown is unable to address the cause of his team’s downfall.
Phil Brown has fielded his side with a 4-3-3 formation in this match. Kamaljit Singh has been there under the bars for the home side. The pair of Gurtej Singh and Matthew Kilgallon have been chosen as the pair in the central defence. Ashish Rai and Nikhil Poojary have been playing as two side-backs. Adil Khan, Marko Stankovic and Rohit Kumar have been playing as three central midfielders. Marcelinho and Nestor Gordillo have been deployed at both the wings while Bobo was playing as the lone centre forward.
On the other hand, the head coach of Chennaiyin FC, Owen Coyle has fielded his side with a formation of 4-2-3-1. Vishal Kaith has been playing under the bars for the away side. The pair of Lucian Goian and Eli Sabia have been chosen in the central defence. Jerry Lalrinzuala and Edwin Sydney Vanspaul have been chosen as two full-backs. Anirudh Thapa and Germanpreet Singh have been playing as two central defensive midfielders.
Lallianzuala Chhangte and Andre Schembri have been deployed at both the wings. Rafael Crivellaro has been playing just behind the lone centre forward Nerijus Valskis.
Chennaiyin FC has taken the lead in the match at the 40th minute from Nerijus Valskis has passed the ball towards Rafael Crivellaro. Crivellaro has made no mistake to place perfectly into the net. Just three minutes later, Andre Schembri has provided a through ball towards Nerijus Valskis. Nerijus Valskis has scored an outstanding goal with his left-footed shot. The goalkeeper has no chance to save it. The first half has ended with a score-line of 2-0 in favour of Chennaiyin FC.
Nerijus Valskis scored his second goal of the match at the 65th minute. This time the pass has been provided by Rafael Crivellaro. Marcelinho has pulled one goal back for the home side at the 88th minute and the pass has been provided by Marko Stankovic. However, it has not been able to create an impact on the result of the game. The match has ended with a scoreline of 3-1 in favour of Chennaiyin FC.