Matchday 15 of ISL 2020-21 season kicks off today with Chennaiyin taking on Mumbai City tonight.
In this thread, we will be covering 5 fixtures of Game Week 15 from 25th to 29th January 2021
Game Week 15 Fixtures
Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City FC 8:30pm (IST)
North East United vs ATK Mohun Began 8:30pm (IST)
Kerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur 8:30pm (IST)
Hyderabad vs Bengaluru FC 8:30pm (IST)
FC Goa vs East Bengal 8:30pm (IST)
A perfect 10 from Mourtada Fall while Akash Mishra retains his place!
Here’s your Round 14 Team of the Week
Match Preview: Mumbai City look to continue unbeaten run against Chennaiyin
Mumbai City FC will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2020-21 to 12 games when they face Chennaiyin FC at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on Monday. The Islanders find themselves sitting comfortable at the top of the league and will be aiming to do the double over the Marina Machans having beaten them 2-1 earlier in the campaign.
The head-to-head between the teams though suggests that we could be in for a close contest. The two sides have squared off 13 times with Chennaiyin winning six times and Mumbai City emerging triumphant on five occasions.
However, Sergio Lobera’s men will back themselves to get the job done against a Chennaiyin outfit that’s struggled to find the back of the net this season. Unbeaten in their last 11 games with nine wins during that incredible run, a victory or draw will see the Islanders equal FC Goa’s record unbeaten streak of 12 games in the Hero ISL.
Chennaiyin FC make 2 changes in their starting XI, while Mumbai City FC name 3 with Bartholomew Ogbeche starting up front
Ogbeche’s header the difference between the two sides at the break.
Mumbai City FC midfielder Hugo Boumous has the best differential between expected assists (2.64) and assists (six) at this stage of the ISL 7 season (+3.36).
5 of the season for Bartholomew Ogbeche
Mumbai City FC have only conceded 2 goals in the 2nd half in ISL 2020-21
Can Chennaiyin FC break down their rock-solid defence in the upcoming 45 minutes?
Chennaiyin FC 1-1 Mumbai City FC
Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten run in ISL 2020-21 remains intact as it draws 1-1 with Chennaiyin FC. Ogbeche put the Islanders ahead in the 21st minute with a thumping header, while Chennaiyin drew level when Isma struck from the spot in the 76th minute.
The draw sees Mumbai City FC equal FC Goa’s record of 12-game unbeaten run. Mumbai City FC remains on top of the standings, while Chennaiyin moves to the fifth spot.
Chennaiyin 1-1 Mumbai City: The Marina Machans ride Isma strike to hold the Islanders…
Chennaiyin FC hold Mumbai City FC to a 1-1 draw at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on Monday.
CFC began the match on an attacking note but Mumbai City FC then controlled most of the possession creating plenty of chances. Bartholomew Ogbeche (21’) broke the deadlock for the Islanders in the first-half as they continued to impose thread on their opponents. Chennaiyin FC, however, returned with plenty of intent in the second-half as Isma (76’) scored from the spot to put the game on level terms. Chennaiyin FC was awarded the penalty, courtesy of a poor challenge from Ahmed Jahouh, inside the box.
By the virtue of the result, Mumbai City FC remain at the top of table while Chennaiyin FC are at the fifth spot.
Bipin Singh is the winner of the DHL Winning Pass of the Match for assisting Bartholomew Ogbeche’s goal.
Amey Ranawade is tonight’s Hero of the Match for his magnificent performance at the back for Mumbai City
Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City FC fought out a 1-1 draw in tonight’s HeroISL contest. Both teams came out aggressive and looked to strike early. A typical Mumbai City FC build-up play allowed the Islanders to take the lead, courtesy of a Bartholomew Ogbeche header. Chennaiyin FC were able to claw their way back as they earned a penalty off a mishap from Ahmed Jahouh. Esmael Goncalves smashed home the spot-kick and put Csaba Laszlo’s side back in the game.
As both teams searched for the winner, the defences were up to the task and ensured no more goals ensued. With the result, Sergio Lobera’s side tied the record for most consecutive games unbeaten with a shot at history in their next outing.
Highlights - Chennaiyin FC 1-1 Mumbai City FC - Match 71
Post-match Presentation - Chennaiyin FC 1-1 Mumbai City FC - Match 71
That was Chennaiyin FC’s 7th draw of the season. The most by any team in this ISL campaign.
Ahmed Jahouh’s gift cost us two points’ - Mumbai City boss Sergio Lobera demands improvement from the midfielder.
Mumbai City’s unbeaten streak in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) extended to 12 games but they failed to register a win against Chennaiyin on Monday.
Sergio Lobera was unhappy after the game as he felt that his team dropped two points.
“I am disappointed with the result because my players have to be careful. They played a very good game and I am happy compared to the last game against East Bengal but when you drop two points obviously I cannot be happy.”
Lobera admitted that Ahmed Jahouh’s mistake cost the team two points but he wants to move on and shift his focus to the next match.
“We need to avoid these kinds of situations. We have players with experience and we need to know when to do certain things and when not to do. Obviously, it was a big mistake but now we have to focus on the next game. (Ahmed) Jahouh is a very good player and has done well throughout this season but he needs to improve in certain areas. Today he gave away a gift and we lost two points,” said the Spaniard.