🇮🇳 ISL 2020/21 Season- Matchday 4- Previews, Match Results, Discussions

ATK Mohun Bagan reclaimed the top spot with a narrow win against Odisha to conclude Matchday 3.

Matchday 4 kicks off tonight with Chennaiyin locking horns with Bengaluru FC.

In this thread we will be covering 5 fixtures of Matchday 4 (of 11) from December 4-7.

Previous matches:


Match 16: Chennaiyin FC Vs Bengaluru FC

The two southern rivals Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC will face-off in a key clash tonight at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.

Chennaiyin FC will look to get back to winning ways while Bengaluru FC would want to secure its first victory of the campaign.

Chennaiyin has secured a 2-1 win over Jamshedpur FC in the opener, and settled for a point against Kerala Blasters, courtesy a spurned penalty.

BFC, on the other hand, has started with two draws and is struggling to build momentum. Question marks are being raised over the side’s offensive play, with the 2018-19 champion having recorded just 12 shots in its two games, with only three of them on target.

Overall Head To Head - CFC- BFC (Total: 7 | Wins - CFC: 3 , BFC: 3 , Draws:1 )


Recent Head-to-Head form (Last 5 games)

Both sides have won two games each.

Last 5 Games:

CFC vs BFC: 0-0

BFC vs CFC: 3-0

CFC vs BFC: 2-1

BFC vs CFC: 1-0

BFC vs CFC: 1-2

Goals scored:

Chennaiyin FC: 8

Bengaluru FC: 11

(CFC has failed to score against BFC thrice in their last four meetings)

Top 3 scorers:

5 goals- Sunil Chhetri (BFC)

3 goals- Miku (BFC)

2 goals- Mailson Alves (CFC)

Clean sheets:

Chennaiyin FC: 0

Bengaluru FC: 3


Review of southern Darby | ISL | BFC 1-0 CFC

What would I say, bengaluru holds the trend against chennaian FC. I thoroughly observed the match and I feel like two giants are fighting against each other with blunt swords. I mean both the team needs a lot of improvement in the striking force.

Felt for Anirudh Thapa as he got injured at the first place, rather ashique beat him out of the ground. Because of this incident chennaian attack force was badly affected and champion player like crivellaro was completely missing his presence.

Chennaian showed the formation of 4-2-3-1 but eventually they are playing 4-4-2. At start Isma was placed at the left which was ineffective for him , but as the match progressed he was brought back to right where he should play.

Two indian player changte from CFC and Suresh from BFC was beautiful to watch, specially Suresh ,this 20 year old lad played like a mid Field maestro today.

From BFC point of view , they show case their dead ball variations. But Demus - Partalu combination is yet to be activated.

Sylvester from CFC and Brown from BFC was completely off.

Hard luck to CFC as one sure penalty was not given. ISL should adopt VRS if the refs are so gross .

Good point is that sunil got a goal from penalty as well as he was the fastest sprinter in the match 37 kmph.

On this note what I badly feel, again I had to mention that striking needs to be refreshed.
BFC can project Sunil as their first striker . As per my opinion this actually can work.

Let’s hope for some great football ahead in this season. Let’s football.


Chennaiyin FC 0-1 Bengaluru FC

Chhetri penalty goal gives Bengaluru 1-0 win. It was Chhetri’s first goal of the season. Blues have taken their first 3 points, first victory of the campaign.

Both teams had multiple chances to score but both goalkeepers, Vishal Kaith and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu did better in the second half pulling off spectacular saves.


Great review bro! :+1:


Not a dominating performance by BFC Boys… I think Blues needs to improve their attack.


Man of the Match award - Suresh Wangjam

Post Match Presentation - Chennaiyin FC 0-1 Bengaluru FC - Match 16 | Hero ISL 2020-21


This battle of the two former Hero ISL champions witnessed its newest chapter today! Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC battled it out for the eighth time in the competition. Sunil Chhetri once again was the difference maker as the BFC skipper maintained his cool from the spot to help Carles Cuadrat’s side register their first win of the season!

Highlights - Chennaiyin FC 0-1 Bengaluru FC - Match 16 | Hero ISL 2020-21


Preview: 2020/21 ISL- NorthEast United vs SC East Bengal, 5th December, 3pm (BST) 7:30pm (IST)

Northeast United face SC East Bengal in Match 17 of the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) season at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, Goa, on Saturday evening.

East Bengal have endured a difficult start to their season so far, losing both their opening two games. They haven’t yet scored a goal in the ISL and have conceded five.

In their last match, East Bengal were torn apart by a Hugo Boumous masterclass, as Mumbai City FC beat them 3-0.

From a NorthEast United perspective, the start to the season so far has been encouraging for Gerard Nus. They sit in fifth place with five points from their opening three games and are level on points with third-placed Bengaluru FC and Hyderabad in fourth place.

After a 1-0 win over Mumbai City FC in their opening game, NorthEast United have drawn 2-2 against Kerala Blasters and 1-1 against FC Goa

This will be the first game to ever take place between NorthEast United and SC East Bengal.

What are your predictions? :thinking:


Northeast United are undefeated after three matches this season and possess a success rate of 27.72 in the league with 28 wins from 101 matches.

Do you see them tasting defeat today? :thinking:


NorthEast United and SC East Bengal Matchday Squads

NorthEast United: Sanjiban Ghosh, Subhasish Roy, Gurmeet, Nikhil Deka, Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar, Mashoor Shereef, Nabin Rabha, Nim Dorjee, Provat Lakra, Wayne Vaz, Rakesh Pradhan, Federico Gallego, Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, Imran Khan, Lalrempuia Fanai, Pragyan Gogoi, Rochharzela, Idrissa Sylla, Luis Machado, Kwesi Appiah, Britto PM, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Lalkhawpuimawia, Suhair Vadakkepeedika.

SC East Bengal: Debjit Majumder, Rafique Ali, Mirshad Michu, Sankar Roy, Daniel Fox, Scott Neville, Gurtej Singh, Narayan Das, Lalramchullova, Abhishek Ambekar, Rana Gharami, Samad Mallick, Mohamed Irshad, Ningthoukhongjam Rohen Singh, Anil Chawan, Novin Gurung, Pritam Singh, Aaron Hammadi-Holloway, Anthony Pilkington, Matti Steinman, Jacques Maghoma, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Bikash Jairu, Sehnaj Singh, Surchandra Singh, Loken Metei, Haobam Singh, Milan Singh, Wahengbam Luwang, Mohamed Rafique, Yumnam Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Balwant Singh, CK Vineeth, Girik Khosla, Harmanpreet Singh.



33’ Own Goal

NEUFC lead with the help of a fortunate own goal.



Full Time: Northeast United 2-0 SC East Bengal

S. Singh own goal and a late second from Roccharzela ensured Northeast United second win of the season.



Hattrick of losses for East Bengal!

NorthEast United wins 2-0. With this win, Gerard Nus’ men secured their first win of the season. On the other hand East Bengal remain at the bottom place without a single point on the board yet.


NorthEast United FC entered the 100-goal club in the Hero ISL with a hard-fought 2-0 win over SC East Bengal. Surchandra Singh’s own goal and Rochharzela’s first goal of the competition was enough to extend the Highlanders’ unbeaten run to four this campaign!

Highlights - NorthEast United FC FC 2-0 SC East Bengal - Match 17 | Hero ISL 2020-21

Hero Man of the Match - Benjamin Lambot

Post Match Presentation - NorthEast United FC 2-0 SC East Bengal


This is the 2nd win for NEUFC , They had won against mumbai city fc.


@Shubhayan : My mistake :grimacing:

You are right its NEU 2nd win. Earlier, it was WDD.


Mumbai City vs Odisha FC - 5:00 PM

Bartholomew Ogbeche and Rowllin Borges scored the goals to hand Mumbai City FC a 2-0 win against Odisha FC.

Clean Sheet # :three: for Mumbai City



FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC - 7:30 PM

Goa, Kerala Eye First Win

FC Goa and Kerala Blasters have played a total of three matches, out of which they have both lost one match each while the other two have been a draw.


Here’s how FC Goa and Kerala Blasters will take the field to :crossed_swords: it out in Fatorda!