ATK Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC who are recognized for playing aggressively will clash in
the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) on Thursday.
Since the beginning of ISL 2020-21, ATK Mohun Bagan has been one of the most reliable
parties. However, they come into his encounter on a loss and a draw in their last few
ATK Mohun Bagan has the best defensive units this season with the reliable Arindam
Bhattacharya. They have a reliable pair of Tiri and Sandesh Jhingan to hold the backline.
With Subhashish Bose and Pritam Kotal on the flanks, they kept several clean sheets during
Head coach Antonio Lopez Habas, who missed goals, would hope for a better result from their
attack. They have scored just 11 goals despite Roy Krishna, David Williams, and Manvir Singh
in the frontline, the second-lowest tally in the league.
After a draw with SC East Bengal, Csaba Laszlo's Chennaiyin FC clashed with ATK Mohun Bagan.
The Marina Machans have only won once in their last five games.
With the playoff spots in his sights, Laszlo will hope that as the second half of the season
progresses, his side will get better results. Following the injury to skipper Rafael
Crivellaro, their midfield sustained a significant loss.
In the Chennaiyin FC midfield now, Anirudh Thapa is the leading light and manages the rhythm
and tempo of their game. He has the inherent capacity to build and complete the team's
Since making his comeback from injury, Esmael Goncalves has been impressive and got a couple
of goals to his credit. The struggles of overseas signing Jakub Sylvestr persisted in front
of the goal.
When they met each other earlier this season, the two sides shared the spoils in a 0-0
stalemate. To continue their pursuit of the ISL playoffs at the end of the season, both
teams need a win.
Chennaiyin FC attackers will have to play very well to get goals on the board against a good
ATK MB defence. The reliance of ATK Mohun Bagan on Roy Krishna for objectives could prove
expensive for them. To take care as well, they will need Manvir Singh or David Williams.