Player Ratings – NorthEast United FC vs Chennaiyin FC

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It’s another stalemate in this year’s Indian Super League as both NorthEast and Chennai failed to break the deadlock on Sunday at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa.

Chennaiyin FC yet again struggled in the attacking third and didn’t breach the NEUFC barrier whereas the Highlanders displayed a tranquil performance throughout the game and preserved their “Undefeated” streak.

The Marina Machans began the game without their captain, Crivellaro and were off to a shaky start. Soon, Chennai dominated and held the majority of the possession but their efforts went in vain as they didn’t convert the chances to a goal. NorthEast on the other hand fought and came back equally to settle for a goalless draw.

Let us now analyse the performance of each player:

Chennaiyin FC

Vishal Kaith – 8.5

The CFC Guardian was the best performer for the team. He made a couple of stunning saves and never gave a chance for the NorthEast attack.  

Reagan Singh – 7

The Right Back had a decent game with minimal errors. He supported their defensive play and ensured a clean sheet for his Team.

Eli Sabia – 7.5

Chennaiyin Captain, Sabia led their defence from the front and strengthened their wall. He almost scored a goal from a header in the 79th minute of the game. 

Memo Moura – 7.5

Memo proved as a better replacement for Sipovic and was impressive at the backline. He made many crucial blocks in the box and saved the team from danger.

Jerry Lalrinzuala – 8

Jerry was simply outstanding in this match. He was so vulnerable in the first half and was more challenging for the NEUFC defenders. The left-back also created few chances in the attack and significantly did well in the defending third.

Germanpreet Singh – 7

German, only did an average job in the midfield and his performance didn’t live up to the expectations.

Deepak Tangri – 7.5

The 21-year-old versatile player was all over the park; he formed a defensive partnership with Memo and Sabia and was also monumental in building the Chennai attack.

Edwin Sydney Vanspaul – 7.5

Edwin displayed a classical show in the first half and tested the NEUFC Goal Keeper in the 16th minute. He made vital interceptions in the middle and was instrumental in holding the possession.

Fatkhullo Fatkhulloev – 6.5

The Tajikistan Winger didn’t live up to the expectations and his performances have slowly started to deteriorate in the last two games. He was never a threat for the NEUFC defenders.

Jakub Sylvestr – 7.5

The 31-year-old Slovakian Striker tested the goalkeeper in the 60th minute but failed to find the back of the net. But, Sylvestr did his defending duties well and shielded the Chennai defence in the corner kicks.

Lallianzuala Chhangte – 7.5

Chhangte was initially on fire and slightly caused problems with his pressing. He created adequate chances in the game but failed to capitalise a goal-scoring opportunity from a rebound in the 60th minute.

Substitutes:

Anirudh Thapa – 7.5

The Indian International returned after an injury in the 75th minute and immediately made an impact in the pitch. He found himself in perfect areas and boosted the goal-scoring chances for the team.

Dhanpal Ganesh – 7.5

The towering midfielder surprisingly came in as a Striker in the dying minutes of the match and almost did a magic for his team. Ganesh provided the ball in a platter to Thapa which was later spoiled by Thoi Singh.

Thoi Singh – 6.5

The Veteran Winger came at the 81st minute and replaced Fatkhullo in the right flank. His silly mistake in the final few minutes proved costly and ruined the goal-scoring opportunity.

Abhijit Sarkar – Not Rated

He came from the bench at the very last moment. So, he can’t be rated.

NorthEast United FC

Gurmeet Singh – 8

The NorthEast Goal Keeper was tested few times by the Chennaiyin Players but he kept his composure and finished the match with a clean sheet.

Ashutosh Mehta – 7

The Right Back had an ordinary game and wasn’t much effective in the pitch. He was easily overpowered by Chhangte.

Benjamin Lambot – 7.5

The Belgian Defender stood like a rock at the back and perfectly dealt with the Chennai crosses.

Dylan Fox – 7.5

The 26-year-old Australian Centre Back had a good game where he supported his colleague Lambot and strengthened the NEUFC wall.

Gurjinder – 7.5

The young lad was solid in the left flank. Initially, he created few chances in the attack and also kept the Chennaiyin Wingers quiet.

Apuia – 7.5

The NorthEast Skipper kept the Midfield busy and supported his fellow teammates Camara & Machado to regain the possession.

Khassa Camara – 8.5

The Mauritania Midfielder won the Hero of the Match award. Camara patrolled the NEUFC Midfield and was so lethal in the middle. He made some vital tackles and created a lot of trouble for the Marina Machans.

Luis Machado – 7.5

Machado gave an above-average performance in this match. He created a few chances in the set pieces and operated in either flanks. He was substituted in the halfway mark and was replaced by Appiah.

Ninthoinganba Meetei – 8

The 19-year-old Indian Midfielder was electric in the right flank. He constantly fired a few crosses to the strikers and created a lot of chances to score.

Idrissa Sylla – 7

The Guinean Striker just fired a single shot on target but missed a couple of easy opportunities and went home empty-handed.

V P Suhair – 7.5

The Former Mohun Bagan Forward continued his good form from the last season and easily outplayed Reagan Singh in the wings. He delivered a few crosses and almost gave an assist to Sylla in the second half.

Substitutes:

Kwesi Appiah – 7

Appiah came in as a substitute in the 64th minute and was kept silent by the Chennai defenders till the end.

Rochharzela – 8

The 22-year-old Medio from Mizoram entered the field in the 56th minute. Rochharzela carried his sublime form and almost took his team to a victory. He won the pass of the match award.

Britto P M – Not Rated

He came from the bench at the very last moment. So, he can’t be rated.

Fanai Lalrempuia – Not Rated

He came from the bench at the very last moment. So, he can’t be rated.

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