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ISL 2017/18: Fantasy Tips for Jamshedpur FC vs NorthEast United FC

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161   //    10 Feb 2018, 01:58 IST

Subrata Paul
Subrata Paul is proving to be reliable for Jamshedpur FC

Match 69 of ISL 2017/18 will see Jamshedpur FC take on NorthEast United FC. Jamshedpur have won four out of their last five matches and are currently fourth in the league table. On the other hand, NorthEast need a win to stay mathematically in the race for a semi-final spot.

Goalkeeper

Subrata Paul: Subrata Paul has already kept six clean sheets despite Jamshedpur FC not being at their best in the last few matches. He has done well whenever his defence has been breached and is proving to be quite reliable. With NorthEast United's strikers not up to the mark, Subrata is a good bet for keeping another clean sheet.

Defenders

Nirmal Chettri: The Bhaicung Bhutia soccer school product has impressed with his rugged defensive performances so far. Nirmal has attempted 46 tackles, the most by a NorthEast United player. His ability to get up and down the flanks means he can also pop up with attacking returns.

Tiri: The experienced Tiri has played a key role in Jamshedpur keeping 6 clean sheets so far. The 26-year-old has been a calming presence at the back. He has made 23 interceptions, the most by any Jamshedpur FC player. His aerial prowess means Tiri can also score attacking points to go with his clean sheet points.

Andre Bikey: The muscular centre back has impressed with his tough tacking and no non-sense defending. The experienced defender due to his frame and aerial prowess is also a threat in the opposition box. Another advantage of Bikey is that he is deployed ahead in midfield instead of in defence.

Midfielders

Marcinho: Marcinho has impressed with his ability to skip away from opposition challenges and his ability to dictate play. He is arguably the only player blameless for NorthEast United’s underwhelming campaign so far. If NorthEast United are to claim another shock win, the Brazilian will have to be at his best.

Doungel: Len Doungel is NorthEast United’s joint top scorer with 4 goals. He has also provided an assist contributing 5 goals so far. The 24-year old is the inform NorthEast United player. He has also contributed defensively attempted 27 tackles so far.

Trindade: Trindade scored his 4th goal of the campaign and is now the top scorer for Jamshedpur FC, the 21-year old is in decent form having scored 3 goals in the last 5 matches. The 21-year old has contributed offensively as well as defensively. Trindade has attempted 14 shots on target, joint most by a Jamshedpur FC player.

Memo: Defensive midfielder Emerson Gomes has impressed with his all-round play. The Brazilian has attempted 624 passes, the most by a Jamshedpur FC player, he has also contributed defensively making an impressive 54 tackles in 14 matches which is also the most by a Jamshedpur FC player.

Wellington Priori: Jamshedpur FC acquired Wellington Priori and he has made an instant impact. The has contributed 1 goal and 1 assist so far. The 27-year-old has attempted 214 passes in 5 matches at an average of more than 40 passes per match. He has also contributed defensively attempting 18 tackles in 5 matches at an average of around 4 tackles per match.

Forwards

John Mosquera: Mosquera scored in only his 2nd match. The Colombian forward might be preferred to start in place of the struggling Danilo. The 30-year old can profit against the Jamshedpur defence which has kept just 1 clean sheet in their last 6 matches.

Jerry Mawihmingthanga: The youngster has impressed this season he has contributed 4 goals (1 goal and 3 assists). With NorthEast United struggling defensively, Jerry has a good chance of adding to his tally.

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