ISL Fantasy 2017: Tips for Kerala Blasters FC vs Jamshedpur FC
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Match 7 of ISL 2017 sees the Kerala Blasters take on Jamshedpur F.C at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. Both the teams played out goalless draws in their opening matches and hence will look for their first wins of the campaign.
In this article, we help you make your fantasy team for the match!
Paul Rachubka: The former Manchester United goalkeeper played a huge part in helping Kerala keeping a clean sheet. He made vital saves and proved to be a reliable last line of defence. With Jamshedpur struggling away from home, Rachubka has a good chance of keeping a clean sheet.
Anas Edathodika: The tough-tackling defender produced a superb performance, helping Jamshedpur keep a clean sheet despite Andre Bikey seeing a red. Anas made 6 tackles and 6 clearances in a dominant defensive performance.
Rino Anto: The Thrissur born right-back had a steady opening match. He was solid defensively in their opening match and was also a threat going forward. He attempted 5 crosses against ATK, proving that he can score defensive as well as attacking points.
Sandesh Jhingan: The no-nonsense defender was solid, helping keep ATK attackers at bay. The strapping defender is also a threat in the opposition box due to his aerial prowess. With his propensity to go for tackles, he is sure to give some extra points.
Courage Pekuson: The Ghanian winger was one Kerala’s biggest threats, impressing with his pace, trickery and work rate. He came close to scoring against ATK but failed to connect with his shot. The 22-year-old is capable of scoring as well as assisting.
Trindade Goncalves: The tall Brazilian didn’t play the whole 90 minutes in Jamshedpur’s opener against NorthEast United but was bright and was involved in nearly all of Jamshedpur’s attack in the time he was on the pitch.
Sameehg Doutie: The man with the most assists in ISL history by a current player was inconsistent in the opener but was still a threat with his pace and crossing ability. Doutie attempted 2 shots and attempted 4 crosses, the most by any Jamshedpur player. With Kerala having the inexperienced Lalruatthara at the left back position, Doutie can cause some damage.
Milan Singh: All-action midfielder Milan Singh was one of Kerala’s more impressive performers. He attempted 39 passes and 8 tackles proving his all-round ability. His 3 shots attempted against ATK were also the most by a Kerala player.
C.K Vineeth: Last year's highest Indian goal scorer with 5 goals failed to find the back of the net in Kerala’s opener. But the local boy due to his pace and deadly finishing cannot be written off. Despite Kerala struggling to pose a considerable attacking threat Vineeth forced a fine save out of Debjit. Vineeth will surely by one of Kerala’s biggest threat.
Iain Hume: The record scorer of ISL had a disappointing match against ATK failing to attempt even a single shot. The Canadian striker will be raring to go prove his class and with Berbatov supplying him, the energetic forward can open his ISL 2017 account.
Izu Azuka: The Jamshedpur striker was a constant threat and came close to scoring on a number of occasions. He attempted 5 shots, the most by any Jamshedpur player in their last match against NorthEast United. The Nigerian striker will once again be Jamshedpur’s primary threat.