I-League 2017-18 Schedule: East Bengal's fixtures and time table
The much awaited fixtures of the 2017-18 I-League season are out. It will be a 10-team affair with Neroca FC, Gokulam Kerala FC and Indian Arrows being the three new teams added to the roaster.
Two-time champions, Bengaluru FC have switched to India Super League (ISL), DSK Shivajians have opted out of the league and Mumbai FC were relegated last season. Neroca won the second division I-League to gain entry into the top division this time, while newcomers Gokulam Kerala FC were given a direct entry to the league by All India Football Federation (AIFF) after a tender process. The third new team, Indian Arrows, are an AIFF side comprising of U-17 and U-19 players.
East Bengal will kick off their campaign on November 28 at home against defending champions Aizawl FC. They will face arch-rivals, Mohun Bagan in the very next match on December 3. While the return leg of the Kolkata derby will be played next year on Jan 13. The Red and Golds will end their campaign with a match against Shillong Lajong FC, the date of which is still to be decided, depending on the league standings.
Khalid Jamil’s men will be charged up to get their season underway and try to bag the trophy, which has tantalisingly eluded them all this while.
28 Nov 2017 - East Bengal vs Aizawl FC - 8 pm
3 Dec 2017 - Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal - 2 pm
9 Dec 2017 - East Bengal vs Shillong Lajong FC - 5:30 pm
16 Dec 2017 - East Bengal vs Churchill Brothers - 5:30 pm
23 Dec 2017 - Chennai City FC vs East Bengal - 2 pm
27 Dec 2017 - East Bengal vs Gokulam Kerala FC - 8 pm
30 Dec 2017 - Neroca FC vs East Bengal - 2 pm
2 Jan 2018 - Indian Arrows vs East Bengal - 2 pm
6 Jan 2018 - Churchill Brothers vs East Bengal - 2 pm
13 Jan 2018 - East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan - 5: 30 pm
21 Jan 2018 - East Bengal vs Minerva Punjab FC - 2 pm
29 Jan 2018 - Aizawl FC vs East Bengal - 2 pm
5 Feb 2018 - East Bengal vs Indian Arrows - 8 pm
13 Feb 2018 - Minerva Punjab FC vs East Bengal - 8 pm
17 Feb 2018 - Gokulam Kerala FC vs East Bengal - 2 pm
24 Feb 2018 - East Bengal vs Chennai City FC - 5: 30 pm
27 Feb 2018 - East Bengal vs Neroca FC - 8 pm
TBD - Shillong Lajong vs East Bengal - 2 pm