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ISL 2017/18: Fantasy Tips for FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC

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282   //    15 Feb 2018, 18:42 IST

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FC Goa take on Chennaiyin FC

Match 73 of ISL 2017/18 sees FC Goa take on Chennaiyin FC in a battle for the semi-final spots. Both teams have struggled of late managing just two wins in the last five matches and will be desperate for a win to get their campaign back on track.

Goalkeeper

Naveen Kumar: The newcomer was the only shining light in a disappointing performance against Bengaluru FC. The 28-year-old made eight saves, the most by a FC Goa goalkeeper in ISL 2017/18. His impressive performance means he is sure to keep his place ahead of Laxmikant Kattimani.

Defenders

Seriton Fernandes: The Goan native has been solid without being spectacular so far. He has stuck to his tasks and has been difficult to get past for his opponent. He has made 45 tackles so far, the most by a FC Goa defender. Seriton has been FC Goa’s unsung hero so far.

Mailson Alves: Mailson Alves scored Chennaiyin FC’s equalizer against Delhi Dynamos salvaging a draw for Chennaiyin FC. The Brazilian scored his second goal in three matches to highlighting his threat from set-pieces.

Jerry Lalrinzuala: The 19-year-old has provided two assists so far, only Rene Mihelic has more amongst Chennaiyin FC players. The full back has attempted 609 passes, the 2nd most by a Chennaiyin FC player. Jerry’s potential at both ends make him a must pick for your fantasy teams.

Midfielders

Manuel Lanzarote: The Spanish playmaker is FC Goa’s chief creator having assisted 5 goals so far and is also a threat with his shooting having already scored eight goals so far, the most by any midfielder in ISL 2017 so far. The 33-year-old has attempted 10 shots so far which is also the most by any midfielder in ISL 2017 so far.

Edu Bedia: The quiet and unassuming Edu Bedia hasn’t got the plaudits his performances have deserved. The 28-year-old sets the tempo of FC Goa’s play speeding and slowing down the play as the situation demands. He has attempted 886 passes so far, only Ahmed Jahouh has attempted more passes in ISL 2017/18.

Raphael Augusto: Augusto started the season superbly scoring two goals in his first two matches but has run out of steam recently. The Brazilian’s class and quality combined with FC Goa’s defensive struggles means he is a must pick for your fantasy teams.

Anirudh Thapa: The youngster has impressed with his technique and creativity. He has already scored a goal against NorthEast United and has also assisted once leading to him being a regular in the Chennaiyin FC line up since.

Brandon Fernandes: The performances of Coro, Manuel Lanzarote and Ahmed Jahouh means the young winger’s excellent performances have somewhat gone under the radar. The 24-year-old has provided four assists, joint most by an Indian player in ISL 2017/18. Brandon has also displayed versatility slotting in a number of offensive positions impressing with his pace, trickery and crossing.

Forwards

Jeje: Jeje has struggled for form recently managing just one goal in the last five matches even missing a penalty against Bengaluru FC, but the 26-year-old is Chennaiyin FC’s top scorer with sevem goals. FC Goa’s defensive struggles means he is a must pick for your fantasy teams.

Coro: Coro failed to score in the last match against Bengaluru FC, but the Spaniard is the top scorer of ISL 2017/18 with 13 goals. His lethal finishing can be highlighted by the fact that he has scored 13 goals from 28 shots and has a conversion rate of 46%. 

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