ISL 2018/19: Chennaiyin FC 0 - 1 Mumbai City FC - 5 Hits and Flops
#2 Flop - Francisco Fernandes:
The unorthodox right-back put in another 2/10 performance by contributing nothing offensively and defensively. The former Goa midfielder was getting deployed as a winger last season, but due to poor performance from the Skipper Mailson Alves, Inigo Calderon and Fernandes are forced to swap positions to fill in the hole at the back.
It was Francisco Fernandes' mistake which leads to the first goal. The 32-year-old was out of position which forced Inigo Calderon to close down the midfielder. But, the Spanish international fouled the midfielder rather, which left a big gap at the back. Karanjit saved the initial shot from Modou, but he was able to tap-in from the rebound.
There were many instances where he could have crossed the ball better when he was higher up the pitch, but failed to do so. It is baffling to see someone like Francisco Fernandes, who was so reliant with the crosses last season is struggling to replicate the same skill set this campaign. Additionally, his link up play with Thoi Singh was underwhelming.