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ISL Fantasy 2017/18: Tips for Chennaiyin FC vs FC Pune City

Here are the players whom you should have in your fantasy team.

Preview 13 Jan 2018, 17:26 IST

Chennaiyin FC
Chennaiyin FC will hope to continue their unbeaten run against FC Pune City

Match 46 of ISL 2017/18 will see Chennaiyin FC take on FC Pune City. The game is a crucial one for both the teams as a win for either team will see them go top of the table.


Karanjit Singh: The Chennaiyin FC shot stopper has been in fine form helping Chennaiyin FC register one of the best defensive records of ISL 2017/18. With FC Pune City missing Marcelinho, Karanjit has a good chance of extending his clean sheet count.


Henrique Sereno: Sereno has already scored once and also assisted one goal. The Chennaiyin captain’s aerial prowess means he is also a threat in the opposition box and can contribute both defensively and in set piece situations.

Inigo Calderon: Inigo Calderon has already scored two goals for Chennaiyin FC at home and is the top scoring defender in ISL 2017/18 so far. Despite his age he has tirelessly run up and down the wing. The former Brighton man has made 27 tackles, the most by a Chennaiyin FC defender, he has also attempted the second most passes by a Chennaiyin FC player.

Rafael Lopez: The experienced defender has led FC Pune City’s defence guiding the inexperienced defenders around him. The Spaniard is calm on the ball and starts FC Pune City’s attack with his distribution from the back. He has also proved to be a threat in set piece situations. He has attempted the second most passes by a FC Pune City defender. He also has made 26 tackles so far, most by a FC Pune City defender.


Jonatan Lucca: Lucca didn’t enjoy the best of starts in this season but has found form recently providing attacking returns in two of FC Pune City’s last three matches. The 23-year-old’s passing, deadly shooting and accurate ball positioning from set pieces, means he is always likely to score attacking points.

Gregory Nelson: Gregory Nelson has featured in all of Chennaiyin FC’s matches so far and has made a positive impact impressing with his energy, pace and direct running. The 29-year-old has a chance to score his first goal of the season after coming close on a number of occasions.

Adil Khan: Adil Khan, has proved to be the most complete Indian midfielder of ISL 2017/18 so far. He has scored three goals, the most by an Indian midfielder in ISL 2017/18. His excellent form coupled with his potential at both ends means he is a must pick in your teams.

Marcos Tebar: Spanish midfielder Tebar has been excellent so far controlling the midfield with his passing and vision. He has completed 469 passes so far, the most by a FC Pune player and has also chipped in with two assists so far. Tebar’s all-round game means he is impossible to ignore in your fantasy teams.


Diego Carlos: The 29-year-old is a tricky forward capable of beating opponents with the combination of skill and pace. He has attempted 15 shots so far, second most by a FC Pune City player. With Marcelinho out of the match Diego Carlos will be expected to carry more responsibility on his shoulders.

Jeje Lalpekhlua: Jeje Lalpekhlua scored a brace against Delhi Dynamos in Chennaiyin FC’s last match. The 26-year-old has scored six goals in his last four starts highlighting a poacher’s instinct and awareness in the box. The highest Indian goalscorer in ISL is Chennaiyin FC’s top scorer this season and is also the Indian with most number of goals (6) in ISL 2017/18.

Emiliano Alfaro: Alfaro has failed to score in the last two matches, but the Uruguayan has already scored five goals so far. Alfaro’s work rate, pace and deadly finishing means he just cannot be ignored for your fantasy teams. 

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