Both teams played out a goalless draw in their previous meeting. However, much has changed since that encounter.
NorthEast United FC sacked their coach Gerard Nus, and former I-League-winning manager Khalid Jamil is at the helm now. The Highlanders have stayed unbeaten under his tutelage, with victories over Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan.
Chennaiyin FC's problems upfront with respect to scoring goals haven't seen a solution so far. The Marina Machans have scored the lowest number of goals (13) this season.
Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC team news
Anirudh Thapa was missing from Chennaiyin FC's matchday squad in their last match against FC Goa. It remains to be seen whether the Indian international has recovered from his injuries.
Doubtful: Anirudh Thapa
NorthEast United FC
Gurjinder Kumar was shown a red card in NorthEast United FC's previous game against Odisha FC. He will be serving a one-match suspension.
Injured: Wayne Vaz
Suspension: Gurjinder Kumar
When does the ISL match between Chennaiyin FC and NorthEast United FC kick off?
India: February 18, 2021, 7:30 PM IST
Where and how to watch Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC?
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