Joel Chianese had a mixed campaign with Hyderabad FC last season. After suffering an ankle injury against Bengaluru FC in the early stages of the season, Chianese missed a lot of games due to injuries.
But when Chianese returned he struck top form immediately, performing whenever the team needed it the most. In the 12 matches he played, he scored thrice and provided one assist.
The Australian forward was extremely comfortable with the ball and most of his contributions came through the flanks. He also showed himself to be a versatile player, with the ability to switch sides easily. With Liston Colaco leaving the club, Joel Chianese would be expected to lead Hyderabad FC's attack in next season's ISL.
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Joel Chianese to return to Perth Glory for a second stint
Joel Chianese will return to Perth Glory for a second spell and is expected to start against Newcastle Jets on April 13th. He has made 87 appearances for the Australian side with 14 goals and 7 assists to his name. While speaking about returning to the A-League, Joel Chianese said:
"I’m really excited to be able to finish the season with Glory. I’ve had a great history at this club and I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the squad and staff to help us push towards the finals again."
Perth Glory coach Richard Garcia expressed his happiness on bringing Joel Chianese back to the club and said:
"We know all about Joel’s ability and what he brings to the side on and off the field, so it’s great to have him back at the club."
"His return increases the strength in depth and the level of experience within our squad which will be a major boost as our hectic schedule, including the five home games in 16 days, continues," added Garcia.