Chennai, Oct 13: Last year's finalists Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa lock horns on Day 12 of the Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai.
Both the teams are yet to win a game in the new season. While Chennaiyin FC drew their first game and lost the second, FC Goa lost both their matches and are placed at the rock bottom position in the league table.
Kick-off: 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Chennaiyin FC will look forward to picking up full three points and register their first win in the new season at their home ground. Anything less than a win would surely hamper their cause in the ongoing season.
At the pre-match press conference, Materazzi confirmed that they have no injury concerns and all the players are gearing up well for this crucial tie.
FC Goa too will be eyeing a win against Marco Materazzi's side as they are yet to bag a single point in the tournament.
Zico has two major injury concerns. India international striker Robin Singh, who joined the side this season from Delhi Dynamos, is yet to gain match fitness.
Indian goalkeeper Subhashish Roychowdhury has also not fully recovered from the knock he received during the pre-season.
Chennaiyin FC (4-4-2)
Goalkeeper: Dwayane Kerr
Defenders: Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Bernard Mendy, John Arne Riise, N.Mohanraj
Midfielders: Baljit Sahni, Hans Mulder, Raphael Augusto, Jayesh Rane
Strikers: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Dudu Omagbemi
FC Goa (4-2-3-1)
Goalkeeper: Laxmikant Kattimani
Defenders: Debabrata Roy, Rafael Dumas, Lucio, Fulganzo Cardozo
Midfielders: Trindade Goncalves, Sanjay Balmuchu; Rafael Coelho, Jofre Mattieu, Mandar Rao Desai