John Fitzgerald (L) will make his first start of the season for Jamshedpur FC against Kerala Blasters FC in ISL 2020-21. – ISL / SPORTZPICS
Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the match between Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC on Friday in Goa with ISL 2020-21.
7:15 p.m .: Kerala Blasters FC manager Kibu Vicuna will not be in his team’s field for this game.
KBFC head coach Kibu Vicuna was suspended from his team’s last game against FC Goa. He’ll be in the stands tonight. – ISL / SPORTZPICS
7:00 p.m .: Can Jamshedpur FC stop its winless ISL run with four games (three defeats and one draw)?
Jamshedpur FC did not win a single game in 2021 and its last ISL- Victory came on December 28, 2020 against Bengaluru FC. – ISL / SPORTZPICS
6:45 pm: Five changes for Kerala Blasters FC tonight! Jessel Carneiro, Costa Nhamoinesu, Rohit Kumar, Lalthathanga Khawlhring and Jordan Murray have replaced Jeakson Singh, Yondrembem Denechandra, Juande, Rahul K. P. and Facundo Pereyra in Vicuna’s lineup.
There are now two changes for Jamshedpur FC! Peter Hartley and Mohammad Mobashir have given way to Laldinliana Renthlei and John Fitzgerald in the XI published by Coyle.
KBFC XI: Albino Gomes, Sandeep Singh, Bakary Kone, Jessel Carneiro, Costa Nhamoinesu, Rohit Kumar, Sahal Abdul Samad, Vicente Gomez, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Jordan Murray, Gary Hooper.
JFC XI: TP Rehenesh, Narender Gahlot, Ricky Lallawmawma, Stephen Eze, Laldinliana Renthlei, Aitor Monroy, Alexandre Lima, Seiminlen Doungel, John Fitzgerald, Farukh Choudhary, Nerijus Valskis.
6:15 p.m .: Podcast: On coaching changes and their effects on the Team to some ranting one of the biggest names in the league last week in ISL action was dramatic to say the least. Shyam Vasudevan and Aashin Prasad are joined by The Hindu’s N Sudarshan to discuss the best and worst of the past week’s ISL action. Listen to the full-time show:
The seventh edition of the Indian Super League kicked off on November 20th in a bio-bubble in Goa.
During the four-month tournament, eleven teams will play in a league and playoff format against each other at three venues. Following the inclusion of SC East Bengal, they have played 115 games this season, up from 95 last season.
The last time Kerala Blasters played Jamshedpur FC earlier this month, the Kochi side were on the happy end of one Five goal party. It could be a bit difficult for the Blasters when the two meet again on Wednesday in the Hero Indian Super League at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.
The Blasters will have their head coach Kibu Vicuna and the formally strong K.P. Rahul through suspensions, while Australian striker Jordan Murray, who scored twice against Jamshedpur in his last game, is likely to miss the game with an injury.
« We know we won’t have players and unfortunately Kibu is for this Game not available but we have some players coming back from injuries, « said Ahmed. « We have a good depth in the squad and a positive attitude to scoop three points. »
The Blasters are also hoping veteran striker Gary Hooper will regain his scoring opportunity.
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Jamshedpur and the Blasters are tied at point (14) and on the eighth and ninth rung respectively after 13 games in the 11-man ranking, but the good thing is that they are only four points from fourth place and the Playoffs are away. So close is the league this time around that both teams will be desperate for a win and three points.
Despite conceding 22 goals, the highest in the league this season, the Blasters are on the verge of scoring third position on the list (17). Only current leaders Mumbai City FC (19) and FC Goa (18) have scored more goals. That figure should give the Blasters confidence.
In contrast, Jamshedpur has scored 13 goals so far. But head coach Owen Coyle thinks his team will get better in the final period.
« With Farukh Choudhary and Seiminlen Doungel they added a big dimension to our striker game and this was demonstrated in the game in Hyderabad (the team’s previous game , which ended goalless), « said Coyle.
» That was really positive. We saw that we are a more offensive team that is aiming for the three points and wanted that dynamic. «