All eyes on Sunil Chhetri as Mumbai City FC face Kerala in key match

Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 16:45 IST | Agencies |

With the race to book semi-final slots gathering speed, Mumbai City FC take on Kerala Blasters here today in a key Indian Super League (ISL) clash

Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri

With the race to book semi-final slots gathering speed, Mumbai City FC take on Kerala Blasters here today in a key Indian Super League (ISL) clash. The hosts, second on the table, go into the game determined not to fritter away chances like they did in their away previous drawn game against FC Goa.

The Blasters would be equally keen to prevent Mumbai from scoring a second victory at home. Blasters, third on the table, enter the contest after a convincing 3-1 victory over Chennaiyin FC, that included twin strikes by Bengaluru FC’s CK Vineeth.

Mumbai’s Vineeth problem
“We have to see how Steve Coppell (Kerala coach) decides to put (use) him in the squad. He has been a key player for them,” said Mumbai team’s head coach Alexandre Guimaraes.

Mumbai have been beefed up by the availability of star India striker Sunil Chhetri after his stint with Bengaluru FC in the AFC Cup. “We have top quality players in all departments and everyone recognises that we have quality players up front. I know sooner than later the players will convert the chances. And I hope tomorrow is that day,” said the Costa Rican.

Pune City beat Dynamos
FC Pune City made it difficult for all teams to qualify for the semis with a fantastic 4-3 victory over league leaders Delhi Dynamos at Pune yesterday. The Stallions were down by a Kean Lewis goal in the first session but turned the match around with goals from Anibal Rodriguez , Mohammed Sissoko and Lenny Rodrigues, while an own goal from Eduardo Ferreira and Malsawmzuala kept Delhi Dynamos in the hunt till the very end.
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