ISL 20-21: Chennaiyin FC look to strike big with coach Csaba Laszlo
- Chennaiyin FC lost the final last seaon to ATK
- It is one of the most successful teams in the ISl with two title wins
- The team lost its star striker Nerijus Valskis to Jamshedpur FC this year
The two time ISL winning team must still be nursing a grouse for stumbling at the ultimate step the last season. It lost in the final against ATK, a mistake which must be weighing heavy on their minds.
Chennayin FC will play to correct that mistake this time.
Chennaiyin FC has had a decent run through all six seasons; it has reached three finals, emerging victorious twice. The club has been the second most successful of all clubs in the Indian Super League, and it is not expected to let its guard down this time.
The team had a fairytale run the last season when it made a great comeback making its way to the final from the bottom spot. The fans of the team will have to be satisfied with some fond memories of the Lithuanian striker Nerijus Valskis, who won the Golden Boot playing for the team last season, but was traded off to Jamshedpur FC.
He was taken along with him by previous Chennaiyin FC coach Owen Coyle, who was credited with the comeback pulled by the club. The reins of the clubs are in hands of Csaba Laszlo now, who was brought in as the manager in August this year.
The team will begin its ISL 2020-21 campaign on November 24 at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco da Gama, Goa and will be up against ex-boss Owen Coyle's Jamshedpur FC.
The team is owned by Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, and cricketer MS Dhoni.
Goalkeepers: BY Revanth, Vishal Kaith, Karanjit Singh, Samik Mitra.
Defenders: Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Enes Sipovic, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Remi Aimol, Balaji Ganesan, Aqib Nawab, Deepak Tangri.
Midfielders: Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev (captain), Thoi Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Memo Moura, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Abhijit Sarkar, Srinivasan Pandiyan, Germanpreet Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh.
Forwards: Jakub Sylvestr, Aman Chetri, Rahim Ali, Isma.