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ISL 2019-20: Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC: Football by Numbers

ISL 2019-20 Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC
Picture Credit: ISL Media

FULL-TIME: Kerala Blasters FC 0-1 Mumbai City FC

82′ Amine Chermiti

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi.

STARTING XI

ISL 2019-20 Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC

MATCH STATS

KBFCvsMCFC
52%possession48%
66%pass accuracy59%
0goals1
2offsides6
3shots on target4
4shots off target7
18fouls19
8crosses16
5corners6
0red cards0
2yellow cards2

EXPECTED GOALS [xG]

ISL 2019-20 Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC
xG Report

xG Analysis by Amrit

  • It’s still early in the competition and I’m not sure what to make of either of these sides except that the better side probably won today.
  • KBFC showed nothing going forwards until the last minute of the game when Amrinder had to pull off the save of the season

HIGHLIGHTS

TALKING POINTS

In a tightly contested match, Mumbai City FC had that little bit of quality to edge it over Kerala Blasters in the ISL league match held last night in Kochi.

  • Kerala lacked impetus in attack with their midfield lacking a creative spark and the wingers Narzary and Prasanth unable to provide adequate and accurate supply.
  • The match looked like it was headed for a draw – until Kerala Blasters couldn’t deal with a simple ball in the box and it was promptly pounced upon by Amine Chermiti who looks like a fantastic signing for Mumbai City FC.
  • With Mumbai pressing high, Kerala used quick short passes to regain control, but it was Mumbai who had more control of the game.
  • Bilal Khan looks suspect in goal and it’s only a matter of time before the goalkeeping errors catch up – in fact Coach Eelco Schattorie has mentioned that TP Rehenesh is his first-choice keeper.
  • Amrinder Singh on the other hand did not put a foot wrong and made a spectacular save to deny Ogbeche and Kerala Blasters the equaliser.
  • With Paulo Machado and Mato Grgic injured during the game, Mumbai City FC’s upcoming games could be fraught with danger – especially in defence. Grgic is the lone foreign defender they have in the side.

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