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ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin FC vs ATK: Football by Numbers

ISL 2019-20 Chennaiyin FC vs ATK
Chennaiyin fullback Edwin Sydney Vanspaul up against ATK’s David Williams; Photo Credit: ISL Media

FULL-TIME: Chennaiyin FC 0-1 ATK

ATK: 48′ David Williams

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai

STARTING XI

ISL 2019-20 Chennaiyin FC vs ATK

MATCH STATS

CFCvsATK
57%possession43%
71%pass accuracy60%
0goals1
0offsides2
6shots on target4
10shots off target2
14fouls18
10crosses2
4corners5
0red cards0
1yellow cards0

Source: Indian Super League

EXPECTED GOALS [xG]

ISL 2019-20 Chennaiyin FC vs ATK

xG Analysis by Amrit:

  • Cliche, but, the internet definition of insanity is “trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”
  • Since the start of last season, Chennaiyin have done nothing except change the players they had. Formation, tactics, style – nothing has changed.
  • For once, they tried a set piece today but didn’t execute well. Poorly prepared

HIGHLIGHTS

TALKING POINTS

Lowest goalscorers from last season – Chennaiyin FC‘s goal drought continues this season while their opponents ATK managed to sneak in a goal to go top of the table.

  • Familiar failings for Chennaiyin as they are yet to score a goal this ISL season. This brings back memories from last season where they finished bottom of the table with 16 goals in 18 league matches.
  • Foreign player recruitment like last season looks questionable with Andre Schembri, Dragos Firtulescu, Rafael Crivellaro and Nerijus Valskis well under-par. The system hasn’t changed either with John Gregory offering little in terms of innovation in his lineups or tactics.
  • In last night’s game, Chennai flattered to deceive after creating multiple opportunities throughout the game, but failed to find the back of the net.
  • Chhangte ran riot in the first half on the left flank with ATK lining up with three at the back, but in the second half the Kolkata side double-teamed and nullified the winger.
  • Atrocious refereeing reared its head again with ATK denied a penalty for a foul on Roy Krishna and were wrongly called offside when through on goal.
  • Chennaiyin’s 36-year-old defender Lucian Goian looks like he has seen better days. The defender laboured through the game and was culpable for the goal they conceded.

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