Date: 26 February, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Tilak Maidan
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NorthEast United will lock horns with Kerala Blasters in Matchday 22 in what is going to be a very significant match for the Highlanders. Khalid Jamil’s side can seal a place in play-offs with a win against the struggling Blasters side. Things are extremely well-poised and it certainly calls for a thrilling contest at Tilak Maidan on Friday.
NorthEast United :
The Highlanders don’t have any key injury concerns at the moment. However, Khassa Camara and Ashutosh Mehta are on 4 yellow cards each and are on the risk of getting suspended.
The Blasters will be without the services of Facundo Pereyra and Nishu Kumar due to injuries. Jordan Murray will start alongside Gary Hooper at the front.
Kerala Blasters have had a forgettable campaign in this season of Indian Super League. They have struggled to find any momentum and are reeling at 10th position, with only 3 wins in 19 matches. The Highlanders are on a 6-match winless streak and would certainly be hoping to end their season on a high. They can move up to 9th position and simultaneously spoil NorthEast United’s party with a win on Friday.
NorthEast United are currently at 4th position in the league table, with 30 points. They can confirm their spot in top 4 with a win against Blasters. They are coming to this match on the back of a crucial hard-fought victory against East Bengal. The Highlanders will certainly hope that their star players can step up in the last league game to confirm their spot in the play-offs.
Probable Playing XI
Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Provat Lakra, Lalengmawia, Khassa Camara, Imran Khan, Deshorn Brown, Federico Gallego, Luis Machado
Albino Gomes, Sandeep Singh, Bakary Kone, Costa Nhamoinesu, Denechandra Meitei, Prashanth K, Seityasen Singh, Vicente Gomez, Rohit Kumar, Jordan Murray, Gary Hooper
Goalkeepers: Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, Albino Gomes
Defenders: Bakary Kone, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Costa Nhamoinesu
Midfielders: Khassa Camara, Imran Khan, Vicente Gomez, Rohit Kumar
Forwards: Jordan Murray, Gary Hooper, Deshorn Brown, Luis Machado
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