ISL 2021/22: Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa, 10 things to know about the game

posted in Specials by FC Goa Official on 8th February 2022

posted in Specials

by FC Goa Official

on 8th February 2022

ISL 2021/22: Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa, 10 things to know about the game

Goa, 9 February, 2022: The season has not gone well so far for FC Goa, but they will continue to hope as long as they remain mathematically alive in the playoff race. Derrick Pereira’s men will now look to get back on track in the ISL, when they take on Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday.

When the two teams last faced each other, the Gaurs had the last laugh thanks to Jorge Ortiz’ late winner. They will now look to do the double over the Southerners, and also end their five-game winless streak.

Heading into a crucial game, here are 10 things you should know:

5 –  FC Goa are now winless in their last five matches. Incidentally, their most recent victory this season was also against Chennaiyin FC, on 8 January.

8 – FC Goa have conceded eight goals from outside the box this season, the joint-most among all clubs.

10 – Chennaiyin FC have failed to keep a clean-sheet in each of their last ten meetings against FC Goa. The last time that happened was in the second leg of the ISL 2017-18 semi-final which the Southerners won en-route to their second league title.

11 – Expect goals in the upcoming game. FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC, combined have not kept a clean-sheet for their last 11 matches.

14.6 – With 14.6 shots attempted per game, FC Goa are at top position in this category while Chennaiyin FC attempt only 9.6 shots per match, the second lowest among all clubs this season.

27 – Chennaiyin FC will heavily miss the services of Vladimir Koman on Wednesday, as he has been ruled out due to an injury. Koman has attempted the most key passes (27) among all ISL players this season and could have been a real threat for the Gaurs.

49 – FC Goa’s Alberto Noguera is the most-fouled player in the league this season (49 times). At second place is Jorge Ortiz, who has been fouled 41 times.

91 – Chennaiyin’s Slavko Damjanovic would be one of the players to watch for in the upcoming fixture. The defender has successfully attempted 91 challenges so far, the second best among all ISL players this season.

100 – If he makes an appearance, this will be Edu Bedia’s 100th game for FC Goa. The midfield talisman has represented the Gaurs 84 times in the ISL, six times in the Super Cup, in five Durand Cup games and four AFC Champions League matches.

118 – FC Goa players attempt an average of 118 ground challenges per game, the most among all clubs. On the other hand, Chennaiyin FC’s average of 102 ground challenges per game is the lowest this season.