Thursday, January 20, 2022

3 talking points as SC East Bengal and Chennaiyin FC play out goalless draw

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Chennaiyin FC and SC East Bengal played out a goalless draw and shared a point each in the ISL. Despite the lack of goals, there were 3 key takeaways from the game today, and we discuss them in this article. 

Better from SC East Bengal 

After being torn apart by their rivals ATK Mohun Bagan in the Kolkata derby, and conceding 6 against Odisha, the Red and Gold club has finally kept a clean sheet in the ISL this season. 

The defensive performance from them was considerably improved against Chennaiyin, and they have a clean sheet to show for it. But, they will have to continue this defensive solidarity to turn things around in the campaign. 

But winless, still 

Despite their improved performance, SC East Bengal are still without a win in the new season of the ISL. They will be disappointed to not have put the game away, especially after Raju Gaikwad’s clear header was missed in the second half. 

They have two points from four games so far, and will be hoping to break their duck for victories as soon as possible. 

Top of the table for Chennaiyin 

While they might not have won the game, the point earned from the draw against SC East Bengal means that Chennaiyin are top of the table with three games played. They, alongside Mumbai City FC, Odisha and ATK Mohun Bagan, are looking like solid contenders for the playoffs

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Competition exists in the form of Jamshedpur and Hyderabad, lurking around to capitalise on one of these clubs. 

Chennaiyin FC will be facing a big task in ATK Mohun Bagan in their next game. SC East Bengal, on the other hand, will have a great chance to earn their first win of the season against FC Goa, who have no points yet. 

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