Hero I-League: All you need to know about the East Bengal vs Churchill Brothers game

Kingfisher East Bengal will aim to win their second game of the I-League when they host Churchill Brothers in the fourth clash here at the Barasat Stadium today.

Having picked up their very first victory of the season last week against Shillong Lajong and that too in a convincing fashion, given the 5-1 scoreline, East Bengal will be hoping for all three points against a side yet to open their points tally which will take them to the third position on the table.

Match Details:

Date: 16the December, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM (IST)
T.V.: Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD
Stream: Hotstar and Jio TV

Team News:

East Bengal: East Bengal will be cautious not to replicate city rivals Mohun Bagan who dropped points, co-incidentally against Lajong the previous day at home. After recording just one point from their first two outings, which included an embarrassing Kolkata Derby defeat, Khalid Jamil will have a spring in his step after his players silenced the critics at the very venue last weekend.

Churchill Brothers: Churchill Brothers, who are yet to gain a point, are also without a goal this season and more will be required from their Nigerian striker Eric Nwaimo. Domestic talents like Israil Gurung, Uttam Rai and Suraj Singh are yet to step up to the plate otherwise the Red Machines will be looking to be rooted at the bottom of the table for a longer period of time.

Possible Line Up:

East Bengal Possible XI: (4-2-3-1): Mirshad Michu; Prakash Sarkar, Arnab Mondal, Eduardo Ferreira, Salam Ranjan Singh; Armand Bazzou, Cavin Lobo; Katsumi Yusa, Mahmoud Al Amna, Laldanmawia Ralte; Willis Plaza.

CHURCHILL BROTHERS Possible XI: (4-2-3-1): James Kithan; Banpynkhrawnam Nongkhlaw, Monday Osagie, Precious Emuejeraye, Denchandra Meitei; Nicholas Fernandes, Joshuah Vaz; Peter Omoduemuke, Israil Gurung, Uttam Rai; Eric Nwaimo.