Its Match Day folks! Atlético De Kolkata are all set to stamp their authority in the very first game against the reigning champions, Chennaiyin FC at the new ATK home ground, the beautiful Rabindra Sarobar Stadium!
Injuries to Nato & Gallardo were few hurdles that Team ATK faced,though Gallardo has been ruled out of the team for the entire season, Nato is trying to recover as soon as possible, though he’s very unlikely to start off in today’s playing XI! Under such circumstances, the midfield is heavily dependent on shoulders of ATK Captain, Borja Fernandez & Bikramjit Singh!
ATK’ defense is all set with guys like Arnab Mondal & Tiri, who did exceptionally well last year! According to us, we would also give a fist XI chance to players like Robert & Pritam Kotal in the defense with the obvious choice of Debjit Majumdar in goal!
ATK’s attack looks absolutely cream, having brought in Stephen Pearson, Doutie & Bikash Jairu to handle the flanks & attacking midfield. The goal scoring responsibilities will be the Canadian-International, Iain Hume & ATK marquee, Hélder Postiga, who is set to start off from where he left last season!
One the other hand, CFC will not be having the services of their striker, John Steven Mendoza and the golden goal winner from last season, Edel Bete! Having roped in the Jamaican Star, Dwayne Kerr, it’s very likely that he will be seen in the goalkeeping role for CFC. In defense, according to us, Dhanchandra would miss today’s game, but it shouldn’t be a whole lot of problem for CFC, as they already having Mendy & John Arne Riise to maintain the back-line!
CFC has already roped in Hans Mulder from Delhi Dynamos FC & have also retained the services of Raphael Augusto and its very possible that these two might get a place in the starting XI! CFC has retained the services of Jeje, who is a obvious choice in the attacking front!
Do turn up at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium as Atlético De Kolkata walks in to give their fans a Navratri Gift! #AamarBukeyATK!