The seventh season of the Indian Premier League (ISL) is perhaps the most anticipated version of the Premier League. Sports around the world, including India, were suspended in March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The 2019-20 Indian Premier League Final was held behind closed doors in Goa. With sporting activities not resuming in the country since the outbreak of the virus, ISL will take responsibility for managing a league of this magnitude with perfection amid virus fear.ScheduleISL's seventh season has already been delayed. Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), league organizers have selected the window between November 21, 2021, and March 21, 2021, as a possible deadline for hosting the league. The seventh edition will be played behind closed doors in Goa due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Most of the teams begin training in Goa when the foreigners arrive in the state for the season. The matches will be played at the Fätorda Stadium. Bambolim Stadium; And Tilak Medan in Goa.Players are required to go into quarantine periods of between 7 and 14 days with 3 coronavirus tests before starting training with the team upon arrival at Bio Bubble in Goa. East Bengal FC and Chennaiyin FC are the only two teams yet to reach the stadiums.MatchesISL 2020-21 is scheduled to start in the third week of November. It will be the second football event to resume in India after the I-League 2020-21 Qualifiers. ISL is expected to run parallel to the I-League, which is also expected to resume in December at Bio-Bubble in Kolkata. The 2020-21 Indian Premier League matches have not been announced.ISL will see some renewed rivalries as Mohun Bagan (now merged with ATK Mohun Bagan FC) and East Bengal FC will face the Bengaluru FC team at ISL after the I-League split in 2017. Games between Kerala Blasters FC and East are also likely to Bengal FC team turns into contests because both groups of fans are already sharing their pre-season pranks on social media.ISL 2020-21 will see the first new derby in Kolkata when old rivals Mohun Bagan and East Bengal meet in a renewed showdown in the Kolkata Derby as ATK Mohun Bagan FC and SC East Bengal.TeamsOdisha FC and Hyderabad FC will play the second season of the Indian Premier League in the 2020-21 season. Odisha FC has been renamed Delhi Dynamos FC after changing to Bhubaneshwar, Odisha from National Capital. Hyderabad FC was formed after FC Pune City was closed.ATK merged with I-League's Mohun Bagan to form a combined entity ATK Mohun Bagan FC, while East Bengal entered the league as the eleventh team after joining its Shree Cements investors. The Reds and Golds are expected to play the league as SC East Bengal.Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC will play their fourth season in ISL. The original ISL teams such as FC Goa, Mumbai City FC, Chennaiyin FC, Kerala Blasters FC, and NorthEast United will play their seventh season in the Indian Premier League.PlayersThe Indian Premier League has seen a collective exit from the Premier League. The teams brought in players like Adam Law Founder, Braden Inman, Scott Neville, Gary Hopper, James Donachie, and Stephen Taylor from the A-League. Players like Cy Goddard, Anthony Pilkington, Luis Machado, Costa Nhamoinesu, Facundo Pereyra, Peter Hartley, Igor Angulo, Esmael Goncalves, and Cleiton Silva are other big names who have come to do business in the Indian Premier League.Follow this space as we keep you updated with all the updates of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League.
The seventh edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) is set to begin in less than two weeks. ISL is the biggest arena in Indian football, where the best and brightest of Indian football collide over the course of five exciting months to earn the right to be called the title of India's champions.After six years of history behind it, the league has attracted big names in football from around the world. From former English Premier League winners to Champions League winners, many have claimed the Indian subcontinent.With that said, let's take a look at the top 5 stars in the Premier League who will do their trade in the next edition of ISL.1 - Anthony Pilkington (SC East Bengal)Right now, expectations are high for Anthony Pilkington, who will play SC East Bengal this season. The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland international footballer was part of the impressive Norwich City squad that played in the Premier League from 2011 to 2014 before relegating to the tournament.Pilkington's record was particularly good, as he was a staple of the team that survived relegation in the first two seasons. He made 75 appearances for the Canary Islands and scored 14 goals before moving to Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic.2. Gary Hooper (Kerala Blasters FC)At one point in his career, Gary Hopper was among the England team names led by Roy Hodgson. Hopper's quality was so high that he was also a target for several Premier League clubs during his time at Celtic, as he managed to win successive titles.Hopper moved from Celtic to Norwich City before the 2013-14 season and was a regular in the club's starting line-up for most of the season. However, he only scored quite a few goals when he relegated the Canary Islands to the Championship. Hopper will help Norwich return to the league before moving back to the championship with Sheffield Wednesday.3 - Stephen Taylor (Odisha)Stephen Taylor, 34, was one of the first foreign players to sign a club in the International League this season. The former Newcastle United center-back played more than a decade in the Premier League and played more than 200 games before moving to Portland Timbers in the United States.Taylor has signed with Wellington Phoenix in the A-League and signed with Odisha FC at a time when the club desperately needs a center back with a good driving experience. On paper, Taylor sure fits the bill, but it remains to be seen if he can be any good for Stuart Baxter's side.4. Adam Low Funder (Mumbai City FC)The 33-year-old joined Reading before the 2011-12 season and was a huge hit with the club. His 12 goals in 32 matches helped the club secure its rise to the Premier League for the 2012-13 season.Although the royals relegated at the end of the season, Le Founder had a good outing, scoring 12 league goals and taking home the Premier League's Player of the Year award in January.Given that Mumbai City coach Sergio Lopera prefers an offensive style of play, the 33-year-old will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in the upcoming ISL season.5. Daniel Fox (SC East Bengal)For a six-foot defender, Daniel Fox is as solid as he looks. The 34-year-old has played twice in the Premier League with two different teams. Fox's first taste in the Premier League came in the 2009-2010 season with Burnley. However, after only 14 games for the club, Burnley was relegated.Fox then managed to help his new club, Southampton, secure the promotion ahead of the 2012-2013 campaign. He kept his place in the starting line-up alongside players such as Jose Fonte, Ricky Lambert, and Morgan Schneiderlin.
Chennai, who reached the final last year, will face the man who inspired them after he took office midway through the season last year. Owen Coyle is now the head coach of Jamshedpur FC and will seek to revive the fortunes of his new club.In his three years at ISL, Jamshedpur FC did not participate in the qualifiers once, and last year it had his worst league result. In a season badly hit by injuries to key players, Jamshedpur finished eighth in the ISL League stages.On the other hand, he replaced the Chennai Cowell with Hungarian Chapa Laszlo and embarked on a rebuilding of sorts, with five new foreigners in the squad this season.Match details:Date: 24th November 2020 Competition: Indian Super League Match Venue: Tilak Maidan, Goa Match Timing: @07:30 PM ISTJamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC Head-to-HeadJamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC have met six times in ISL. Jamshedpur FC defeated Chennai only once, while the ISL Champion twice won two matches, and three more games ended in a draw.Last season, Owen Cowell made his debut as a coach for the Chennai team in an away match at Jamshedpur, which ended in a 1-1 draw. At Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai came out with a comfortable 4-1 victory.Jamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC Team NewsCowell has brought his superstar Nerigus Valskis from Chennai to Jamshedpur FC, and the Lithuanian is expected to start this match at the top. Jackichand Singh is also a great addition to Jamshedpur FC after two great seasons with FC Goa.Captain Peter Hartley and Stephen Eyes will seek to forge a strong partnership at the heart of the defense. In addition to Valskis, Cowell also has an ex-Chennai Rintley player in his ranks and is expected to take on the role of right-back.Much will also be expected from Amarjeet Singh Kim, who was suspended last season due to injuries.As for Chennai FC, Laszlo has already said that what they have been doing last year is unlikely to change much. Anirud Thapa and Edwin Sydney Fansball are expected to continue in midfield, with new signing Reagan Singh to replace Ridley on right-back.Jacob Sylvester will be filling the hole in the shape of a falcis at the side of Chennai, who hopes to get enough service from players such as Rafael Crivilaro and Lalianzwala Changi.Jamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC Predicted XIJamshedpur FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):TP Rehenesh; Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Ricky Lallawmawma; Aitor Monroy, Amarjit Singh Kiyam; Jackichand Singh, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Alex Lima; Nerijus ValskisChennaiyin FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1):Vishal Kaith; Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa; Esmael Goncalves, Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala Chhangte; Jakub SylvestrJamshedpur FC v Chennaiyin FC PredictionOn paper, these are two evenly-matched teams, with some outstanding ability in their squads. We are sitting on the fence and predicting a draw in this game.Prediction: Jamshedpur FC 1-1 Chennaiyin FC
After FC Goa did not find the result as they want on their opening encounter where they drew against Bengaluru FC on 2-2. On the other hand, Mumbai City FC will be looking to open their account against FC Goa after they lost by 0-1 to North East United FC in the opening contest.It will be interesting to see who will open their account in this match when these two colossal teams face off each other on Wednesday.FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC Location:Match details:Date: 25th November 2020 Competition: Indian Super League Match Venue: Fatorda Stadium, Goa Match Timing: @07:30 PM ISTFC GoaMohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Dylan D’Silva, Shubham Dhas, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Aibanbha Dohling, Leander D’Cunha, Mohamed Ali, Sanson Pereira, Sarineo Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Edu Bedia, Flan Gomes, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Alberto Noguera, Lenny Rodrigues, Redeem Tlang, Seiminlen Doungel, Nestor Dias, Phrangki Buam, Princeton Rebello, Alexander Jesuraj, Makan Chothe, Igor Angulo, Ishan Pandita, Aaren D’Silva, Devendra MurgaonkarMumbai City FCAmrinder Singh, Vikram Singh, Nishit Shetty, Phurba Lachenpa, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Desai, Mehtab Singh, Tondonba Singh, Valpuia, Sarthak Golui, Mohamad Rakip, Amey Ranawade, Ahmed Jahouh, Cy Goddard, Asif Khan, Bidyananda Singh, Hernan Santana, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Sourav Das, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Farukh Chouhdary, Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Pranjal Bhumij, Bipin Singh, Vikram Pratap SinghPREDICTED PLAYING 11 FC Goa Vs Mumbai City FCFC GoaMohammad Nawaz, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Mohamed Ali, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Princeton Rebello, Jorge Ortiz, Igor AnguloMumbai City FCAmrinder Singh, Mandar Rao Dessai, Tondomba Singh, Mourtada Fall, Sarthak Golui, Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew OgbechePrediction: FC Goa 2-1 Mumbai City FC Also read: India-Australia Tour 2020 | Full Squad | Schedule | Timings
Hyderabad will face FC Goa in a thrilling showdown on Wednesday in the Indian Super League (ISL).Hyderabad manager Manolo Marquez faced a difficult task early in the season. Injuries to major foreign players such as Fran Sandaza, Louis Suster, and Joel Chianese put the system at a disadvantage. However, the team did very well, collecting nine points from seven matches.Young Indians grabbed everyone's attention, but the team still missed serving the foreigners. Two consecutive defeats put Hyderabad in eighth place. A victory over FC Goa will be decisive in their search for the top four.FC Goa is one of the strongest teams in this Indian Super League (ISL). As Marquez said before the match, Gaurs "is definitely one of the favorites to finish the season in the top four".FC Goa is currently sixth in the standings with 11 points from eight matches as per the ISL Fixtures. They come to this clash with a victory. The team has relied a lot on Igor Angolo this Indian Super League (ISL). They need other players to step up if they want to stay in the competition for first place in the Indian Super League (ISL).ISL Fixtures of Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa head to headHyderabad FC has a forgotten record against FC Goa at Indian Super League (ISL). Last Indian Super League (ISL) season, FC Goa completed the double on System. The last time these two teams met, Hyderabad FC lost 1-4 to FC Goa as per the ISL Fixtures.Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa ISL Fixtures team newsAfter facing Fran Sandaza against the Kerala Blasters, Manolo Marquez revealed that Luis Suster and Joel Chianese would also be returning to the team.With FC Goa with no notable exceptions from the end, the match promises to be exciting as per the ISL Fixtures.ISL Fixtures Hyderabad FC vs FC Goa Predicted XIsHyderabad FC (4-2-3-1): Subrata Pal, Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra, Joao Victor, Lluis Sastre, Liston Colaco, Joel Chianese, Halicharan Narzary, Aridane SantanaFC Goa (4-2-3-1): Mohammad Nawaz, Seriton Fernandes, James Donachie, Ivan Gonzalez, Saviour Gama, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Alexander Jesuraj, Igor AnguloPrediction of Hyderabad vs. FC GoaWith Hyderabad FC's attack boosting the return of the aliens, and FC Goa also playing, the match should be entertaining. We expect the scoreboard to be flat at the end of full time.Predictions: Hyderabad FC 2-2 FC GoaAlso Read: KL RAHUL: SUPERB LOOKING TATTOOS AND THEIR MEANING