Indian Super League: NEUFC v KBFC – Deshorn Brown leading the captaincy race

Match Details

Tournament: Indian Super League
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda
Date: Thursday, 25th November 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST


NorthEast United FC take on Kerala Blasters FC with both teams looking to bounce back from 4-2 defeats. NEUFC lost out to Bengaluru FC, while KBFC lost the opening game of ISL 8 to ATK Mohun Bagan. Stretching back to last season, the Blasters are now on a 9-game winless run in the league, with one of those games being a 2-0 defeat to NEUFC. They have failed to beat the Highlanders since 2018 and need to find a way to get one over them or risk having to already play catchup to the rest of the pack.

Probable Starting Lineups

NorthEast United FC:

Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK); Provat Lakra, Jestin George, Hernan Santana, Tondonba Singh; Khassa Camara, Federico Gallego, Sehnaj Singh; William Lalnunfela, Deshorn Brown, VP Suhair.

Kerala Blasters FC:

Albino Gomes (GK); Sandeep Singh, Marko Leskovic, Bijoy Varghese, Jessel Carneiro; Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Sahal Abdul Samad, Jeakson Singh, Adrian Luna; Alvaro Vazquez, Jorge Pereyra Diaz.

Fantasy breakdown:

NorthEast United FC:

Deshorn Brown scored their opener against Bengaluru last time around, which made it 4 goals in his last 9 games (7 starts) in the ISL. He had 4 shots and 2 key passes against BFC in total.

Federico Gallego and VP Suhair are excellent midfielder picks. The latter after his assist in the opener, now has 4 goal involvements in his last 5 games in the ISL, while the latter who is set to make his first start here, led the team with 10 goal involvements last season.

Provat Lakra heads up the defensive options from NEUFC as he registered a tackle and 2 interceptions against BFC. He also ventured forward and had a shot to his name.

Kerala Blasters FC:

Jorge Pereyra Diaz scored his first goal in the ISL on his debut against ATKMB. He also had 4 shots to go with 2 tackles in the game and is the best forward pick from the Blasters.

Adrian Luna and Sahal Abdul Samad are must-have midfield picks. The former picked up an assist while the latter opened the scoring for them against ATKMB.

Marko Leskovic is the best option from the CFC defense as he had 2 tackles, 3 interceptions, and a shot against ATKMB. His 47 completed passes were also the most on the team.

Top picks


  • Deshorn Brown
  • Federico Gallego
  • VP Suhair
  • Jorge Pereyra Diaz
  • Adrian Luna
  • Sahal Abdul Samad

Worth a shot:

  • Provat Lakra
  • Khassa Camara
  • Alvaro Vazquez
  • Marko Leskovic

Captaincy options:

Federico Gallego: Gallego has recovered from an injury and should start this one. He had an excellent finish to last season with all 10 of his goal involvements coming in the last 11 games and we back him to make an impact here.

Adrian Luna: Luna is a solid vice captaincy pick here after a great all-round game against ATKMB. He had 2 tackles, 1 interception, 6 key passes, and 46 accurate passes in the game to go with his assist.

Fantasy team:

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