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ISL 2017 Match Preview: Chennaiyin FC will look to register a victory over NorthEast United FC after losing opening match
Champions of season 2 and one of the strongest teams of the Indian Super League (ISL) - Chennaiyin FC would look to bounce back against NorthEast United FC, when the two teams clash against each other at Chennai's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday.

After losing its opening match of the tournament against FC Goa, Chennaiyin would want to improve its performance and step up the game with the services of strikers Jeje Lalpekhlua and Baoringdao.

Although, on papers, the host team looks a better side, but the team has to be very careful as NorthEast has never lost a single match at Chennai's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The NorthEast team would sure want to retain history by maintaining their winning streak in Chennai.   

However, the team has never managed to qualify for the knockout stage in the ISL. Furthermore, in its previous match NorthEast team only managed a 0-0 draw against debutant Jamshedpur FC.

Talking about the opposition team, Chennai's head coach John Gregory said, "We saw their (NorthEast United) first game against Jamshedpur FC and they do have some weaknesses. But they have big strengths also. They were very good against Jamshepur and their goalkeeper (Subrata Paul) had to make several good saves."

He further added, "Our team was nervous in the first game against Goa on Sunday. There were a lot of nerves in our side, against FC Goa. We've got that out of the way, and I'd like to think my team will have a better idea this time around."

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