Football - ISL - November 24, 2020

ISL 2020-21: SWOT Analysis of Chennaiyin FC

Chennaiyin FC will be hoping to lift their third title this season and equal the current record held by ATK, who have won three ISL titles.

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Acknowledged as Marina Machans by their loyal fans, Chennaiyin FC ignites the hunt of their third title against Jamshedpur FC on Tuesday. After concluding as the runners-up, Chennaiyin FC will look to win the title once again during the pandemic.

After finding themselves at the verge of elimination at one stage, Chennaiyin FC accumulated themselves to qualify for the playoffs. They did commendably well and got it into the finals by defeating FC Goa in the semifinals. The club has bought few fresh faces and has appointed a new manager ahead of the seventh edition of the league.

Here is the SWOT Analysis of Chennaiyin FC for the 2020/21 season:


After losing Nerijus Valskis, Chennaiyin FC has brought in Enes Sipovic and Memo to their ranks. Also, the team has able strikers in the form of Isma and Jakub Sylvester, the new foreign recruits. The same Indian core is the strength of the Chennaiyin FC heading to the seventh season.


The defence has been a concern for Chennayin FC over the years. The club has struggled to keep the goal difference very high. In the last season, the club conceded 26 goals, worst amongst the top four. Csaba László has to address the defensive issue at the earliest if the team is to advance to the next stages in the league.


Anirudh Thapa carried the whole team on his shoulders in terms of creativity in 2019/20. With the player becoming regular for India in the international circuit, Thapa will have an opportunity to reveal what he is capable of in 2020/21.


It is the new manager at the helm of affairs and a modern foreign contingent too. Though the Indian core has remained the same, every day is not a Sunday. The stakes are very high in the competition, and the Chennai based outfit has to start well if they are to get into the AFC Champions League.

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