ISL 2020-21 news, Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC: Predicted starting XI, team news and formation

ISL 2020: We look at the predicted starting XIs and possible formations for both Kerala Blasters and NorthEast United FC ahead of their Indian Super League (ISL) game.

NorthEast United striker Kwesi Appiah celebrates his goal against Mumbai City in the 2020-21 ISL on Saturday.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

After a defeat in its opening Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) match, Kerala Blasters (KBFC) will seek its first win in the match against NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) at the GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim on Thursday.

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Blasters lost 0-1 to ATK Mohun Bagan in the season opener, where it failed to muster chances at goal and Kibu Vicuna's side will want an improved performance in the next game.

Update: TEAM NEWS

KBFC XI: Albino Gomes (GK), Bakary Kone, Nishu Kumar, Jessel Carneiro, Costa Nhamoinesu, Sergio Cidoncha, Vicente Gomez, Seityasen Singh, Rohit Kumar, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Gary Hooper

NEUFC XI: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK), Gurjinder Kumar, Rakesh Pradhan, Benjamin Lambot (C), Dylan Fox, Ashutosh Mehta, Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, Federico Gallego , Kwesi Appiah, Ninthoinganba Meetei

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At the other end, NorthEast will be buoyed by its huge 1-0 win over Mumbai City FC thanks to Kwesi Appiah's penatly in the second half.

Here's how the two teams could line-up.

Kerala Blasters predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

Abino Gomes; Nishu Kumar, Costa Nhamoinesu, Bakary Kone, Jessel Carneiro; Sergio Cidoncha, Vicente Gomez; Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Sahal Abdul Samad, Nangdomba Naorem; Gary Hooper

NorthEast United FC predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

Subhasish Roy Chowdhury; Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar; Lalengmawia, Khassa Camara; Ninthoinganba Meetei, Fanai Lalrempuia, Luis Machado; Kwesi Appiah

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Combined KBFC-NEUFC XI

Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (NEUFC); Ashutosh Mehta (NEUFC), Benjamin Lambot (NEUFC), Costa Nhamoinesu (KBFC), Jessel Carneiro (KBFC); Khassa Camara (NEUFC), Lalengmawia (NEUFC), Ninthoinganba Meetei (NEUFC), Sahal Abdul Samad (KBFC), Gary Hooper (KBFC), Kwesi Appiah(NEUFC)

ISL 2020 will be televised live on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
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