NorthEast United FC: Season preview, fixtures and squad

Here is NorthEast United FC's complete season preview, squad and full list of fixtures for the 2018 Indian Super League.

Northeast United FC head coach Eelco Schattorie (L) and player Bartholomew Ogbeche pose for a picture during an event in Kolkata.   -  AFP

NorthEast United FC comes into the new season on the back of its worst ever campaign in the Indian Super League (ISL). The highlanders finished at the bottom of the league, managing a meagre 11 points — the least by any team in the ISL’s four-year history. A leaky defence that conceded 27 goals and an underwhelming forward line that scored only 12, underlined NEUFC’s problems.

Among the teams that have played all four ISL seasons, NorthEast United is the only club to have never reached the semifinals, despite coming close on two occasions. Stability has eluded the club which has seen almost completely different teams each year. After a disastrous start to the last season under Portuguese coach Joao Carlos Pires de Deus, technical advisor Avram Grant took over mid-season. He too was unable to pull the team out of the hole.

FULL PREVIEW| A thorough overhaul for NorthEast United!

 

NorthEast United FC's fixtures (Till the mid-season break in December)

All matches start at 19:30 IST

 

Home fixtures:

Venue: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati


October 1:
NorthEast United FC vs FC Goa

 

October 25:

NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC


November 9:

NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC

 

November 23:

NorthEast United FC vs Kerala Blasters

 

December 5:

NorthEast United FC vs Bengaluru FC

 

December 8:

NorthEast United FC vs Atletico de Kolkata


Away fixtures:

October 4:

Atletico de Kolkata vs NorthEast United FC
Venue: Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata

October 18:

Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai

September 30:
Delhi Dynamos vs NorthEast United FC

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi

November 27:

FC Pune City vs NorthEast United FC
Venue: Balewadi Stadium, Pune

December 1:

Jamshedpur FC vs NorthEast United FC
Venue: JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur

December 14:

FC Goa vs NorthEast United FC

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa

 

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Rehenesh TP, Pawan Kumar, Gurmeet

Defenders: Reagan Singh, Keegan Pereira, Robert Lalthlamuana, Provat Lakra, Pawan Kumar, Gurwinder Singh, Mislav Komorski, Mato Grgic, Simranjeet Singh

Midfielders: Fanai Lalrempuia, Federico Gallego, Jose David Leudo, Rupert Nongrum, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Redeem Tlang, Rowllin Borges, Nikhil Kadam

Forwards: Augustine Okrah, Juan Cruz Mascia, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Kivi Zhimomi, Girik Khosla