Articles by Harikumar V
Dec 07, 2016
Chennaiyin FC in ISL 2016: Coach Marco Materazzi's gameplan a mystery that needs solvingWhile the new-look Chennaiyin FC attack was anticipated to be the biggest stumbling block in defending the title, the defence was the one that took the kicking.
Dec 02, 2016
ISL 2016: Seven takeaways from FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC's 9-goal humdingerWith not even the wooden spoon up for grabs, last year's ISL finalists Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa played out a nine game thriller in a no-holds-barred game at the Fatorda.
Nov 27, 2016
ISL 2016: Chennaiyin FC's fragile defence negates agile attack in draw against Northeast UnitedIt was a perfect performance of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde from Chennaiyin FC as their attack worked sincerely to take the lead thrice. The defence along with the goalkeeper were the antidote for Northeast United FC as they conceded as many times.
Nov 24, 2016
ISL 2016: Chennaiyin FC’s insipid attack, misfortune hand them first-ever loss to Mumbai City FCChennaiyin had never lost to Mumbai City FC in five games, but on Wednesday, were handed their first defeat against the table toppers in Mumbai. Chennaiyin FC may point to the referee on missing out on a penalty in the first half, but their aimless attack should also take the blame for the defeat.
Nov 21, 2016
ISL 2016: Chennaiyin's tenacity, Atletico de Kolkata’s pressing game yield pulsating drawIn a match that was lively from the kickoff, Chennaiyin FC may not have been happy to come out with a draw against Atletico de Kolkata, having the lion's share of possession and a lot more clear-cut opportunities.
Nov 16, 2016
ISL 2016: Clinical Chennaiyin FC earn first win in six matches to get campaign back on trackThat Chennaiyin FC's win came without conceding against the best away team so far was even more special.
Nov 13, 2016
ISL 2016: Chennaiyin FC dominate Kerala Blasters, but misfiring strikers, weak defence cost teamKerala Blasters went from being a goal down to win by a flattering 3-1 scoreline. But they have their opponents Chennaiyin FC to thank for several generous gestures throughout the match
Nov 10, 2016
ISL 2016: Chennaiyin FC's collective failure, bizarre tactical decisions round off deserved lossA collective shambolic performance from Chennaiyin FC bought them a deserved defeat for the second time this ISL, against the Delhi Dynamos.
Nov 03, 2016
ISL 2016: At half-way stage, Chennaiyin FC are still searching for best combinationChennaiyin are in the mid-table obscurity currently, with four teams within a point of each other. With the top six too close to each other, and the bottom two still in contention, the second half of this season could provide a nerve wracking finish.
Oct 30, 2016
ISL 2016: Chennaiyin FC, Kerala Blasters lack desire, finishing quality in stalemateChennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters FC clashed in a Diwali Derby in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2016, but while the entire country was being engulfed by fireworks, there weren't to be any on the pitch