Scorer of one-third of India's goals in their last 10 matches, Jeje has completed his transition from a young prodigy to being a top notch footballer.
A win would all but guarantee Mumbai a place in the semifinals, but dealing a fatal blow to a Chennaiyin side that could pose a big threat later would also be an added motivation, especially considering the big prize that awaits them if they cross that hurdle.
Forlan has been one of ISL's rare marquee success stories in the three years. And those who have watched him play in the ISL this season would vouch for the fact that although his class has shone, he's been doing it the hard way.
Mumbai City FC for once go into a match in Chennai looking the more settled out of the two sides.
Chennaiyin FC coach Marco Materazzi on Thursday expressed confidence of his team winning the Indian Super League title for the second straight year, saying that his players were raring to go after their strenuous training in the country and pre-season stint in Italy.
The Indian Super League's (ISL) appeals panel on Friday removed the ban on FC Goa co-founders and co-owners Shrinivas V.A Dempo and Dattaraj V. Salgaocar and also revoked a 15-point sanction, thus allowing the club to start their 2016 ISL campaign on par with the other teams in the league.
Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Goa, which was slapped a Rs 11 crore fine and their co-owners Shrinivas Dempo and Dattaraj Salgaocar banned for two and three seasons respectively, has challenged the order of the tournament's regulatory commission.
With a 15 point deduction set to turn FC Goa's next ISL football campaign into an exercise in futility, the organisers Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) a joint venture between IMG-Reliance and Star India, has appealed to members of Regulatory Commission reconsider their decision.
Despite there being plenty of positives about the ISL Regulation committee's bold ruling like not sparing the AIFF vice-president, the adverse impact it may have on the sport and the league renders the ruling bordering more towards the sensational than substantial.
FC Goa team management has expressed "surprise and shock" at the Rs.11 crore fine and the ban on FC Goa co-owners Dattaraj Salgaocar and Srinivas Dempo to three and two years
A footage has emerged that sheds new light on the incident involving Chennaiyin FC captain and marquee player Elano Blumer and the FC Goa dugout after the ISL 2015 final.
FC Goa had said that they were forced to boycott the prize distribution ceremony because the ISL authorities failed to take action Elano Blumer
Soon after the final whistle was blown, many FC Goa substitute players and officials led by Rajesh Malgi, equipment manger of FC Goa, rushed to the referee, surrounded him and tried to intimidate.
Down and almost out after a string of losses midway through the tournament, Chennaiyin FC showed resilience to turn it around and seal the ISL Season 2 title
Expressing serious concern at the unsavoury incidents that happened after the Indian Super League final in Goa on Sunday, All India Football Federation president Praful Patel on Monday said he was awaiting the match commissioner's report before cracking the whip on the wrongdoers.
FC Goa co-owner Dattaraj Salgaocar said on Monday said that Chennaiyin FC captain Elano Blumer's "ungentlemanly behaviour" forced him to lodge complain with the Goa Police instead of referring the matter to the ISL disciplinary committee.
In a late night development on Sunday, Goa police arrested Elano Blumer, captain of ISL winning team Chennaiyin FC
What makes Mendoza special is that he's being noticed in the ISL. After last season's stint, when he scored four goals in nine appearances, he was snapped up by Corinthians.
An incredible five minutes at the death produced three goals in a scintillating Indian Super League 2015 final -- with Chennaiyin FC snatching victory from the jaws of defeat
Follow live updates from the final of the ISL between FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC.