isl 2023 kerala blasters vs mumbai city fc predicted starting 11isl 2023 kerala blasters vs mumbai city fc predicted starting 11

Clash of the toppers as we look at the Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters best predicted starting 11 in ISL 2023. 

We couldn’t ask for a better setup for this much-anticipated match between the two Indian footballing giants. Both teams are in fantastic form right now, and are undefeated in their last 5 games. Mumbai is sitting in the second spot just above Kerala, and is all ready to dethrone Hyderabad from the top.

Mumbai City have won their last 18 matches out of 21 played in the league. Their position right now on the table is an indicator of how good they have been so far. With one match less played, Mumbai City are in the second spot with an excellent goal difference of +23.

On the other hand, Ivan Vukamonic’s side is spitting fire from their last few matches, scoring at the rate of 2.5 goals/game, and conceding only 5 in their last 5 matches. Kerala Blasters jumped to 3rd place after their impressive win over Jamshedpur, and are all geared up for a belter.

It’ll be surely a wonderful treat for all the fans. Ivan Vakamonic said about this game, “This kind of game is something special for all the players, for all the coached. We must all enjoy and be happy to have this chance to play this game”.


Both teams have faced each other 17 times, with Mumbai winning the majority 7 times. The last time both the teams went Head to Head against each other, it finished in the favour of Mumbai. The positive for Kerala in this match is that they are in very good away form.

Games Played: 17 // Mumbai City won: 7 // Kerala Blaster won: 4 // Draw: 6

Kerala Blasters FC Current Form (Recent first): W W W W W

Mumbai City FC Current Form (Recent first): W W W W W

Match Details:

League Type: Indian Super League

Match Type: Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC

Stadium: Mumbai Football Arena, Kochi

When: January 8 2023, 7:30 pm IST

Where to Watch: Star Sports 1 Select & HD

Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams

ISL 2023: Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC Predicted Starting 11 for Kerala Blasters

Goalkeeper: Prabhsukhan Singh Gill

Defence: Harmanjot Khabra, Hormipam Ruivah, Marko Leskovic, Jessel Carneiro

Midfield: Jeakson Singh, Ivan Kaliuzhnyi, Adrian Luna, Sahal Abdul Samad,

Attack: Dimitrios Diamantakos, Rahul K.P

Formation: 4-4-2

ISL 2023: Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC Predicted Starting 11 for Mumbai City FC

Goalkeeper: Phurba Lachenpa

Defence:  Amey Ranawade, Rahul Bheke, Rostyn Griffiths, Sanjeev Stalin

Midfield: Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia, Greg Stewart,

Attack:  Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Lallianzuala Chhangte

Formation: 4-3-3

ISL 2023: Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC Fantasy 11

Phurba Lachenpa, who rose to the number 1 spot with brilliant saves in the last few games is our choice for the keeper. With every game, Kerala’s defence has improved and has been pretty compact till then.

The game would be more of a midfield-driven game as both the teams have good playing options in the midfield, and there are players that have provided wonderful football till now. Kaliuzhnyi has 4 goals to his name, proving his mettle. Greg Stewart is worth 9 Cr, and is proving his ability in the new system with both goals and assists.

Both teams have been phenomenal with their attacking approach, and have played an aggressive game all around. Lallianzuala Chhangte is their highest goal scorer till now in the tournament with 7 goals. Jorge Diaz and Diamantakos with 6 goals each have been key to their team’s success.

Goalkeeper: Phurba Lachenpa

Defenders: Khabra, Rahul Bheke, Rostyn Griffiths

Midfielders Luna, Kaliuzhnyi, Ahmed Jahouh, Greg Stewart,

Forwards: Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Dimitrios Diamantakos, Lallianzuala Chhangte

CVC Choice: Greg Stewart, Dimitrios Diamantakos

Squad Details:

Kerala Blasters Squad:

Goalkeeper: Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Karanjit Singh, Muheet Shabir, Sachin Suresh

Defence: Victor Mongil, Marko Leskovic, Hormipam Ruivah, Sandeep Singh, Bijoy Varghese, Nishu Kumar, Jessel Carneiro, Harmanjot Khabra

Midfield: Jeakson Singh, Ivan Kaliuzhnyi, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Ayush Adhikari, Saurav, Adrian Luna, Sahal Abdul Samad, Bryce Brian Miranda, Vibin Mohanan, Nihal Sudeesh, Givson Singh

Attack: Dimitrios Diamantakos, Rahul K.P, Apostolos Giannou, Bidyashagar Singh, Sreekuttan

Head Coach: Ivan Vukomanovic

Mumbai City FC Squad:

Goalkeeper: Mohammad Nawaz, Vikram Lakhbir Singh, Phurba Lachenpa

Defence: Amey Ranawade, Gursimrat Gill, Mandar Rao Dessai, Rahul Bheke, Mehtab Singh, Sanjeev Stalin, Rostyn Griffiths, Mourtada Fall, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy

Midfield: Alberto Noguera, Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia Ralte, Rowllin Borges, Vinit Rai, Asif Khan

Attack: Greg Stewart, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Vikram Partap Singh, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Gurkirat Singh, Ayush Chhikara, Bipin Singh

Head Coach: Des Buckingham

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