Chennai, Nov 3 (PTI) Captain Luis Garcia is expected to be back to spearhead Atletico de Kolkata’s challenge on the road as they gear up to take on Chennaiyin FC and their star marquee player Elano Blumer in a battle of table-toppers in the Indian Super League here tomorrow.
The standout teams so far in the inaugural edition of the football league, Atletico de Kolkata and Chennaiyin FC occupy the top two spots in the points table.
While Kolkata have three wins and two draws from five games, the Chennai franchise have three victories and a loss in four matches.
Kolkata were held to a draw by Kerala Blasters in their last game but Chennai will be high on confidence after registering a commanding 5-1 win over Mumbai City FC in their last match.
Kolkata will also miss the services of in-form striker Fikru Teferra as he had been handed out a two-match suspension by the the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on disciplinary grounds.
At the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here, Chennaiyin FC have won all their three matches so far, and their marquee manager-cum-captain Marco Materrazi will be very keen to get the better of the tournament’s top team on the familiar home turf.