The hosts were a notch better as they completely outclassed their opponents in a fiery encounter.

Jamshedpur FC unleashed their Spanish wave as they dismantled defending champions Chennaiyin FC, in a rather one-sided affair. The Red Miners were the better side throughout the 90 minutes, with Pablo Morgado (14′), Carlos Calvo (29′) and Mario Arques (71′) scoring for them. While Raphael Augusto (68′) scored the visitors’ solitary goal.

Watch: Jamshedpur 3-1 Chennaiyin highlights

Here are the ratings of the Indian players who participated in this ISL fixture:

Jamshedpur FC

Subrata Pal – 7.0

Watch: The experienced goalkeeper was confident whenever called upon

Paul was his old confident self against the Marina Machans. His experience was visible in his movement and in the way he managed his backline. He pulled off three saves. Although Augusto fooled him for the penalty, overall he had a good night. 

The former Indian international also alert to sweep away danger by coming out of his area when needed.

Robin Gurung – 6.5

The 26-year-old had an average, but safe outing. Gurung made six clearances, three interceptions, and won most of his tackles. The former NorthEast United player had 81% passing accuracy. He also attempted a few long-balls and crosses.

Raju Gaikwad – 6.0

In a game where he and his fellow native teammates were overshadowed by their Spanish teammates, Gaikwad didn’t have much to do other than basic defensive work. The only mistake he did was playing a part in conceding the penalty.  He made six clearances, won four duels and committed two fouls.

Bikash Jairu – 7.0

Other than his contribution in the mess which led to the opposition penalty, Jairu had a good night against Chennaiyin. The 28-year-old made 20 accurate passes and made his presence felt on his flank. The former ONGC player also attempted two crosses and five long-balls.

Michael Soosairaj – 7.0

The young midfielder was sharp in the 83 minutes, he spent on the pitch. The former Chennai City lad has been a revelation this season and lived up to the billing once again. He had one shot, which was on target and most of his dribbling runs were also successful. 

Sumeet Passi – 7.0

Passi was a threat throughout, winning a penalty and assisting a goal during his 53 minutes in the pitch. 

He played as a sole frontman and did his job with comfortable ease. 75% of his passes were accurate and he also won all of his tackles.

Substitutes

Mobashir Rahman – NA

Mobashir came on in the 83rd minute in place of Soosairaj and didn’t have much to do as most of the work had been done by his Spanish teammates.

Farukh Choudhary – 6.5

The 22-year-old came on in place of Passi in the 53rd minute. Farukh kept the game ticking in the final third, trying to provide as much support to the magic being weaved by Jamshedpur. Farukh had 85% accurate passes and attempted one shot which was off target.


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Chennaiyin FC

Karanjit Singh – 5.5

Watch: Karanjit made a good save in the match

The 32-year-old goalkeeper had a poor night in Jharkhand in the steel town of Jamshedpur. He made two saves but conceded three goals. However, he couldn’t do much as his team was outplayed by the Men of Steel.

Jerry Lalrinzuala – 5.0

The Mizo defender had a disappointing encounter against Jamshedpur’s Pablo Morgado. He lasted just 45 minutes.

Anirudh Thapa – 6.0

The midfield metronome had a below-par night according to his standards. The India international was outmuscled and outclassed by Jamshedpur. He played 73 minutes, made 27 accurate passes, attempted three crosses and two long-balls. He also attempted a shot which was on target. Defensively, he wasn’t good, as he won just two of the eight duels he attempted.

Germanpreet Singh – 7.0

Germanpreet had a way better night when compared to his partner Thapa. 90% of his passes were accurate and he also attempted a shot which was off target. He won six of his nine duels and was fouled once. He also won four of his five attempted tackles.

Francisco Fernandes – 6.0

Chennaiyin’s ace wide player didn’t have a good outing. He made 25 accurate passes and sent in two accurate long-balls. He also made three interceptions.

Jeje Lalpekhlua – 5.5

The Mizo Sniper just can’t find a way to get over his bad form this season. He has been a mere shade of his talismanic performances from last season. The India international had zero shots and was invisible throughout the match.

Substitutes

Tondonba Singh – 5.5

He came in at the beginning of the second half and was more or less absent. He was aimless against the hosts.

Thoi Singh – 6.0

Thoi came on in place of Thapa in the 73rd minute. However, he could not do much to have an impact in the game. Singh was just able to complete few passes, however, was not able to put the Marina Machans back into the game.