The win takes the Marina Machans within two points of the playoffs spots.
Owen Coyle’s Chennaiyin FC continued their march towards the top half of the Indian Super League table after outclassing Antonio Iriondo’s Jamshedpur FC by a whopping 4-1 scoreline on the night. The Marina Machans started the game looking the better side and opened the scoring through league top scorer Nerijus Valskis.
Although Sergio Castel squeezed out a goal in the second half, another for Valskis and one each by Andre Schembri and Lallianzuala Chhangte ensured that the Men of Steel returned home with nothing to show for their trip down south.
Here are the Indian player ratings:
Vishal Kaith- 6.0
The Chennaiyin shot-stopper was given a lot of stick by Lucian Goian over the course of the fixture, but eventually did the job. Made a couple of weak punches from set-piece situations.
Laldinliana Renthlei- 6.5
The full-back did an excellent job getting up and down the right flank and defended satisfactorily whenever called into action too. Picked up an unnecessary yellow card late on.
Jerry Lalrinzuala- 6.5
The Chennaiyin speedster tried to run at the tiring Jamshedpur defenders on every occasion, but wasn’t able to produce too much of quality. Worked hard while tracking back and kept Farukh Choudhary in check.
Edwin Vanspaul- 7.0
Did well to run the show in the middle of the park with his intuitive passing and movement. Tried hard to bring his teammates into the game and worked hard tracking back as well.
Anirudh Thapa- 8.0
The talismanic midfielder delivered a couple of excellent crosses into the box from wide, but played the pass of the match when he found Valskis for the Marina Machans’ third goal of the night.
Lallianzuala Chhangte- 8.0
The youngster was at the heart of everything positive that Chennaiyin did against Jamshedpur and he received just reward when he tapped in the home side’s fourth.
Thoi Singh- 6.0
Thoi had an excellent chance to impress the head coach in the later stages, but decided to take the shot on from a tight angle and shanked it horribly wide.
Masih Saighani- N/A
Didn’t have time to make an impact.
Subrata Paul- 5.0
The former national team first-choice was guilty of going to ground too early for both of Valskis’ goals and should’ve reacted quicker to Schembri’s header in the first half as well.
Joyner Lourenco- 6.5
Produced a couple of excellent crosses in the midst of what was largely a lacklustre display by the Men of Steel. Delivered the ball that eventually led to Sergio Castel’s goal on the night.
Narender Gahlot- 6.0
The young centre-half was given a tough time by the movement of the Chennaiyin attackers, but he did a decent job for most of the first half. Began to look quite fatigued in the later stages though.
Bikash Jairu- 6.0
The full-back didn’t have quite the same impact as his opposite number, owing largely to the fact that he was forced to deal with the relentless attacking threat of Andre Schembri down his side.
Farukh Choudhary- 5.5
The winger produced glimpses of quality over the the fixture, but wasn’t able to have his usual impact in the final third. Attempted an acrobatic effort in second half stoppage time, but completely missed the ball.
Amarjit Singh- 6.5
The promising midfield star didn’t have a night to remember, as despite his good work in the middle of the park, Jamshedpur were completely overrun by the constant Chennaiyin pressure.
CK Vineeth- 5.0
Brought on in the second half as the head coach tried a different approach to the game. Wasn’t able to create anything meaningful in the final third and was rather wasteful on the ball.
Isaac Vanmalsawma- N/A
Didn’t have time to make an impact.